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GoogleTV, AppleTV and the Battle For The Living Room 226

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the can-someone-win-already dept.
An anonymous reader pointed us to an article talking about Google TV and AppleTV challenging the major networks and taking their place in your living room. It'll be a tough battle, amusingly waged on cable company wires in many major markets.
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GoogleTV, AppleTV and the Battle For The Living Room

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  • Lesser evil (Score:5, Funny)

    by guyminuslife (1349809) on Thursday September 09, 2010 @10:18AM (#33521242)
    Hmmm. So do I want a locked-down, shiny piece of Jobsified crap, or do I want a television that watches me? [insert pre-emptive "In Soviet Russia..." here]

    Oh, who am I kidding, I want them both.
  • Re:UI? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Speare (84249) on Thursday September 09, 2010 @10:45AM (#33521726) Homepage Journal

    At the demo in Berlin they said there will be both Android and iOS apps for controlling Google TV. They even mentioned voice search integration.

    I can just see it now. I'm watching a Star Trek episode, and Picard gives the shipboard computer a prompt, such as "Computer! Find all Starfleet regulations on personnel transfers." Suddenly my television starts playing a completely different program in my video library. Hopefully not something I put in the "embarrassing" folder.

  • by jdgeorge (18767) on Thursday September 09, 2010 @11:53AM (#33522926)

    As for me, I will only interested in one that plays well with my other media components.

    Doh! Not to mention my interest in a device that helps me avoid posting broken grammar in this intellectually rigorous forum.

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