nuggit3000 wrote:This will be short lived anyway as next year will be the year of the online tv (Google TV etc) with access to online video's via specific aps or the built in browser.
It really won’t, Google TV is essentially a specialised web browser that searches for content. They will not be providing content themselves, worldwide broadcasters will hold the rights to this content and as such will not be available online unless for a heavy premium.
Have you seen Google TV. They have signed up big players and I believe Hulu is one. It can be built into the TV or as a set top box and can be linked with you current TV subscription. Searching for a show such from the home screen as Lost will bring up all available online shows from partners like Hulu or iPlayer and will list them allong side shows currently on Sky or in the future for you to record.
If a show is not on one of these partners such as channels Five's player, the web broswser has full Flash support so you can browse the web for the show.
It also supports any Android app that doesnt require phone hardware so a lot of TV specific apps and widgets will appear like sport updates via RSS ticking over the screen while your wife is watching Eastenders.
GoogleTV was just my example but webTV in general has a lot of potential and its gonna be huge.