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Hug Your TV it may soon be gone

Growing up, my grandparents had a television in the living room; in fact, the tv has dominated American living rooms family rooms for many years. It was once considered the height of luxury to have a television in your bathroom. But is the age of the video going away? Once it was a considerable innovation, it may now only be in its last stages of going away. My grandfather’s first automated remote control for the television had two legs and a name. You said “boy change the channel” and a new station appeared on the TV automatically. Anyway, what I am arguing to today is that the television may be dying. In part because more and more people are cutting the cord.

(cutting the cord means typically ending your relationship with the cable or satellite television provider for a streaming service instead).

As more and more people move to stream, there will be less and less reliance on televisions. What was the family activity, gathering around the TV in the family room, will begin to fade. There may still be a family, but they will all be staring at their phone screens and or possibly staring at the wall because one of them has connected a projector to their cellular device. There are streaming services that now offer local stations. It makes me wonder if the days of television are numbered. Why have a TV when your contact is walking around with you? Or, in the future, will an integrated system reply, ace your television? Perhaps an integrated TV and computer system.

But overall, what is the television of the 1950s is already gone. Now we have the concept of a smart TV. But that is not the future version of brilliant tv. That would know what you like to watch. Instead of turning the television on, it would automatically turn on when you entered the room. It would allow you to interact with your information, your content, and what you want to watch. Perhaps instead of saying the television is dead, I should instead postulate that the video of the future will not be the TV we use today. Today you can use a smart speaker to control your TV—a future where there aren’t TV’s anymore. There may still be screens on the wall, but they will simply be there to receive content from your smart device.

Hug your TV, it may not be around much longer.

  • Question of

    i know many don’t stream today, but what if streaming was the only option would you stream then?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you think the concept of TV’s is dying?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you think broadcast television is dying?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. TV’s will be phased out and will be tossed to the wayside just like tape cassettes when CD’s arrived on the scene. However, I could see many people keeping their TV’s around just like people still keep their radios around even though podcasts was supposed to phase radio out.

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    • When I was a kid, living in Thailand, I listened to the radio. It was my only connection with the US. Armed Forces Radio Saigon. They were my connection. I haven’t listened to a radio since the last time I had to get a loaner car to get my car serviced.

  2. I agree with you. I will not wonder if a portable projector will be available to that can sync with any smart device and can make any wall as a tv. So you can watch your show, sport anywhere.

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  3. I personally would like to have a TV even though I don’t watch much except the news. I still like watching stuff on a larger screen with my loved ones. I watch youtube videos also on my smart TV. I guess TV’s will be around for sometime but may not have the same form as it has now and perhaps with better features. Maybe we’ll just use our walls for all you know.

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  4. Q: I KNOW MANY DON’T STREAM TODAY, BUT WHAT IF STREAMING WAS THE ONLY OPTION WOULD YOU STREAM THEN?
    Yes (5 votes) – 71%
    No (2 votes) – 29%
    Q: DO YOU THINK THE CONCEPT OF TV’S IS DYING?
    Yes (4 votes) – 67%
    No (2 votes) – 33%
    Q: DO YOU THINK BROADCAST TELEVISION IS DYING?
    Yes (4 votes) – 67%
    No (2 votes) – 33%

  5. As long as I live I will have an ordinary television. I do not like your technological revolutions. However, I read an article that said that many people still love to watch classical television as they like the routine of one program at one time and classic television will last.

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      • Sorry, with classical television I mean the classic concept of television. I do not like the idea of having to buy a television in a second hand store. This is horrible. They make people to embrace change but not because people want the change. The post with this classic folk song I talked to you about has just been published. You have to watch the music video. I would love to know your opinion. I think the music video is great.

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  6. Hi Doc. The TV I have now is linked to my Netflix I have now. I love my
    TV and do not see it going away soon. So you were the channel changer for your grandfather. I do not remember a TV at my grandfather’s house.

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  7. That is too bad because I do not like to watch shows on a small tablet or even a laptop. I was raised with a TV and as I am not too electronically inclined so I would lose a lot. But of course there is nothing we can do to stop those changes….

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