Sunday, November 15, 2009

Time To Ditch Cable For Internet TV?

I can relate to this article from Slashdot:

"A flurry of announcements from YouTube, Boxee, Dell and Clicker on Thursday brought good news for anyone considering canceling their cable service in favor of internet TV. First, YouTube announced that within the next few days it will start offering full 1080P HD streams; better than your cable company can offer. Next, Boxee announced a 'Boxee Box' that promises to make it easier to get the content off your computer and onto your TV. Or you could hook up Dell's Inspiron Zino HD instead. 'This is an 8" x 8" PC running Windows 7 (with an option for Ubuntu) that you certainly could use as a desktop machine, but the form factor just screams 'Hook me up to your TV!' via its HDMI port,' says Peter Smith. And, last but not least in this roundup of announcements is the launch of Clicker, a programming guide for internet TV that aims to help you find what you want, when you want it."

3 comments:

ashvini said...

me too. i id with this.

ashvini said...

problem is internet bandwidth.
in india - all ISPs are also Telcos.
they are changing by the Mb !

what to do ?
av

John Sokol said...

I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't block connections to India (Based on IP) for many of these services.