Saturday, October 2, 2010

Will TV's really be obsolete?

I was reading an article the other day that was purposing that TV’s would soon be obsolete. Not only would it be our TV’s but our lap tops but even normal in home computers. These would all be gone because we are such a mobile society we will all have some kind of hand held to work with instead. We won’t need cable because we can stream TV and movies through our wireless. Netflix and already have made several venues obsolete. It’s been at least two years since I’ve been to a movie rental store.

I’ve looked at the hand held devices and I’m not sure I’m ready for a smaller screen and I don’t think I’d want to type my work using a screen the size of TV. I did try to stream YouTube through the TV using the wireless system of Play station 3 and the quality wasn’t very good.

I think what I find interesting is that I am of the generation who grew up without any of these gadgets. Shoot we didn’t have a dishwasher or microwave until I was in my teens. Now it seems everything is changing and fast. Best Buy is shutting down their music division because people don’t by music anymore, they download their favorite songs. I haven’t bought a movie in over a year as well. Why should when I can watch it for free online or through Netflix’s Instant watch? What is this saying about where we are heading as a society?


  1. when they come out with the 3d holographic projection phone...maybe...smiles.

  2. I think we're worse off. All these personal devices means that we're isolating ourselves from our family - family members in the same house don't even talk to each other, they text.

    It won't happen in our house. We only use the TV for watching DVDs, and only have one TV and one DVD player. We have no cable, so we avoid watching that horrible reality TV stuff, which I think is also making people think that fame is achieved by doing the most outrageous things.

    We do watch movies on the computer, though - sometimes, all three of us are watching separate movies.

  3. I can remember when all TV were black and white! I still like the feel of a real book, and I don't think I could get used to only a handheld device. A laptop screen is sometimes too small for me.