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I think defiantly we have so many sources to get news, entertainment, and even the shows we watch on TV all on our computers. What do you guys and girls think?

asked Jul 20 '12 at 12:16

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Yes definitely, in fact it's already happening right now. More and more people are signing up for services like Netflix and Hulu and ditching cable. You can get the same shows on demand with little to no ads for a fraction of the price so eventually somethings got to give! Especially with smart TV's having all this stuff built in, it's just making it easier for everyone.

answered Jul 20 '12 at 12:43

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television is already pretty much dead and has been for quite a while , cable is still going strong and thats what really killed it ..

TV pretty much began dieing in the late 70's , through the 80's the introduction of cable and HBO and Cinemax was the begining and the end for many things CD , VHS and DVD pour water on what ever embers were still there the internet gave us a new forum of entertainment the timeing of compuerv and AOL were perfect ..

television is so dead in fact there is not many still around who remember that tlevision is not cable TV is local shows broacasr on air not a cable the only real TV left today is local news about 15 mins a day ..

between the first gulf war , watching Live ON CNN almost live min to min coverage and Live IRC chat between them in services and those left behind broadcast TV was Buried , to be honest that is how they got away with the switch to digital format as easily as they did so many were already on cable and the internet and could have cared less about television all were into home theater, surround sound and there computers ..

Music players (Ipods) digtal radio killed the CD and at this point dvd and laser dissk is on its way out to HTML 5 and cloud technology netflix and such service handheld computing are going to knock that out big screen TV are in challange is out to see who can make the biggest now computer gaming Phone all rolled on that big screen is the next trend ..

what goes around comes around they say maybe in time to come television will make a interactive return Imagine interacting with you favor sifi show or sitcom as if you were a part of it ..

answered Jul 20 '12 at 12:48

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edited Jul 20 '12 at 12:50

I used to think so but I'm not so sure any more. It's the only media where a massive screen makes good sense. Recently the services are a package deal with the same provider and prices and availability are improving. The TV is more of a shared home device so its future existence doesn't necessarily rely on mobility. I think integration will force it to evolve but I don't think its facing extinction.

answered Jul 20 '12 at 13:06

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Ask me after Apple comes out with their TV set. I think they're going to redefine what TV is. It'll be a game changer.

answered Jul 20 '12 at 13:24

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I'm curious to see what's integrated into it and if their Retina technology pushes an even higher screen resolution and capable signal.

(Jul 21 '12 at 19:53) ClosetFuturist ClosetFuturist's gravatar image

I think Apple will make something really awesome. Then Google and others will see what the right way to do it is, they'll put their spin on it, then let the competition begin.

(Jul 23 '12 at 10:49) sfrancis928 sfrancis928's gravatar image

I don't think the Internet is gonna kill TV. Back in the 50's they said the same thing about TV killing radio. That never happend. True, there are big changes on how we watch TV, but it will never disappear. Just like radio...

answered Jul 21 '12 at 09:18

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TV did kill radio :)

radio was able to recreate its self and the brith or rock & roll helped big time , remeber radio was doing just what tv was trying only without pictures soap operas and may nightly shows that hit on TV were big on radio first , radio recreated its self and keep going strong untill the 80's then it once again began to die..

today the internet wont kill radio or tv in ways it is going to recreate and define both ..

(Jul 21 '12 at 09:38) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

Well said.

(Jul 21 '12 at 14:59) ClosetFuturist ClosetFuturist's gravatar image

I certainly hope not. I like a TV over a Monitor for television.

answered Jul 21 '12 at 15:01

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you will never see the television set go away that is not the kind of death they are really talking about , you can watch netflix on television and you will be able to watch all other digitally served so to speak the same way just like sound sound and wide screen huge flat panel TV took over the living room the TV will be come an all in one part of tv just ..

imagine watching you favorite TV show while having a video call split screen maybe even typing email at the same time working online with windows office from the living room while in a video conference call on the big screen presentations the same way ..

you can in ways do this today with computer and skype only you have to have so many things attached to the TV to do it ..

there are companies out there with things in the pipe line to redifine how we use these forms of media ..

(Jul 21 '12 at 15:36) jadtechnic jadtechnic's gravatar image

I'm glad to know it won't die. Kinda like radio, it's still here!

(Jul 21 '12 at 16:00) Cameron Cameron's gravatar image

TV has not died. Will not die.

TV has evolved to be on the internet and get the programs that we watch on our computer and now display on the TV in the living room.

answered Jul 21 '12 at 15:26

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edited Jul 21 '12 at 15:27

Once the networks and show publishers stop being afraid of services like Netflix, then yes, the internet will absorb TV. Personally, I look forward to it. Would much rather watch shows on my awesome computer monitor than have to pony up for an HDTV.

answered Jul 21 '12 at 16:14

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With the introduction of "smart TV"s over the past year or two show us that the internet and TV are working together just fine. Neither are fighting to be the top dog of the way we consume watchable media, rather they compliment each other perfectly. If you're not home to watch something as its broadcast, watch it later on an on-demand service.

Nothing beats sitting in front of a TV, away from my desktop and just relaxing... Maybe look at my phone while the ads are on... Nothing beats it.

answered Jul 21 '12 at 16:30

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edited Jul 21 '12 at 16:42

I can took up my computer so that is covered along with movies and netflix, overall I would NOT pay sixty plus dollar each month for cable for a couple shows I could watch online.

answered Jul 21 '12 at 19:27

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