Take Our Survey! Is Internet-based entertainment setting the stage for a media revolution?
Decades ago, television entertainment was relatively simple. You had a handful of channels, a reliable set of rabbit ears, and a broadcast medium controlled by a few major players. Today, things are a lot different with cable connections that offer hundreds of channel options and streaming Internet content that can channel programming to your notebook, desktop or mobile PC.
Many users are taking that to the next level by bypassing traditional programming and connecting their PCs directly to high-definition television sets to record and time-shift television shows, stream their favorite music, and download audio and video files from the Internet — all from one, tightly-integrated media system or media-capable personal computer. In many cases, dedicated media and entertainment systems function as the hub of a powerful media network. Apple TV is one, slick example of the future of television and entertainment. It not only streams content to your wall-size flat screen, but can channel video and audio content to your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
All of this media activity is shifting more attention to high-definition large-screen televisions and monitors as the ultimate output endpoints. We’d like to know your thoughts on the PC-TV evolution, and invite you to take a few minutes to complete our survey. We’ll share the results, so stay tuned!
– Tim Scannell, Editorial Director