Can You guys make a box for the average tv where someone can watch Youtube videos etc right on the tv. It would be awesome to have both things in one thing. Make it happen
The Gateway Is one of those boxes that has the capability in the future to incorporate over the top services.
in addition, HD guide potentially can as well running on the DCX platform.
Today it isn't available, but in the future it certainly is a strong possibility on those boxes.
The Gateway has an HTML5 browser, so this may be very possible in the future...
While I'm sure that future Shaw boxes likely will be internet connected and have the ability to download/run apps, the need really isn't there for them to concentrate on this as a priority.
The reality is that many current TV's being sold are internet connected and have apps like Youtube built in - in the future, this will become more and more common. For older TV's, any game console (Xbox, PS3, Wii) gives you the ability to use web browsers and apps like Netflix and Youtube (though Xbox charges an annual fee for access... the PS3 and Wii don't). Most current laptops have an HDMI out function, so you might be able to hook your laptop up to the TV and watch any PC content on your TV. Many of the DVD/Bluray players are also internet connected and support apps (FutureShop has Blu-ray players for as low as $70.00 that run both Youtube and Netflix). Additionally there are things like Apple TV, Boxee, and lots of other media streaming devices that are usually priced around $100 that will stream video from your PC or have built in apps like Netflix/Youtube. Some of the tablets and smartphones nowadays also have video out options and use a mini HDMI connection where you can simply hook them up and mirror video content. You may already have the ability to watch Youtube on your TV... and just need something as simple as a cord!
It really would be waste for Shaw to spend their time developing converters with built in web apps like Youtube when the reality is that these will be built in to most TV's and are readily available on so many other devices.... anything Shaw does would simply be superfluous and their resources are probably best spent elsewhere.
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