The old standby, the predictable star of most CESes of the past, has been the television. More recently it was eye-popping high-definition, then it was in-home 3D and TVs that connected to the Internet that could bring Netflix Watch Instantly and Pandora from our computers to our TVs. This year we’ll see all of those things again, from more manufacturers who have beefed up the technology.
The big questions in this category to look out for are whether TV makers are going to be pushing active or passive 3D glasses technology to pair with their sets, and what we’ll see from Google TV. Word is that the show was supposed to be a big coming-out party for the Android-based TV software, but Google might instead be revamping the software and telling device makers like Samsung and others to hold back their planned hardware.
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