Enjoy Smart living with Smart TV technology from Sony and Samsung The internet has become a part of everyday life , we purchase goods online, read news update , watch TV online, and correspond via email or instant messaging. But, until recently, this technology was limited to the computer screen but bringing the content to the living-room screen was an obvious next step and thereby start the battle for living room dominance by tech companies for Smart Television Web-viewing
The first product to ultilize the new technology will be the Media Download device , or they call the digital multimedia player where user will be able store their media files and linked to their television to play Movies directly in their living room. Such players include Divico Tvix player, Ac Ryan Play-on, WD TV Live , Seagate, Xstreamer and the most recent Asus O Play Air HDP-R3 model
Most of the new Media Player will come with USB 2.0 interface that features a high speed data transfer rate of up to 480Mbit/sec and higher . Equipped with video and audio output ports, the unit will serves as a powerful media player bringing you a portable movie theatre in your hands. Remote control-media Press button unit assists playing movies, music, and pictures. User-friendly remote buttons and a step-by-step menu direct you to your multimedia preference. The common feature available on such media player are as follows
Universal fitting for 3.5â€ł SATA I / II HDD device Play music, high resolution photo, and HD video on TV Support one time, real-time and schedule recording Stream and transfer files through Ethernet and USB 2.0 Host port Support one time, real-time and schedule recording Support various multimedia formats ,eg AVI (Xvid, AVC, MPEG1/2/4), MPG/MPEG, VOB, MKV (h.264, x.264, AVC, MPEG1/2/4, VC-1), TS/TP/M2T (MPEG1/2/4, AVC, VC1), MP4/MOV (MPEG4, h.264), M2TS, WMV9.etc .. Work with a High Definition Multimedia Interface Connector (HDMI) Serve as an external USB HDD of PC (Through USB 2.0 Device port) Upscale video quality to NTSC/PAL progressive scan, 720p, or 1080i Support both NTSC and PAL video in and video out Direct connection to TV & HI-FI speakers & Fiber Optical Output & Co-axial Output Support Multi Language Subtitle: SRT. SMI, SUB, SSA Support Wireless USB Dongle The most recent buzz was when Android OS came into the picture ,some tech companies integrated the Android OS into their system ,and merge both technologies together where their system can allow their Digital media player to do direct Web browsing Meanwhile Big Brother , both Apple and Google has developed their Smart TV Web browsing system , and therefore introduced the Internet TV set up box system just in 2009 . From there consumer is provided the option of an another device which allow HMDI TV to be used for smart web browsing .
Apple TV ,Boxee , Google TV set up boxes which connect the television thru its HDMI connection and translate the television and web into a seamless experience giving you access to online content and videos from the comfort of your living room. They are designed to stream videos on demand over the Internet to your TV, from a variety of services like Netflix, Amazon etc
The system include easy access to the internet with easy browsing through the search engine and when you find a show you want to watch or subscribe to, you can quickly add it to your home screen which makes it just like a traditional TV channel. Some of this setup boxes has Android Operating system eg . Google TV which allows user to totally allow most of PC desktop features to be realised thru the Television also therefore special apps from Apps market can allow TV set to play games , Chat , read books, social networking etc .Such device include the Logitech Revue , and the lower cost device , Android Internet TV box .. ......some of the prominent players are as follows
Apple TV was one of the earliest and works very well with iTunes and makes it easy to purchase on-demand content, such as Music files , TV shows, movies and songs . While it supports a few other providers, it is as per normal still directing users to Appleâ€™s own content
Boxee Boxee is sleek ,it has has one of the sleekest remotes with its full keypad. Furthermore, you do not have to buy the Boxee Box to use it. Boxee is free to download and use on any modern PC, laptop, or tablet. It also plays almost any audio, video, or picture format and supports direct connections through USB, SD card, CD, or DVD, and also supports streaming over a home network.
