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lroee
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re: CES Wrap: Google TV among iPads’ casualties
lroee   1/11/2011 12:38:14 AM
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Frankly I curse them. The touch interface leaves so much to be desired. I would be much happier with a netbook that could run Win 7 Pro well and got 8 hours of battery life. That will be cheap soon and will kill the pad.

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dirk.bruere   1/10/2011 10:23:39 PM
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Give it a couple of years and any appliance that does not have a tablet interface is facing extinction. This could be the catalyst for real home automation for the average person. Not some central controller and network, but a collection of apps on a tablet - TV, stereo, fridge, lights, alarm etc

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LarryM99   1/10/2011 9:41:00 PM
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I have been grumbling about TV remote controls for a couple of years now, and it looks like tablets are finally poised to make the change happen. It's particularly interesting to see TV manufacturers like Vizeo getting involved. Media devices for years have been stubbornly refusing to expose network-level control interfaces, sticking instead with open-loop IR remote controls that do silly things like using the same command to turn things on and off. As long as we can keep the manufacturers from being equally pigheaded about the network-level control APIs then maybe my wife will be able to turn on the TV reliably without having to call me. Larry M.

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dirk.bruere   1/10/2011 9:07:44 PM
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Well, it looks like the tablet is going to the the control interface of choice for just about everything. Why bother with knobs, dials, readouts etc when a tablet will link in automatically? Doesn't matter whether it's the home of industry. The age of the true Black Box has arrived, with an interface richer than anything seen before. Oh... and top of the range remote controls like Pronto are dead.

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qerqwe   1/10/2011 9:04:47 PM
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OK, I have an issues with all of this, especially after watching the Windows 7 ad where from the Airport, the couple watches a recorded show on their laptop because it was in the cloud. WOW, so all I want to do today is show some of my pictures on my TV. I have done this before using my Xbox as a media extender but it not easy (had to manually disable firewalls) and then I had issues navigating to just the couple of dozen pics I wanted to show. This should take less than 5 minutes but no.... THIS AS TO BE AS EASY SO MY WIFE OR MY LIBERAL ARTS SON CAN DO IT. Until then...

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old account Frank Eory   1/10/2011 8:05:33 PM
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Regarding Change #1, there is no reason that TV manufacturers and service providers' goals need to be polar opposites. Consumers want internet on every screen, including their TV set, and video on every screen, including those that are not TV sets. The partnership that Samsung announced with Comcast & Time Warner seems like a clear indication that those companies recognize a win-win opportunity for everyone in delivering all content to all screens. I hope we see more such partnerships between CE companies, content companies and carriers.

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dblaza1   1/10/2011 5:03:26 PM
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I think Junko is actually understating the impact of the tablet and what could happen in this market. I saw a demo at Broadcom last year that showed some of the possinilities of a tablet platform that might end the dominance of the laptop. You could walk into your home pick up the tablet have it switch on the TV, get your email, browse the newspaper, tale phone calls, update facebook and twitter, order dinner then check via video that it really is the pizza guy at the door. The point was that the tablet could be the only platform you need and the capabilities to do what I described are already available. This has nothing to do with Apple and the office version could be just as compelling.

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nicolas.mokhoff   1/10/2011 4:44:53 PM
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It's hard to be objective in the middle of the hoopla of the largest electronics hoopla show in the world. The CES has become a three (more than three?)-ring circus where even the most "serious" of companies find it compelling to attend and make deals for the year. All CES is, is a bellwether whose direction changes with the latest techno/marketing wind during the course of the year. But predictions are fun to make and are often wrong; that's why we have this conversation. Keep the comments coming!

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junko.yoshida   1/10/2011 1:57:40 PM
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On the other hand (aside from Internet TV), we should all consider the real impact of tablets on the enterprise market and connectivity issues. That cannot be underestimated.

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junko.yoshida   1/10/2011 1:48:55 PM
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You are absolutely right to say that the network is killing Google TV. I won't argue with you on that note. However, I would also like to point out that the ability to surf the Net and search video clips is now put in the hands of a consumer with a media tablet, sitting comfortably on a couch in a living room. He or she can share that video with the rest of the family on a big screen TV if there is some sort of connectivity between a media tablet and a TV. So, at least, some of the Internet TV's value propositions (if not all) can now be easily met by media tablets in my opinion.

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