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  • jrocks84 - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - link

    I see people gradually ditching cable and eventually using video streaming services almost exclusively (in the very-long term), and I guess Intel sees the same. Reply
  • Impulses - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - link

    If that were the case, they'd be betting as much on cheap streaming boxes as on tablets to accompany existing services... Frankly I see this as a win for the stronghold of cable and satellite operators.

    Streaming services aren't going anywhere without a) simple intuitive set top boxes or smart TVs that can handle ALL services and access all content, we're quite a ways from that b) the backend to sustain them, we're also going in the wrong direction here with bandwidth caps and such c) some unification so people don't need to subscribe to three or four services to get all their content.

    Anyone that watches more than one sport and a modicum of cable content is still very poorly served by streaming services...
  • martyrant - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - link

    I don't think it's all that far fetched to see in the next few years the tablets actually being the means of streaming it to the TV (via a cheap extender or directly from mini HDMI to HDMI). It would be nice to simply pick up a tablet, use it as the remote and it actually have the capabilities (either through some sort of wireless or wired extender to the TV--you could essentially do this already with any that have mini HDMI and a 25' HDMI cable or a house wired up with HDMI in the walls). Reply
  • augiem - Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - link

    Tablet to stream to TV? That sounds a little backwards. The TV can fit far more powerful hardware inside and easily stream stuff to tablets and computers. Reply
  • dave1231 - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - link

    Doesn't surprise me that Intel are to focus on tablets. But where Intel goes, will Anand follow? Reply
  • jah1subs - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - link

    I remember seeing an advertisement on my Comcast connected TV in which a tablet, perhaps an iPad is being used as a remote control. I only have basic service and a single laptop, so I don't know if this really is a current product.

    A tablet, in almost any size, can make an excellent TV remote control. It probably has even lower power requirements than a Boxee or something similar.
  • zhangqq - Monday, October 31, 2011 - link Reply

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