Hey!!! You got your internet in my TV!

The other night, the Wiz and i were watching some such nonsense on the telly, and I popped up to grab my macbook to query the IMDB database to see the particulars on a specific actor. Walking back to the living room, (laptop in hand) I wondered out loud how long it would be until TVs had built in wi-fi and a wee web browser so people could do internet things without having to run and grab a laptop. Geeze, if my Wii can have wi-fi and a browser, why doesn't my TV already have it?

Lo and behold - a recent survey suggests I'm not alone in my musings. Lots of consumers want their internet in their TV.

76 percent of US consumers who are in the market for a new HDTV would value having access to Internet widgets on their television.

Hmmm.... the survey analysis also suggests that folks want to customize their weather, have specific tickers and be able to query show information.

The first thing the Wiz said when I asked about wanting internet in my tv was... as long as i don't have to type with a stupid pointer interface. :-) What a geek. I'll get him a wireless silicone keyboard he can roll up and put next to the remote ;-)

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