Wanna Surf the Web on Your HDTV?

by mattdentler
June 15, 2009 7:52 AM
2 Comments
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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.

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2 Comments

  • web on hdtv | June 16, 2009 11:23 AMReply

    You don't have to buy an expensive TV to connect to the Internet. And you only need one simple cable. Lots of folks are doing it. PCTVCables.com

  • Evan Wilder | June 16, 2009 5:20 AMReply

    Looking forward to this.
    I use a VGA cable now to connect my computers to the TV. It works very well, thank you. I'm sure it would be that much easier if I didn't have a black 20' cable stuck behind my sideboard.

    Also, grammar question. What's the difference between changing the "price point" and changing the "price" ? Let's just change the "price", yes?