Wanna Surf the Web on Your HDTV?

By mattdentler | Matt Dentler's Blog June 15, 2009 at 7:52AM

Wanna Surf the Web on Your HDTV?
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Of course you do, and maybe you even thought you could do that currently. On most TVs, using many computers, you can. But news late last week confirms that new LG models with instant connectivity, have shipped. The killer app is on its way to a retailer near you. What does this mean for consumers? You can buy a TV that will enable you to stream Netflix movies and YouTube videos, without the hassle of more wires and more boxes. Of course, the ultimate killer app will be the web-enabled HDTV that allows you to choose Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon VOD, iTunes, and more. All with the click of a button on your remote. It's not far off, and analysts predict 50 million homes will have web-enabled HDTVs by 2013. Let's say only 1/5 of those homes rents the same movie for $4.99. That's a gross of $50 million (the net revenue will vary, but that's a good starting point). Change the price point, and do the math.