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Jun 6, 2006
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Guys, for some time now I have pondering this for a while and I would like your guys' opinion on this...consider this something like a blog.

Little would people know, 1997 would see a major change in how they would be entertained. When the first of the DVDs came out, something revoulutionary would happen. For the first time in a long time, a serious threat for the populartiy of the VHS came to be-the Digital Video Disc.

Now, in 1998, Paramount Pictures would release the "Godfather" of all TV-DVD's-the Original Star Trek. Since then, we have seen scores of other TV shows make it on DVD like MASH, Dukes of Hazzard, Happy Days, and so on.

Now think back to the days when families would only have one TV set in the whole house. Until the mid 80s would we see only one TV set in the house. The TV was often found in living rooms. In the late 1980s to now we have seen tv sets in other rooms.

Fast forward to the late 1990s. We saw new inventions like the Portable DVD players and DVD-Rom drives in both the desktop and laptop models. Heck, even DVD players installed in automobiles. It is because of this that I can officially say "The TV is no longer just for the living room."

People are taking their TV shows to areas that years ago would be considered impossible. Seeing people use their laptops to watch MASH on an airplane. Observing a family watching "Sponge-Bob" while having a picnic. And even this---A fan of "Northern Exposure" is watching the episodes in the office.

Needless to say, we have come a long way technology wise. So what is next to come? We already have TiVo and TV-On-Demand here right now. With broadband being more accessable, could this be the next phase in TV entertainment? If so, still, "the TV is no longer just for the living room.


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Jan 13, 2006
Lucky US'ers.

We have Sky+, it records TV and screws up half of the time - it doesn't allow actor searching or anything fancy.

We don't have the luxury of anything like that :frowning: We don't have a decent VOD service yet.

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