Internet Enabled Television
1 Oct 2010What will be the next significant development in TV technology? Electronics manufacturers are investing heavily in 3DTV, hoping to capitalise on the success of 3D movies such as Avatar. However, there are indications that consumers are not in a hurry to buy 3D television sets. According to some reports, Internet Enabled Television, IETV, shows signs of being much more popular with consumers.
Internet Enabled TV makes it possible to access "watch again" services such as BBC iPlayer, as well as video sharing services such as YouTube and Vimeo, through your TV set. Also described as "Hybrid IPTV", IETV uses a home broadband connection to provide internet video services on your television.
"Sales of IETV to out-perform 3DTV", Digitimes, August 2010
---- Professor Iain Richardson is the author of four books on video compression. He leads Vcodex, providers of expert advice on video compression and multimedia communications. http://vcodex.com