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1 PCs Meet TV Cara Paganini, Meghan Johnson, Chris Blake, James Janda

2 Agenda History of TVs and PCs PCs Meet TVs Early Products Success Stories What This All Means

3 TV History Reviewed

4 PC History Reviewed

5 PCs Meet TV Traditional RGB cable to cable connection Non-Traditional HDMI VGA Slingbox (converters) Moving into hand devices capable of connection I.E. Cell phone, iPad, Gaming console.

6 Early Products The perfect marriage of television and the internet for PCs TV broadcast in one window, HTML pages in another Typically, the HTML window contained relevant information to the TV program Lack of interest from PC manufacturers and broadcasters – many empty promises

7 Early Products Pioneer in offering internet access via TV Acquired by Microsoft in 97 Struggled to gain traction Rebranded as MSN TV 2001 Officially ceased service September 30 th, 2013

8 Success Stories

9 Apple TV and Roku Boxes One-time purchase, no subscription fees Integration of television, PC and gaming Cable substitute Ability to stream from computer, tablets, phone and TV Netflix, HBO, Hulu, ESPN, and hundreds of free channels

10 Success Stories Smart TVs Internet capabilities integrated into the TV At least $200 more expensive than a non-smart counterpart Reduces the need for multiple devices Ability to surf the internet, unlike Apple TV Ease of use, one stop shopping

11 Convergence The merging of multiple technologies, platforms and devices into a single product. Cross-Functionality allows recorded media, streaming media, documents, photos, web applications, internet, and games to be shared across devices, platforms and across displays

12 Convergence =


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