Just take a moment to look how far have we come with our TV technology over the years. From black and white to the first color sets, some may remember Betamax video’s and the wonderment of your father controlling the video from the sofa. It didn’t even matter that there was 5 meters of cabling from the remote control across to the recorder.
However these days are long gone and 3D, HD and LED TV‘s are where its at. Samsung one of the largest manufacturers at the peak of its technological fitness announced its touchscreen remote control at CES, and now it appears are bringing us an additional treat.
Pocket-lint managed to source information from the electronics giant about a new streaming facility that works along the same lines as their latest remote control. Where as the remote enables you to view TV channels on the actual unit, with the use of certain TV model’s second tuner, live TV can be streamed to some Samsung handheld devices.
According to Slashgear the D7000 and D8000 range will be able to perform this streaming extra, with the latest Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy S II compatible to receive the signal. In short this will allow these portable devices to become like second TV’s for viewing anywhere in the home.
As yet the full details have been kept under wraps, with questions still to be answered. Things like whether the old model tablet will except the technology, or if it will be covered via a 3G connection or limited to your home network?
Whichever way you look at it this is surely the direction that everyone will aim for. Being able to view TV channels through your tablet or smartphone direct from your home TV, will be an added bonus when you purchase your next television set.
What do you think about this sort of technology? Do you think it has a place in our homes or is it just an extra that we don’t really need?
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