If you were ever overwhelmed by the vast array of TV sets available in appliance stores, things are about to get even more complicated! Executives at Intel predict that TV-capable devices will multiply in number and variety of sizes, so that everyone on the planet will be able to have one or more screens around him or her.
With the increase of television and video viewing done on the Internet, companies are developing TV-like devices that interact with the Internet. However, concerned that consumers don't want to be snowed with televisions as complicated as computers, they are seeking simplicity in design. Adding to the challenge, three-dimensional television is not far off. Samsung and Mitsubishi have already launched 3D TV products, and Sony and Panasonic will follow up next year (Maggie Shiels, "Future Is TV-shaped, Says Intel," News.BBC.co.uk, Sept. 25, 2009).