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Google & Panasonic Bring the Web to Your TV



At some point you will have to concede that the YouTube video of a hippo singing will be better than anything that’s on the 200 gazillion cable or satellite TV channels. And, when you come to that realization, Google and Panasonic will be there to fill the void.

Matsushita’s Panasonic and Google have announced a deal that will see the launch of internet enabled TVs this spring.

The TVs…will allow users to directly browse and access videos from YouTube, a video-sharing Web site owned by Google, and view Picasa Web Albums, a free online photo-sharing service from Google, Panasonic said in a statement on Monday.

OK, but just because you can watch blurry YouTube videos on a 60″ plasma–yikes, think of the pixelation at that resolution–does that mean that you will?

While everyone is gearing up for the future crossover of online and offline TV watching, it just seems so far off in the future. Still, if we ever can’t find something more entertaining to watch on TV than a teenager sitting in her bedroom, Google will be there to plaster quasi-relevant ads all over it.

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  • http://us-fast-cash-now.com Tom Melde

    @ Andy Beal : OK, but just because you can watch blurry YouTube videos on a 60″ plasma–yikes, think of the pixelation at that resolution–does that mean that you will?

    Yes, it is difficult to imagine quality of video with YouTube on such TV set :)

  • http://bushidoblog.com.ar Zen

    The pickle is clear, as mentioned. YouTube’s video resolution is archaic. DivX’s Stage6 has more chances of making this project work better… although Google has the dough. Nevertheless, they’ll be forced to bump up the res a notch or two… or three, to not be hated by all.

  • http://www.theratingblog.com Alan Johnson

    YouTube is definitely associated with low-quality videos as far as resolution is concerned, so that, at this point, making this project work will indeed be a challenge.

    Alan Johnson

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