Over at SilconValley.com they have an article on what could be the future which combines TV and the Internet. Though the current TV sets cannot surf the Internet as of yet, future sets may be able to replace your computer for surfing. According to the article which states:
Buyers of this year’s most advanced televisions might notice a curious new feature – a jack that connects the sets directly to the Internet.
For now, the capabilities are modest. Viewers can’t surf the Web as they can on their computers, but they can use their remote controls to receive updated local weather forecasts, personalized stock quotes, on-demand access to a handful of TV shows such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and thousands of YouTube videos.
But the Web connections eventually could upend the way TV programs have been distributed. The goal one day is to replace every set-top device – cable boxes, TiVos, media center computers, stereos and game consoles – so all you need is a TV set that does it all, via the Internet.
As broadband grows faster, TVs become more powerful and entertainment companies put more content online, viewers might be able to call up any show, movie, song or amateur video without needing local TV stations or cable subscriptions.
This is going to be the future of television. I can see a day down the road when we will use our TV as we do our computers to access information and other online broadcasts.
What do you think? Comments welcome.
Complete article is here.