The future of television is fiddling around with extra gadgets, closing pop-up advertisements, chatting with friends, and maybe a bit of shows on the side. The familiar gang of social apps and picture-menu navigation will chase us into the living room and into our TV sets in the coming year, according to Intel. Chipzilla's …
Fuck the mass-media.
It's a vast, vapid wasteland, totally useless to anyone with the capability of thinking for themselves.
Especially dear old simple telly.
I've used a Bush Internet STB - rgb into a 28in tv since June 2001.
Using it now, have hardly used anything else. Advice; anyone developing this sort of integration should allow as full internet access as possible, not just restricted sites & applications.
The r/c should include a qwerty k/b & mouse, much like the smaller k/b unit supplied with Bush m/cs. Also use the same k/b manufacturer, mine is fine even after years of hammering.
This sort of internet access is especially suitable for the older user & their visitors, but do keep online security as simple as possible. Hundred metre Bluetooth is also a must, for the printer in the next room, for cell phone pics, even for prime internet connection.
So, full internet, Bluetooth & K/B please.
Can't see much demand - people like my old man who still has his CRT won't want or be able to use the new functions - those that would like them can get a £300 HTPC to do all that along with replacing their freeview pvr, dvd player and get more functionality.
Finally, all the adverts I ever wanted in one easy to find place
So, pop-up adverts are being demanded by consumers, are they? Let's get this clear, no matter how "contextual" they might be, advertising is at best a necessary evil to ensure the TV channel doesn't go dark. It is *never* a feature...
"Oooh, 1080p, HDMI, dual DVB-T2 and pop-up adverts... those are the features I want in my new TV!"
Now we just need them to create a device
that actually wants to watch the shit that's on the box day in, day out
someone is going to realise that this continuous pushing of advertising 'services' benefits neither the customer (I *will* not use the word 'consumer') nor the supplier, and so-called targeted contextual adverts are even more likely to be non-beneficial to both parties.
<<The future of television is fiddling around with extra gadgets, closing pop-up advertisements, chatting with friends, and maybe a bit of shows on the side.>>
The future of your television, maybe. The future of mine? No. Better yet, f*ck no.
Let's see a return to single-function gadgetry. Let's see TVs that just show moving pictures. Let's see music players that just play music and mobile phones that just make phone calls. Let's see cameras that just make pictures and ebook readers that just display books. But... let's also see each of them be the very best of their kind. A thing designed to do one thing, with another thing bolted on the side 'because we can' invariably does neither as well as it could; all is compromise. After all, just because you can bolt a music player to blue-arsed baboon doesn't make it a worthwhile thing to do...
So that's . . .
. . . why I don't own a freestanding television again. There's just too much productivity to be had with a Mac DVR. Intel's pushing of this technology is great ammo for AMD to demonstrate how quickly a high tech company can turn into a blob of gelatinous goo in the absence of real competition.
"a flashy 3D wheel"
Would that be a ball then?
I see your watching men and motors - can I interest you in some sweedish pornography?
So when I switch to sky news in 2010 and see footage of (incresingly youthfull) americans fightning the revolutionary guard to "stop the jihadis from getting their hands on nuclear weapons"
I may get a popup down the bottom saying
"The war on terror is going well , would you like to know more?"
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