aleksl - 1:22 pm on May 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
I don't see what's all fuss is about.
1. It is another box.
2. watching TV (?) what's that? it is so last century.
3. who came up with a dumb idea that you can use your TV as your monitor? somebody needs to learn about human ability to read on small vs. large, and a bit of resolution difference.
You already have a computer, and you already have an HDMI port (well those of us who use newer laptops). With HDMI connector, you can have ANYTHING that's on your laptop on TV (including watching movies ad-free). You can also search the web. And if one can just build a usable, clutter-free website where you can search and store your programs, then TV fans are good to go.
The next step would be ad-killing software, since someone bought or killed companies who created ad-removing hardware.
They need a box so they can monitor what you all are watching, and then flood you with behavioral ads. no other reason.