This week’s Engadget column discusses how the TV has evolved over time and where it might be heading. TV is a clever euphemism for the device, certainly what i call a TV is not what my Dad would have referred to. It’s taking time and there are obstacles but the TV will join other devices and become connected. It’s just taking a bit longer than many expected.
“The irony, of course, is that the TV viewer has evolved independently of the TV. While users may not want online content on their TVs, they do seem to embrace TV content on their PCs. Ask a certain demographic to point to their TV consumption device and it will likely have a mouse and keyboard. Services like Netflix tied to devices such as the Xbox 360, Roku and TiVo mean there’s alternatives to what’s being served by cable and satellite companies. Over time, these options will expand and the TV itself will evolve — it’s just a matter of time before the TV and internet finally, finally get together.”