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?
Answer by ojmar · Jul 20, 2012 at 01:43 PM
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.
Answer by jadtechnic · Jul 20, 2012 at 01:48 PM
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 ..
Answer by ClosetFuturist · Jul 20, 2012 at 02:06 PM
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.
Answer by TheDutchGuy · Jul 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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...
Answer by Gorkon5567 · Jul 21, 2012 at 05:14 PM
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.
Answer by DavidClare1 · Jul 21, 2012 at 05:30 PM
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.
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