In case you have not noticed, TV sets are changing. I attended a while ago an event in Kista, Stockholm sponsored by Philips and their new Net TV division. The presenters were;
- Åke Johansson, ake.johansson at philips.com head of Philips consumer area and Net TV champion.
- Tomas Hedqvist, tomas.hedqvist at m-one.se, consult in digital media and service acqusition partner for Philips in the Nordic region, http://www.m-one.se/
- Fredrik Andersson, co-founder Net Tv service from Accedo Broadband, http://www.accedobroadband.com/
- Anna Caracolis, CEO of Adimo, mobile consulting services, http://www.adimo.com/, Anna presented practical opinions and results from porting designs from a 3" mobile phone screen to a 42" TV was not difficult.
Some facts about Net TV;
- Standard used is CE html
- Windows media and H264 supported but no Adobe flash yet
- Optimized for 720 by 1080 format
- Remote control controlled and operated
- Fonts and readability important when designing web services for Net TV
- Forecast says about 180M TV sets will be CE html enabled by 2012
The demo TVs used regular 16:9 HD TV sets but Philips also used the opportunity to showcase the new 21:9 see also http://www.consumer.philips.com/c/cinema-21-9/30849/cat/gb/