Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Are consumers really asking for smart TVs? | ZDNet

In other TV-related supplier ambition news, see Cisco Wants Your Video to Find You (NYT)
"I think most consumers see "smart" TVs and think, "I watch TV to be dumb for a little while. Why can't you leave that alone?" They see electronics companies trying to turn the passive experience of watching television into the active experience of using a computer; turning the television into the modern monitor, which it of course is from a hardware standpoint. And those videos of chicletized, app-heavy menus aren't helping.
"TVs are getting smarter, but the way we're interacting with them is not," LG's Ahn said this morning. I couldn't agree with him more."
Are consumers really asking for smart TVs? | ZDNet
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