02/28/2013, 12:12 AM
The key question is whether LG's initiative (if they believe it) will cause a paradigm shift in how people consume media...or use the TV as we see it currently.
Google, apple, samsung have decided that the smart tv is the way to go..and going about it various way. LG is thinking about it another way. I believe whoever comes out with a easier way to consume media via how we traditionally interact with the tv - from the now (not so easy) to a more intuitive, usable and plug and play way of consuming media / sources of data will win...that would mean bringing in the whole media consuming ecosystem from music, internet, movies, news and allow for advertisement in a seamless manner.
Everyone remembers when folks were saying the slab will not sell?, apple with the ipad proved it wrong. Everyone said a Phablet would not sell, samsung proved with Note 1 and 2 that it can sell very well. It's all about putting a compelling usable solution (Not like a HP slate 7)...into the market and create a market with it and see it grow with uptake.