IKEA announced this week that they’re going to be selling internet-connected HDTVs that are part of their furniture products. What’s great about this is that the tv can now go anywhere in the house thanks to wi-fi.
A growing number of young people are watching tv shows streamed online and this move continues the trend that a tv is just another screen. I love the idea. At home, we’ve already cut cable’s cord: all the shows we watch are streamed online and have been for a few years now. And I rarely even break out a DVD anymore, let alone find reason to re-buy movies on Blu-Ray.
TV makers continue to bet on higher resolution or 3D to save slumping sales, but I’m not so sure. Personally, I don’t really care about the quality of the picture, I just want to watch whatever whenever.
What do you think? Is picture quality a big deal for you? Are you finding all the shows you want streaming online? If you’ve cut the cord, what challenges have you found keeping up on your favorite shows without a cable connection?