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posted 2014-02-12 16:46:44 +0300

A TV is a box of parts nowadays. There is a receiver, a screen, etc. Adding a tiny computer to the mix makes the system more than the sum of the parts. Adding two computers (plug and phone) multiplies those possibilities.

Having touch on the TV is simply silly. Who would get up from the comfort of the sofa? Nobody would attach a cable to the phone just to see TV either. So the basic difference between the big screen and the small one is mobility.

The phone could be the interface for setting things up and then controlling. No need for a remote, the phone is all that and more. It has a touchscreen that easily replaces both keyboard and mouse. Run an app on the Jolla phone that basically is the panel for the TV. It would show the channel, the program guide and other information. All this is viewed on the phone, not on the TV. The experience on the big screen should be clean and undisturbed. The digital life of most people has moved to the phone anyway. The TV is the media server. Add a NAS for the household data. ...and make sure that the TV has more than one receiver. ...and a good internet connection too. All videos are stored on the NAS and can be viewed on the big screen or dowloaded to the phone.

A TV is a box of parts nowadays. There is a receiver, a screen, etc. Adding a tiny computer to the mix makes the system more than the sum of the parts. Adding two computers (plug and phone) multiplies those possibilities.

Having touch on the TV is simply silly. Who would get up from the comfort of the sofa? Nobody would attach a cable to the phone just to see TV either. So the basic difference between the big screen and the small one is mobility.

The phone could be the interface for setting things up and then controlling. No need for a remote, the phone is all that and more. It has a touchscreen that easily replaces both keyboard and mouse. Run an app on the Jolla phone that basically is the panel for the TV. It would show the channel, the program guide and other information. All this is viewed on the phone, not on the TV. The experience on the big screen should be clean and undisturbed. The digital life of most people has moved to the phone anyway. The TV is the media server. Add a NAS for the household data. ...and make sure that the TV has more than one receiver. ...and a good internet connection too. All videos videos, whether recorded or downloaded, are stored on the NAS and can be viewed on the big screen or dowloaded transfered to the phone.