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What is IPTV? The Future, that’s what.

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

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The newest trend in television, connected or “Smart” TV, is becoming more and more popular. With features like custom programming, streaming content, web browsing, and applications – it’s easy to see why more and more families are making a Smart TV the center of the entertainment system. These connected televisions run off what’s called “IPTV” or Internet Protocol Television, but what does that mean? (more…)

Internet TV or 3D TV? Fight!!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

According to a new survey from Parks Associates, 20% of all U.S. households intend to purchase a new flat-panel television by the end of the year.  The majority of those potential TV buyers are looking to purchase an internet TV over a 3D TV.  “It’s definitely a reflection of consumer sentiment today that is much more highly geared towards connectivity and its practical benefit; that is, greater access to content through services such as Netflix and others,” says Kurt Scherf, VP of Parks Associates.

However, with the two technologies more commonly being combined, people are interested in getting more bang for their buck.  Steve Pawlak from Abt Web Sales mentions, “People are calling more about 3D, but asking if it’s Wi-fi capable at the same time.”

While flat-panel TV sales continue to grow, specific features are really up to the individual customer.  What do you prefer?  Internet TV or a 3D TV, or both?