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GoogleTV, AppleTV and the Battle For The Living Room 226

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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