Fighting for the remote control is about to get a whole lot more interesting.
TV makers are employing technological developments in the mobile and gaming sectors - voice recognition, gesture sensors and smartphone apps - to redesign the TV remote control, which is overdue for a makeover.The new remotes are shipped only with the latest (and expensive) generation of smart TVs, and the speak-to-the-TV revolution is mostly limited to early tech adopters who are willing to tolerate early-stage kinks. But industry experts are betting the technology will improve over time
Setting up a wireless Wi-Fi router is about as much fun as chewing tin foil. But, like it or not, these devices are essential to a home entertainment system and customers need to understand how they work—and how they don’t work—in certain scenarios.
Not just for computers any longer, wireless routers connect everything from the family iPad to game consoles and smart TVs to the Web. Consumers expect to access online services like Netflix, Hulu and Pandora from every room in the house. Routers are responsible for handling the traffic. But if they aren’t set up properly, video streams will stall and neighbors may take a free ride on a customer’s network. Or worse.
Customers need to understand what they are buying and sales associates need to set expectations by educating buyers.