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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/10/2017 7:42:55 PM
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Re: Mobile video moving fast
> "The TV Remote(s) situation is entirely too complex for even a seasoned TV user to decipher."

Ha! That's so true. I can't even explain how my TV works to visitors when they come over because I have a complex octopus of wires going to it, feeding it Xbox/FireStick/Chromecast/cableTV/etc,etc. 

I don't think there's a "solution" in the horizon because none of these devices are meant to work with each other at all. Xbox doesn't connect to iTunes. Firesticks don't have all the same apps as Google Play devices... None of these devices play nice together -- why/how should the TV be smart enough to do it? 

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vnewman
vnewman
4/10/2017 7:13:00 PM
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Re: Mobile video moving fast
You raise a very interesting point!  The TV Remote(s) situation is entirely too complex for even a seasoned TV user to decipher.  Ever go to someone's house and have to ask them how to work the TV controls?  It can be a daunting task.  When will that technology change?  Will we soon see buttonless, more intuitive remotes?  

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/7/2017 1:06:18 PM
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Re: Mobile video moving fast
> " Like Steve Jobs had said - he wanted and expected his computers/devices to be an extention of the person, creating a very intimate experience.  I think he succeeded."

I completely agree. The iPad's UI is a very smooth interaction. Kids just seem to know how to use it intuitively -- unlike laptops or other devices. And the interaction seems to shape how they want to play with other displays, too. I've seen kids try to use dumbTVs as a touchscreen. I've even seen kids try to pinch-zoom on printed magazines/books... 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/7/2017 12:51:59 PM
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Re: Mobile video moving fast
> "the walls and windows in Total Recall (the original) turning into TVs and videoconferencing screens..."

Displays are getting thin enough now that we might be approaching that capability. Not so sure about "windows" yet -- I don't think transparent displays are quite that advanced, but we've definitely gotten to the point where displays can be mounted on a wall about as easily as a picture frame. 

We're also not quite to the 1984-level "cameras and displays are everywhere" just yet, but almost.... 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
4/7/2017 12:03:42 PM
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Re: Mobile video moving fast
@dcawrey: And viewing more content at the same time -- particularly Millennials (i.e., watching on a mobile device and/or laptop WHILE watching regular television).

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
4/7/2017 12:02:54 PM
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@mhh: I still think about the walls and windows in Total Recall (the original) turning into TVs and videoconferencing screens.  When are we gonna get that?  ;)

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
4/7/2017 12:01:54 PM
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Re: Mobile video moving fast
@vnewman: I suspect this is largely because the iPad is such an interactive and multifunctional device.

As our TVs get "Smarter," I suspect people may engage with them in a similar way.

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vnewman
vnewman
4/7/2017 11:59:39 AM
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Re: Mobile video moving fast
My 4 year-old son is allowed limited screen time and the way he watches video on an iPad is dramatically different than when he watches TV.  The TV experience is typically very passive and he is somewhat disengaged from it  (which is nice when I want to settle him down).  

Something very different happens when he watches on an iPad, even if the content is not interactive, he becomes much more engaged.  Maybe because it is a touch device and he can more readily select what he would like to see.  But he talks to the iPad as well! Like Steve Jobs had said - he wanted and expected his computers/devices to be an extention of the person, creating a very intimate experience.  I think he succeeded.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/3/2017 9:43:58 PM
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Re: Mobile video moving fast
It's interesting that the "future" was supposed to be some kind of videoconferencing ALL THE TIME kind of thing, but no one is predicting that anymore, even as Facebook Live is almost making it a reality right now..... 

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Adi
Adi
4/3/2017 5:24:13 AM
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Re: Mobile Mobile
elizabethtv - I do think mobile video and apps in general are affecting books. You are absolutely correct about public transport, and particularly the London underground, where people consume media. But there is a shift -- while you will still see people reading books or newspapers on the trains, the number staring at their phones and tablest has increased. Some of it is e-books or even audio books I'm sure, but a lot of it is video and games. And also, with wi-fi on several trains now, I think a lot of it is email and work-related activity. Rather than having a 60+ minute "dead time" commute, the work day starts when you get on the train. 

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