“This type of device may well be what Apple brings to the party. The problem we have is that few people on the Macworld team can envision such a device being successful,” Hattersley writes. “It’s just not different enough.”
Hattersley writes, “A really interesting article has appeared on Businessweek that outlined research by NDS, an Israeli-based TV provider recently purchased by Cisco systems for $5 billion. They have envisioned a future for the television that is almost completely different to the one we have today… Forget the 40in screen. NDS’ idea of the next-generation television is more like purchasing individual tiles and slotting them together on your wall. The screens could be 6-8in squares (without bezels) so they can be paired together and expanded into a screen that suits your size. You make it bigger by slotting together new smaller screens (cheaper than buying a whole new display). These can be as big as you like (all the way up to the size of a wall) and placed all over the house.”
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