As tv are now becoming on the decline in 2012, guess how long till it will be obsolete.
Answer by Duodave · Dec 03, 2011 at 01:14 AM
This is ... well, misleading. Perhaps it's a better idea to redefine television. For years monitors with computer AND television inputs have been available, and now you buy a TV with built in internet CHEAPER than one without.
I would say that it's more accurate to say television died already, when broadcast analog tv was turned off. Because when broadcast tv became digital, it really bore much more resemblance to the internet.
Answer by JordanV · Dec 03, 2011 at 10:24 PM
I believe TVs AS WE KNOW IT are obsolete. More and more people are switching over to the internet for their entertainment purposes. Soon we will be seeing a wave of "smart TVs" that can do more than what they do now. I don't think its too hard to imagine a Android TV, iOS, or even Ubuntu TV. Canonical Ltd, the company behind Ubuntu, already announced plans to migrate Ubuntu to TVs.
Answer by jadtechnic · Mar 29, 2012 at 02:52 PM
TV as I know it is for sure obsolete hook up the TV receive the signal from air waves 3 or 4 local channels all carrying a few hours of network programming ..
TV sets in the home are hooked to cable the TV set is nothing more or less then a monitor you could still use an out side antenna but its far more costly and difficult to do that today, cable all channels are owned by a few giant company's who decided what you want to see for you there is no real honest news forecast any more its a few .. iant company's who put on a show they call news but its really the world the way they want you to see it news today might as well be call the evening propaganda ..
as far as tv's becoming a rarity in homes this is a ways off the numbers of tvs in a home may well be dropping fast how ever each home has 2 to 4 or more TV in the past 50s and even the 70s homes had 1 TV the family watched together even if TV owner ship dropped by 50% the number would still most likely average out to 2 per home families get small more couples become empty nester as baby boomer get older they need fewer TV's
Answer by Cornelia Cornflake · Mar 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM
I can only assume that those predicting or announcing the death of TV have forgotten that they are still very much part of an elite group if they have broadband capable of streaming HD pictures without glitch. And of course there is still nothing to compare with TV for live broadcasting. How many people watched the Superbowl, for example, on anything other than their good old TV set?
Predictions of doom in media are nearly always premature. You won't be old enough to remember when radio was all set to kill off print, and then TV was all set to kill off both radio and cinema. You might remember that the pop video was predicted to be another radio killer though. I-Tunes didn't destroy CD sales, Netflix & other film 'rental' services didn't decimate cinema takings, and so we go round the mulberry bush. Expect TV as we know it to outlive you and, if Governments finally get the grip they are so desperate for, to outlive the Internet too!
Answer by Cornelia Cornflake · Mar 30, 2012 at 06:37 PM
The $1 you paid in the 60s bought you 2 tracks & the vinyl it was impressed on. The $1 you pay today buys you one track and nothing else. A large chunk of the costs involved in getting recordings to the customer simply fell away when direct download became possible. And the democratisation of music that has resulted from the download revolution brings further pressure to sell a track at its true value.
The vast majority of the income from recordings comes now, as it always has done, from radio plays, use in TV ads, cinema soundtracks etc. while a similar proportion of the artist's income comes from live shows. The truth is that most leading artists (at least those who write their own material) could afford to let you have their records for nothing without noticing much difference in their bank balance if they were not tied to big label contracts that favour the company to an outrageous degree!
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