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Streaming will soon pass traditional TV - Tech Insider
the percentage of people who say they stream video from services like Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu each day has increased dramatically over the last five years, from about 30% in 2010 to more than 50% this year. During the same period, the percentage of people who say they watch traditional TV [...] has dropped by about 10%. When the beige line surpasses the purple line [looks like 2016], it will mean that more people are streaming each day than are watching traditional TV. 
streaming  hulu  netflix  tv  television  video  youtube 
september 2015 by jm
CES: Worse Products Through Software
'The companies out there that know how to make decent software have been steadily eating their way into and through markets previously dominated by the hardware guys. Apple with music players, TiVo with video recording, even Microsoft with its decade-old Xbox Live service, which continues to embarrass the far weaker offerings from Sony and Nintendo. (And, yes, iOS is embarrassing all three console makers.)'

See also Mat Honan's article at http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/internet-tv-sucks/ : 'Smart TVs are just too complicated. They have terrible user interfaces that differ wildly from device to device. It’s not always clear what content is even available — for example, after more than two years on the market, you still can’t watch Hulu Plus on your Google TV. [...] They give us too many options for apps most people will never use, and they do so at the expense of making it simple to find the shows and movies we want to watch, no matter where they are, be it online or on the air. As NPD puts it in the conclusion to its report, “OEMs and retailers need to focus less on new innovation in this space and more on simplification of the user experience and messaging if they want to drive additional, and new, behaviors on the TV.” Which is a more polite way of saying, clean up your horrible interface, Samsung.'

(via Craig)
via:craig  design  ui  tv  hardware  television  sony  ces  software 
january 2013 by jm
xbmc-vodie
'XBMC Plugin for browsing and watching RTE Player streams, TV3 streams and TG4 streams (Ireland only), An Lár TV and Magnet WebTV' (via John Looney)
xbmc  plugins  rte  tv3  tg4  ireland  magnet  television  tv  flash  video 
september 2011 by jm
Conor O'Neill on his freesat/DTT system
'Our replacement for Sky TV cost €99. Ariva 120. No monthly fees!' -- sounds very intriguing, that's a good price point
digital  fta  satellite  television  dtt  sky  upc  ireland 
september 2011 by jm
the world’s largest DVR
SnapStream's 100TB rack which records 50 analog TV channels simultaneously
snapstream  video  tv  storage  hardware  analog  television  from delicious
may 2010 by jm

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