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Intel's Rumored TV Plans Would Compete With Apple, Google 82

Nerval's Lobster writes "Google tried to extend its influence to televisions, an effort that largely crashed and burned. Apple executives call Apple TV a 'hobby,' although it's been long-rumored that their company has a television set in the works. And Microsoft's made a muscular attempt to conquer the living room with the Xbox, which now does a lot more than just video games. If current rumors prove correct, you can soon add Intel to that list of IT giants with an eye on televisions. According to TechCrunch and SlashGear, the chip manufacturer is prepping to unveil a first-generation television system of some sort at next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. TechCrunch suggests that Intel will debut the system on a city-by-city basis, similar to what Google's doing with Google Fiber, in order to maintain 'more flexibility in negotiating licensing with reluctant content providers.' (The publication's information comes from the ever-popular unnamed sources.) In essence, Intel is proposing a set-top box paired with a subscription service, which would provide a mixture of traditional programming alongside streaming content."
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Intel's Rumored TV Plans Would Compete With Apple, Google

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  • by Nyder ( 754090 ) on Monday December 31, 2012 @01:58PM (#42434105) Journal

    THis isn't the 1950's where the entire entertainment system, TV, HiFi and Phonograph are all integrated into the same box. Some one make a freekin TV monitor without all the tuners and computers in it! I know you can get monitors but could someone make one that cost less than a TV with all that crap in it. Then make the gadgets to attach to the "Monitor". Maybe we could even have 2K and 4K monitors at 50" for less thank $5K?

    No, this is the 10's where the entire entertainment system, TV, Internet Radio and MP3 Player, Plus camera, computer, mic, and the kitchen sink (not really), Not to mention Internet access are integrated into the same box.

    Hmm, shit doesn't change much, does it?

  • by Sponge Bath ( 413667 ) on Monday December 31, 2012 @02:11PM (#42434235)

    do people even watch tv? i haven't had a tv in years.

    Like you, I am too superior for video entertainment. I just meditate and think deep thoughts, unlike TV watchers who wallow in their own filth and poke sharp sticks in their ears.

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