Sony Leads Charge in Surging Smart TV Market

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tekknyne

Smart TV's huh? Oh you mean limited computer with big monitor? OH, I already have one of those but the comupter is significantly more powerful. PASS.

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Atomike

This Smart TV trend is a bad idea.
These "Smart" TVs are designed to work with outside content providers - many of these will not be around forever. I plan to use my TV for more than 5 or 6 years. Hulu Plus? It will not be around very long. This is a gimmick. 10 years from now, that menu with dead applications will look very, very stupid on your TV.

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BlazePC

With all due respect, part of if not most of what ends up in firmware updates pushed by the TV mfg's is additions & subtractions of content providers and GUI updates for the respective services. So to say that you'll have menus with dead applications comes off a bit ill-informed. Blockbuster went bye bye from TiVo's smart DVRs and TiVo removed them off the menu system within a reasonable period of time.

There are app links in Sony's current list that don't always fire-away anyhow - for whatever reason - but trust me, the ones like YouTube, Vudu, Hulu, etc etc get a lot of traction by an ever growing base of consumers - and although there will be inevitable consolidation in providers, the "smart" in smart TV's is now a fact of life.

"this isn't your daddy's Oldsmobile" readily comes to mind...

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BlazePC

I would have thought it was Samsung, not Sony.
Very interesting indeed...

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