Getting Internet on the TV, Part 2,372
Despite the progress of digital video recording pioneer TiVo in reviving its business, the goal of getting Internet programming on your television set for it and many other players is still an uphill battle, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Wingfield in an article yesterday.
Why? Um, it’s still a minefield out there for the dogged companies trying to do so (i.e., everyone), even though there is a huge boom–billions and billions served and more to come–in watching such fare on the computer.
Wingfield lists five key problems: Too many boxes; too complicated (we can relate); high prices; not enough content; and basic slowness of downloads and streaming.
Here’s a video about the issues: