Few consumer electronics technologies last for more than half a century.
Yet the TV remote control has been a centerpiece of living rooms and the focus of family squabbles for more than 60 years. Its age is showing, however -- and new technologies built into the next generation of TVs may replace the old clicker.
It's been clear for some time that remote controls weren't cutting it any more. There are too many entertainment options now -- thousands of channels, streaming online video, video on demand, DVRs, music, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, games
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April 4, 2012
LG will activate voice control, through a special remote, on its smart TVs later this month.
Tablet Sales : Pulling Profits from Tablets
ringing profits from a margin-challenged category isn't a new problem for CE dealers. It recently hit a tipping point with TVs where vendors had to institute MAP and unilateral pricing policies to stem the ticket-slide tide. Tablets are just as margin-challenged, but there is no such vendor strategy on the horizon. Dealers are left on their own to extract as much profit as they can from the category.