Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Web TV Research Notes

Revision - 3:30 PM 7/19/2010

(Moving the WWW from the PC to the living room)

What are the holdups? licensing issues, payments?

The Internet is taking over everything these days including television (cable and satellite).

A few examples of how the 'net is taking over television!

(Step 1 - connect your TV to a PC and the web)
By connecting an Internet connected PC to your television, you can download TV shows, movies, etc.

How to connect a TV to a PC?
Using various cables

HDMI cable (the best way but you would need a video card with an HDMI output) The old "High-Definition Multimedia Interface"

DVI Cable ("Digital Visual Interface", It is partially compatible with the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) standard in digital mode(DVI-D), and VGA in analog mode (DVI-A).

S-Video CableVGA Cable

See the following websites


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TV is moving to the Internet, examples of personal favorites..

A list of Web TV Sites

(New Sites) (need a Verizon, DISH, Cox Media or subscription) (The free open source Miro video player!) (Subscription based but a big dog)(Coming Up)

(Net TV Guides)

The Web for TV (per Google TV)FactsThe average American watches TV five (5) hours per day$70 Billion Dollars a Year on Television (US)There are about 4 billion TV users world wide, mobile phone market ~2 billion, PC users market ~1 billion

Radio Sites

This document is a work in progress, if you know of any good TV video websites, please let me know.

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