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Google is privately testing a television set-top box that lets users search satellite TV programming as well as video websites like its very own YouTube, according to a new report. Citing "people familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal reports that Mountain View is testing this Google software-powered set-top box in …


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  1. Tanuki
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    How quaint.

    This is utterly last-millennium thinking.

    The future is 'TV' stripped of ads, BitTorrent or other P2P as the transport mechanism, and with subtitles provided by one of a hundred fansubbing groups.

    I'm in the UK. Here we have the BBC "TV-licence" tax on anyone who receives broadcast- or cable-TV. I'm happy to get my 'TV' a day or so behind via the 'net - and so not have broadcast receiving gear.

    Truth is, too, that none of the Japanese anime series I really want are ever going to see broadcast in the UK. So here's to the hordes of fansubbers - and up yours BBC/Google!

  2. Mike Flugennock


    What is this "television" you speak of? Your word is strange to me.

  3. Timo

    Over The Top - FTW

    The truth is that "it just works" will win for the majority of the market.

    <br>The fact that google will do it might mean that it will work. Most people will overlook the fact that they are helping you to see what you want, in exchange for one more sliver of your privacy.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    wha ....

    Advertising meets youtube meets TV ...

    At the risk of overdramatizing my feelings.

    I'd rather be dead.

  5. Richard Lea

    Makes Sense

    Google signing up IPL

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