Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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I remember...

reading a long time ago about how we would one day turn on a tv, pick a
show, and watch it from the very beginning. No longer would we be a
slave to time slots. I use to wonder back then if this would ever
really happened as it just didn't seem possible. Now I'm fairly sure
that it will. Of course I really don't think it's a matter of
technology anymore as much as it is a matter of content providers.
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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Re: I remember...

On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 18:08:29 +0000, Matthew wrote:

> Now I'm fairly sure
> that it will.


It already has.



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: I remember...

Not yet. At least not the way they predicted back then (or at least not
to the extent they predicted back then).

Back then the prediction (best to my memeory anyway) was that their
would be no more time slotted TV. Of course if you consider youtube,
hula, DVR, etc. Then yes I suppose you are correct and we have reached
that time. However, I'm still waiting for the day that HD content is
delivered that way to my TV with nothing else required.
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zeffan Absent Member.
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Re: I remember...

It's already happening. My family does that now and then.
About 2 years ago we bought a new TV - a 46" HP MediaSmart flat panel (insert Tim Allen grunt here) - that we connect to my main PC. On that PC I load some software that I use to connect to a specific web site.
When we want to watch something, we surf to that web site, pick something out and watch it and it streams to our TV in the background.

I can connect it via our WiFi but I'm using wired, mostly because I had already run CAT5 to the wall plate behind our TV, and partly to speed up how fast it displays our digital pictures that are stored on the PC.
When family and friends are over and want to see our pictures, we flip on the TV and start showing them. The picture and resolution is incredible!
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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Re: I remember...

Matthew wrote:

> Not yet.


Sure it has. Plenty of "on demand" programming out there.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: I remember...

If my TiVo was built in to my TV then nothing else would be required 😉
It's HD and I almost never watch live TV (or commercials)

Matthew wrote:

> Not yet. At least not the way they predicted back then (or at least
> not to the extent they predicted back then).
>
> Back then the prediction (best to my memeory anyway) was that their
> would be no more time slotted TV. Of course if you consider youtube,
> hula, DVR, etc. Then yes I suppose you are correct and we have
> reached that time. However, I'm still waiting for the day that HD
> content is delivered that way to my TV with nothing else required.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: I remember...

What site do you use?

"zeffan" <zeffan@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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>
> It's already happening. My family does that now and then.
> About 2 years ago we bought a new TV - a 46" HP MediaSmart flat panel
> (insert Tim Allen grunt here) - that we connect to my main PC. On that
> PC I load some software that I use to connect to a specific web site.
> When we want to watch something, we surf to that web site, pick
> something out and watch it and it streams to our TV in the background.
>
> I can connect it via our WiFi but I'm using wired, mostly because I had
> already run CAT5 to the wall plate behind our TV, and partly to speed up
> how fast it displays our digital pictures that are stored on the PC.
> When family and friends are over and want to see our pictures, we flip
> on the TV and start showing them. The picture and resolution is
> incredible!
>
>
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adrockk Contributor.
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Re: I remember...

The majority of channels on my cable (Time Warner) have a start over feature,
and there is alot of on-demand programming too. Besides that, I dvr everything.
I don't think i've watched live tv in a long time. 🙂
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Matthew spewed:

> Not yet. At least not the way they predicted back then (or at least not to
> the extent they predicted back then).
>
> Back then the prediction (best to my memeory anyway) was that their would be
> no more time slotted TV. Of course if you consider youtube, hula, DVR, etc.
> Then yes I suppose you are correct and we have reached that time. However,
> I'm still waiting for the day that HD content is delivered that way to my TV
> with nothing else required.


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zeffan Absent Member.
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Re: I remember...

What site do you use?


CinemaNow
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