One to watch… as a leading indicator
A new line of Sony televisions introduced Tuesday allows people to use the Internet while watching their favorite shows – minus the set-top box that competing systems require. And they will be the first TV’s on the market to run Google TV, Google’s new operating system for Internet-connected televisions.
People annoyed by the number of electronics-filled boxes accumulating in their living rooms will no doubt rejoice. But the new technology comes with another potential irritant — a remote control that may intimidate all but the most digitally savvy users.