Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
JMcCasland
User Rank
Rookie
re: Connected TVs already at 21% of market, says analyst
JMcCasland   1/6/2011 2:49:00 AM
NO RATINGS
A few years ago, I built one of my home PCs using a 'stereo component-like' case, ATI cablecard tuner, and HDMI capable video card. Actually, I'm laying here on my floor next to my fireplace, dog and snow blowing outside here in the mountains of New Mexico. While at the same time typing this message, a cable tv show on windows media center, and waiting to video chat with a friend in Nebraska. I'm having a great time with technology!

old account Frank Eory
User Rank
Rookie
re: Connected TVs already at 21% of market, says analyst
old account Frank Eory   1/5/2011 9:58:22 PM
NO RATINGS
In the U.S., nearly every cable system offers video on-demand (VOD) TV shows and movies, much like Netflix -- but you must have a set-top box to watch on-demand content. Consumers who are streaming Netflix content are either using a Wii or other console in place of the set-top box, or else they have a connected TV. At the moment, Netflix seems to have advantages over cable VOD in terms of cost and breadth of content. Cable companies could close that gap if they wanted to, but so far their VOD model is like a carousel in which everything has an expiration date. Netflix has no expiration dates on its content.

kdboyce
User Rank
Rookie
re: Connected TVs already at 21% of market, says analyst
kdboyce   1/3/2011 7:30:45 AM
NO RATINGS
Having just recently acquired a connected TV, I can say that I really like it...for on demand video and/or news/info services. I will leave the general Internet browsing and serious research to my trusty computer and wired mouse, and the ability to run many open windows with both internet sites and active desktop programs open at the same time.

BalaLak
User Rank
Rookie
re: Connected TVs already at 21% of market, says analyst
BalaLak   1/3/2011 3:56:56 AM
NO RATINGS
What is stopping the good ol' cable/sat dish operators from providing on-demand programs? If they can do that, they can easily rival the lieks of Netflix. Their problem is surely not bandwidth, but a lack of application software perhaps??

daleste
User Rank
CEO
re: Connected TVs already at 21% of market, says analyst
daleste   1/3/2011 2:29:30 AM
NO RATINGS
A few years ago when I was taking an Eagle tester class, our instructor, during a break, told us that he did not have cable or satellite. He has his TV connected to a computer and only watches Youtube and other video available on the internet. I can see that the problem will be the bandwidth. Since Netflix already has 20% and they are working to move to only online video, this will be a big problem in the future. I don't want to wait for the video to download.

matjackson
User Rank
Rookie
re: Connected TVs already at 21% of market, says analyst
matjackson   1/2/2011 3:56:58 PM
NO RATINGS
No question this is the way it is headed - bandwidth will be an issue, maybe home-satellite providers will have an edge here before available bandwidth can catch up. In the UK, apple TV is making good inroads into the VOD market, as mentioned above text input is virtually impossible but could easily be incorporated via the wireless Mac keyboard with a few tweaks, or enhanced iPad functionality. It feels like the desktopPC/Mac/Laptop and TV will stay as separate entities for some time, due to the current perception of them as serving different basic roles, but given the current crossover with content, the time will come when they are fully integrated units.

_hm
User Rank
CEO
re: Connected TVs already at 21% of market, says analyst
_hm   1/1/2011 5:12:34 PM
NO RATINGS
It is important to see HDTV with internet and having freedom to receive content from open internet. Without that, its utility is very limited. Another requirement is remote with features to enter to text easily. With current remote, it is futile effort. If vendor incorporate these two functionality, with sotrage available on cloud, many people may not need PC in thier home. Their basic requirement of email and internet surfing can be achived in TV with open internet content and good KB, mouse.

Salio
User Rank
Rookie
re: Connected TVs already at 21% of market, says analyst
Salio   1/1/2011 3:03:28 AM
NO RATINGS
TVs are already out that have internet connectivity. Users are likely to look for HD TVs that can connected to the internet. It would be nice to have a wireless ready HD TV.

Silicon_Smith
User Rank
Rookie
re: Connected TVs already at 21% of market, says analyst
Silicon_Smith   12/31/2010 8:42:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Both the TV and the internet devices have their own value proposition. In this age of computing and internet, TV is essentially a source of Big Screen experience offering more family entertainment. On the other hand, for the pundits of mobility, shrinking the form factors and power usage is the mantra. Essentially, the people who like to browse internet that much would have an ideal and smaller device in their pockets/bags and hence the TV-internet experience would be redundant. For the lesse internet savvy, it might be a useless feature for which they wouldnt shell out more dollars.

wilber_xbox
User Rank
Manager
re: Connected TVs already at 21% of market, says analyst
wilber_xbox   12/31/2010 5:16:51 PM
NO RATINGS
A report pointed out that people spend more time browsing internet than in front of TVs. So an internet connectivity will give more freedom to people and probably boost the sale of LED TVs in the coming year.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want a Voltera Desktop PCB Printer?
Max Maxfield
4 comments
I just received an email from my chum Javi in Spain. "Have you heard about Voltera (VolteraInc.com)? It's a Canadian company that is going to offer desktop-size PCB printers for fast ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
2 comments
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
15 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...