Web-connected HDTVs to sink set-top boxes?

Web-connected HDTVs to sink set-top boxes?.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/10/qHoU0Y.png[/newsimage]The uncertainty surrounding home entertainment has left many companies confused as they continue heading into the living room. TV manufacturers are more interested in selling Web-connected HDTVs, but millions of potential customers could use their game consoles and set-top boxes to stream content.

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So far, the only way to get EVERY possible web service is from the STB, most of the TVs have just a few services. Same for the BD players, they will have the same proprietary list of available services as the same brand TV. They do periodically expand the available services, but usually you wind up having to buy a new TV to get the latest and greatest. So STBs will continue to fill the gaps for some years until TVs get replaced. I don’t see them being completely replaced for many, many years.

Untill the Telcos and Cable companies drop a few billion into bringing their infrastructure into the 21st century streaming video is a non issue.
There isn’t enough bandwidth to provide streaming video to each and every net user reliably and in real time with the current archaic hardware.
Can’t see my local cable company or telephone company replacing thousands of kilometers of coax and twisted pair just so that I and their other customers can watch what we want, when we want, unless there is a pile of money guaranteed for doing so.
Watch your cable or telephone bill for a dollars per gigabyte charge!
If you thought your teenagers “texting” charges are out of line, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Watch your cable or telephone bill for a dollars per gigabyte charge!

Already got one. ComCast has a ‘cap’ on the internet, (I think it’s 250 G per month) and so do most cell phones.