So, in it’s article Gadgets that will rewrite the rules in 2010 one of the topics that came up is
So, I get the experience of streaming a video of your choice from “teh interwebs”, and streaming a specific video file (i.e. a DL’ed movie) to your TV. The new Boxee box supports Hulu, and the PS3 supports Netflix etc. You go find the show you want to watch, and simply select it. The latest TV Hits seem to be available.
What I don’t quite understand, is if we’re all going to go cable-less, what happens to the following:
[li]24 Hour real time news?[/li][li]Live sports?[/li][li]Channel Surfing?[/li][/ul]
For those who have gone “off the wire”, do you give up these things? Do you watch on tape delay? It seems like the niche shows that are on regular TV aren’t necessarily available on a service like Hulu?
Would you recommend something like this for, say your parents? Grandparents?
I’m really curious about this, since it seems to me that the technology is there, but I’m not sure the user experience is.