Is it the Future for Home Entertainment?

Everything is getting smarter today – home security systems, phones, TVs. New generation of TVs available today come ready to go without a cable connection, stocked with Netflix, Hulu, Vudu and other apps. Smart TV or web connected TV sets are rapidly coming to market from likes of Intel, Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic and Vizio.

But how is a Smart TV better than the one in your living room today?

  • Countless services Smart TVs offer, like YouTube, Twitter, Google and Skype.
  • You only need one device. Smart TV could cover the work of the landline phone, DVD player and game station. Consumers would gladly get rid of all the plug in boxes and endless cable trails.
  • On demand service. Consumers today want to watch what they want, when they want, wherever they want and cable companies  do not adapt well to this trend.
  • Social Networking trend. TV is going social, with new TVs connected to all the social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter already it’s only a matter of time before viewers could share and comment on video content from their TVs. Or even share viewing experience watching the same shows between friends at different locations.

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Television is the last of all media to get online and still not there yet compared to online books in ease and convenience.  Services like Netflix and Hulu are very cheap, commercial free (in most cases) and provide lag-free, high quality streaming.

Only issue you need to work out is your broadband internet speed. Although the average speed has been increasing over the last few years it’s a known fact that you’re not usually getting what your provider says you are. Speeds can be affected by equipment, your distance and watching content on a smart TV might be a problem if you can’t upgrade to  a higher speed.

All that being said, I think the best technology in web connected TV sets is yet to come.

Also see “What is Smart TV?”


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Helen Back