Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 22 Dec 2010.
I may be missing the point, but.....
All the delays will help neither vendor. The tech has been around to achieve the all-encompassing online on-demand tv for a while now. My sony TV has youtube & bbc iplayer built in etc - in fact, so does my BD player! For the more useful equivalent, the wifi DLNA supporting freeview box under the telly with internet download of subscription based services etc can be bought off the shelf for Â£200 in Tesco.
Fetch.tv is already there, the sony tvs have the APIs already in place....it's really only now vapourware for MS and Google and those unfortunate hardware vendors that felt the need to wait for someone else to provide the APIs rather than chip in with each other or go it alone.
Google TV has no chance. Neither does Boxee, Apple TV and the rest of these things based on online content from the major media companies until the dinosaurs (the media companies) wake up and notice that we are not in 1980 anymore.
And when they do, they will just lobby our politicians to turn back the clock.
Hi Gareth, I work for Intel and I can assure you that we're not moving away from Google TV! The smart TV category of products which Intel's new CE processors enable are just that - a category of products. So it should not be expected that _all_ Intel communications around smart TV will mention Google TV specifically. There are other smart TV products from Boxee (as you have noted), Free in France (www.free.fr), Telecom Italia (www.cubovision.it) and several others to be announced/launched soon! Meanwhile, interest and momentum for Google TV remains strong and will continue into 2011 and beyond. Kind regards, Paul
And what happened with logitech (not mentioned here) ? DLNA sucks badly, its low quality (a lot lower than using DVI ou HDMI directly with a HTPC) and ultra limited files compatibility. If Google TV comes out, I hope it will be able to upgrade my new Sony TV (firmware) to turning into Google TV as well.
netflix is all I want is the future IMO for all forms of media but still no UK launch.....Those evil media conglomorites are scambling to counter netflix as the platform is growing exponentially so I've no doubt they may even stop selling content to them.
Gradius, I think you may be missing the finer points of DLNA.
Since I bought my new sony telly, bd player & fetchtv units, all have downloaded & applied firmware updates, in the case of the telly & bd player this includes new service providers. I see no reason why google tv would be exempt from that unless their API is too complex to implement.
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