“There was a time when many observers thought about Apple changing the way consumers watch content on their HDTV,” John Martellaro writes for The Mac Observer.

“Over time, it’s become clear that the content holders have an iron grip on content, and so the new question may be: what can we do with that big display that we haven’t been doing?” Martellaro writes. “That’s something Apple is uniquely suited to change.”

Martellaro writes, “One can make a list of things we haven’t been doing much with our HDTVs that many would, perhaps, like to do. It’s just a start, and there are likely many more: Take screen shots; do facial recognition of actors; play fantastic games, making dedicated game boxes obsolete; throw content to them from our Macs; do video conferencing between friends and family.”

Much more in the full article here.