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Internet on the TV – Who Will Be Victorious?

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  1. Rickaren

    Rickaren New Member Staff Member

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    Internet on the TV – Who Will Be Victorious?


    11/06/2011

    Because of the latest release of the refurbished Apple TV and Sony’s soon to be shown Google powered TV, the showdown for the Internet television marketplace is simply beginning. For quite a while now, TV companies have been centering design and style efforts on slim screens and crisper pictures. Huge, flat screened TVs are now affordable and turning out to be ever more typical in homes, replacing the conventional CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) televisions. In reality, a lot of producers have now entirely finished building Cathode Ray Tube television sets as desire has shrunk. Brands continuously seek out the next growing trend for people. Most people have already experienced integrated DVD recorders, digital televisions and the everyday uptake of high definition TV.


    Thus, television manufacturers have turned to other technology to offer their products an economic advantage. Internet television is at present the new talked about system. Several manufacturers have made plays inside the area, with a few increasingly being more profitable than some. Even so, no company is presently dominating the market and people are able to only guess the ultimate champion of Internet television market.


    You can find a couple of methods of experiencing Internet television. The first is by utilizing an independent, stand alone set-top box. Most of these are plugged into your existing television set and allow you to then connect with the Internet and gain access to sites and different functions. The second type of connection is by televisions created with built-in Internet connectivity. These do not require an independent device for connecting online. Analysis suggests the fact that a large amount of men and women replace their televisions every few years. This may suggest that in the short term, Internet set-top boxes will certainly be most people’s entry into Internet TV. This has been experienced before as seen in the usage of digital TV set-top boxes at this point being entirely superseded with televisions with digital technologies as standard.


    Therefore, the potential of television broadcasting clearly can be found in the realm of online television. In truth, countless television stations at present deliver Internet viewing facilities (usually in the way of re-runs in case users have missed a show). Despite the fact that they will be very bandwidth heavy for the providers. The question remains to be resolved yet, precisely why would any of us make use of the web on the TV? And arguably more important, will people use the Internet on a TV?


    The reply is most likely yes. An important trend in product design at the moment is the growing convergence of products. Cell phones do not merely make phone calls but now also take pictures, record movie clips and audio clips, play video games and connect to the Internet. Phone based Internet surfing is starting to be more popular in comparison with computer web browsing in a number of regions of the world. Therefore, it is simple to see the way in which TVs will merge the net.


    Separate from being able to watch live television and get a hold of shows which you have missed, having the capability to connect to the net will open a lot more functions for people. People will be able to access their social networking websites, emails and favorite websites while watching a TV show. Watching the TV is, mostly, an individual activity – the most you can easily share watching television is with someone there too. People cannot conveniently watch a TV program with someone somewhere else. You also need access to an additional gadget, like a computer or mobile phone, so that you can connect online with other people. On the other hand, imagine having the ability to message with your friend while you are both watching television? This makes television a lot more interactive and social than it was before. It also minimizes the requirement for a different communication product.


    In the end, the net on televisions needs to make itself essential. Which is to say, if there is not any desire for it then people will not adopt it. Arguably, Internet TV must differentiate itself by being consumer targeted. Imagine being able to take care of your daily life through the TV? It’s not very far fetched to imagine. TVs need to provide users the chance of organizing their lives from one location – something which the net continues to be so excellent at doing. The ability to shop online, manage your passwords with an online password manager password store, bookmark all your favorite websites with an online bookmark manager and so on. Think about the ability to pause the show, select one of the things on the TV screen and get taken to an online shop selling the item. This functionality is exactly what will make Internet television be noticeable from the conventional alternatives.


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  2. eferz

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    I don't know who but I'm hoping its Google TV.
     
  3. ChrisG8

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    I will proclaim Google TV the winner. There may actually be room for a few different platforms with no one type having a majority but I don't think that will be the outcome. I believe Google TV will ultimately have a clear majority of the market and the most hardware manufacturers. If that turns out to be the case, it will be despite the slow start, so far that isn't happening at all.
     

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