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This isn't your dad's TV

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 by cyberacoustics

Just as computers have evolved since their inception, TVs have come a long way in the past 20 years. I’m not talking about the picture quality (although that’s also improved), but the content variety and how it’s delivered. Cable, Dish Network, and the Internet have radically changed the way we watch TV, but there are these little boxes that are going to set a new standard.

You think you have a lot of choice with your current provider? Think again. Apple TV, Boxee, and Roku are changing the way you watch TV. Rather than watch the content that’s being delivered, you seek out what you want to watch via the Internet. YouTube, Pandora, Netflix, Flickr, and Hulu are among many of the applications now available on your TV.

Keep in mind that many new Blu-ray players offer the same Internet viewing options as the aforementioned set top boxes, so you might want to do some research before you make a move.

This article from PC Magazine will get you started.

These set top boxes may not be for everybody, but for me, I do miss some of the programs I use to watch when I was younger.

- Steve Murphy - CFO, Cyber Acoustics


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