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Old 08-18-2010, 12:00 AM
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Default Intel Speaks on Smart TV

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/comic-con_2010_intel_dishes_about_smart_tv' target='_blank'>http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fe..._about_smart_tv</a><br /><br /></div><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/G2gZ2mx0Ig4&amp;feature=player_embedded#!&amp;ap=&fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/G2gZ2mx0Ig4&amp;feature=player_embedded#!&amp;ap=&fmt=18" /></object></p><p>Pretty interesting stuff; I watched the video and heard some good ideas for how to improve TV, and certainly doing an <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnography" target="_blank">ethnographic study</a> of how people watch TV is extremely important, but I can't help but feel a little pessimistic about the reality of how the TV industry works. Every big TV manufacturer out there &mdash;&nbsp;Samsung, Toshiba, LG, take your pick &mdash;&nbsp;has&nbsp;different ideas about how they can differentiate their products, and there's little incentive for them to cooperate with each other and unify around a single TV platform even, if that's exactly what would be best for consumers. We'll see what the next 12 months brings...</p>
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