Google TV Google means Chrome , google earth ,Android It has a wide range of Apps, including Netflix and Amazon Video and is designed to integrate searching into the viewing process, so you can search for videos, and it will give you a list of playable content. It integrates with your actual live television and also can record shows from your DVR. With Android apps market ,it is full Multitask .With android Operating system ,3 rd party software developer is able to launch new setup box with builtin android features to and works on similar function like the google TV at fraction of the cost …such as android internet TV box.
Since the launch of Google TV , the Internet TV technology ( Smart TV ) is foreseen a technology which major TV manufacturers will need to grasp hold on in order to stay at the forefront .The technology behind Smart TV is constantly evolving and top manufacturers are therefore investing heavily on it as it is surely the future where the television is heading for
Smart TV is an integration of internet into the television sets, set-top boxes thereby making the television sets Smarter just like the smartphone
The internet has become a part of everyday life , we purchase goods online, read News update , watch TV online, and communicate via email or instant messaging. But, until recently, this technology was limited to the computer screen — hardly a mediuem to enjoy the media with your friends and family while relaxing in your couch in the living room.
Bringing the Media content to the living-room screen was obviously the next best choice Platforms launching Smart TV with Success
Google TV – Google, Sony, Intel & Logitech Internet@TV – Samsung Netcast – LG Viera Cast – Panasonic Bravia I- Sony Internet TV
Among the 2 most aggressive manufacturers are Sony Bravia Internet TV, and Samsung Smart TV. Both Samsung, Sony also upgraded entertainment system feature on the HDTV model 2011 network connection of their generation.
Sony Bravia Internet Browser will give users the ability to surf the Web TV browser supports HTML5/Java, with MIPS processors . Users remote can open multiple tabs, save bookmarks, delete cookies, see the History … integrated with the browser on your TV. In addition, Sony also features Track-ID integration into the features of its Bravia Initernet Browser, lets you search for information on listening to music right from your web browser screen HDTV. Its Conent service was developed with Google Meanwhile Samsung’s Internet@TV is available for newer LCD and LED TVs, as well as many Blu-ray Disc players. The Internet interface found on the Samsung 7000 and 8000 models with a wired or wireless Ethernet connection, named as Internet@TV with its Content Service developed with Yahoo will allow for the streaming of videos, photos and music from DLNA certified devices, . Samsung has also included built-in content such as recipes, games, workout guides, and a slideshow of high-definition art and photos with music.
In addition,both manufacturers have widgets for Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and TV Guide. Sony also provides it exclusive game content in the form of Internet video podcasts, such as some of the G4 and Revision 3 shows Sony does, however, provide a “play from computer” service for Internet-ready TVs only which requires Windows and certain video formats. This could make it easier to download online content and stream it to the television. Samsung currently showcases around 30 content providers, such as Blockbuster, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Cinemanow, Facebook, Skype, Google Maps, and a host of games.
One of the impressive additional features of Samsung is the App store, which will offer additional apps that users can add to their TVs. While Samsung has more options, it lacks some of the diversity of content that Sony has added especially in Games that require High definition . the following are some smart fateures of Samsung ; 1. Search engine features in Samsung Internet@tv 2. Smart Hub of Samsung Internet@tv provide multiple widgets on the TV which will enable the user to download applications and access different content â€“ games, lifestyle, business, entertainment applications 3. 4. Integration of the iPhone/android device with the Samsung Internet@TV will enable viewing different content simultaneously. 5. All sharing the same interface in Samsung environment , connect your digital camera, laptop,Android phones and iPhone to the Smart TV wirelessly using DLNA. Connect multiple devices at the same time using similar applications from your smartphone phone on the TV with smartphone features 6. Web browsing is easy on Samsung Internet@TV 7. Samsung Internet@TV allows multitasking feature and Customization of your screen as per your requirement 8. Video channels for full review and access to â€“On Demand Movies 9. With Skype video chatting in Samsung Internet@TV you can have Video chat 10. Use one remote to control all the AV devices in the room, even with some specific Smartphone model from Samsung