Converging to a TV Standard

Eventually all Internet-based video formats will easily play on an HDTV screen. Until then, YouTube will continue to increase the size of their player to begin to replicate a TV watching experience. It has now graduated to 16:9 960 pixel width, about the same size standard adopted by video competitor Hulu.

The killer app seems to be the connection between the HDTV and the PC. Now, I attach the HDTV and the PC using a VGA cable. Why don’t TV manufacturers develop a Bluetooth application that replaces the VGA cable. A quick search engine check of Bluetooth-based HDTV reveals only a 2007 released Samsung model that doesn’t seem to have this functionality.

Anything else out there that makes internet video watching as easy as turning on the TV?

About Pat Kitano

Patrick Kitano works with brands in developing hyperlocal engagement solutions and is administrator of the Breaking News Network, a national hyperlocal network devoted to community service. He is the author of The Local Network on Street Fight, and is reachable via Twitter @pkitano and email pkitano@gmail.com.

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