Archive for the ‘Smart TV’ Category

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Is Chromecast Really Android’s Attempt at an Apple TV?

I have been connecting compute devices to my TVs for nearly 20 years, the first being a Compaq Presario hooked to a massive RCA 35” tube TV via an NTSC converter. Back then, there wasn’t online audio …...

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by Patrick Moorhead   |   August 13th, 2013
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Why Microsoft Can Win the Living Room

As Ben Bajarin pointed out in his post here yesterday, Microsoft’s Xbox One is a whole lot more than a game console. Of course, the Xbox has long been the leading edge of Microsoft’s effort to dominate digital home entertainment. …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   May 22nd, 2013
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AMD SurRoundhouse Concept: Future Cure for the CE Industry Woes?

For a run of at least 30 years, the “classic” consumer electronics industry successfully transitioned from one technology to another.  TVs are a good example.  TVs went from big color tubes to rear projection to flat panels and HD projection …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   January 22nd, 2013
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Why do Products like the Google Nexus Q Launch?

At Google’s I/O developer conference in June, Google boldly announced the Nexus Q, a $299 streaming music sphere.  Last week, Google stopped selling the Nexus Q and cancelled all consumer pre-orders, saying buyers would get the unit for free.  It appeared …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   August 7th, 2012
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NVIDIA GeForce Grid: Killing off Game Consoles?

Yesterday, NVIDIA launched VGX and the GeForce Grid, which, among many things, could render future game consoles obsolete.  This may sound very far-fetched right now, but as I dig into the details of the capability of the …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   May 16th, 2012
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How the Apple iTV is Accelerated by Samsung

(originally published at Forbes)

Back in September, I wrote an analysis on why Apple should build an HDTV.   The premise was that there are huge experiential issues Apple could solve and they could strike a deal with the MSO’s and satellite companies.   That was …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   January 19th, 2012
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How Sony can beat Samsung and LG on Smart TV Interfaces

As I wrote last week, Samsung and LG are following Microsoft’s lead in future interfaces for the living room. Both Samsung and LG showed off future voice control and in Samsung’s case, far-field air gestures. Given what Samsung and LG …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   January 17th, 2012
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Samsung & LG Validate Microsoft’s Living Room Interaction Model

Microsoft launched Kinect back in November 2010 in a  move to change the man-to-machine interface between the consumer to their living room content.  While incredibly risky, the gamble paid off in the fastest selling consumer device, ever.  I saw the …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   January 10th, 2012
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Voice Control Will Disrupt Living Room Electronics

In what seems to be a routine in high-tech journalism and social media now is to speculate on what Apple will do next. The latest and greatest rumor is that Apple will develop an HDTV set. I wrote back in …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   December 20th, 2011
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Why Apple Should Build a TV

While I don’t believe it, to many, it appears that Apple has already won the smartphone and tablet wars, so the next logical conclusion is “what’s next”. Many articles about the Apple in the TV business rumors (not to be …

by Patrick Moorhead   |   September 2nd, 2011