Stuff Gadget Awards 2011
Watched anything good on TV recently?
If the answer’s no, you’re not alone: research suggests that 46% of us struggle to find something we actually want to watch, despite there being more choice than ever*. So what’s the problem? Is it because we’re too busy to fit our viewing around a TV schedule? Or maybe it’s because what we want to watch exists online or on a laptop’s hard drive, rather than a traditional TV channel?
It’s probably a bit of both – and that’s why smart TV
is the way forward: broadcast TV, catch-up services, HD movie streaming and full-fat web browsing in one internet-enabled, super-connected device. Smart TV means you decide what to watch and when to watch it. Even better, it can help you find interesting content by learning what you like and recommending TV shows, movies, webisodes, YouTube clips and more. Think of it as ‘Channel You’.
But not all smart TVs – or the equivalent web-connected Blu-ray players or set-top boxes – are created equal. Few can handle the latest version of Flash, and silky-smooth playback
of a Full HD stream is a rarity. That’s why it’s vital to check the processor a smart TV is built around.
Devices such as the Boxee Box and the Iomega TV are powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor CE4100. Custom-designed for smart TV, it has the power to deliver all of the web’s diverse content in superb quality, serving up a smoother, faster, more enjoyable experience.
Intel-powered smart TV devices also support HTML 5-based WebApps, bringing even more features and fun to the big screen. In fact, you get access to a whole planet’s worth of entertainment – and that, for the first time, means there really is always something worth watching on TV.
*Research: Intel, 2010
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