God, I look forward to the day when the Baby Boomer dinosaurs retard no more social progress for the entire world with their ineptitude and irrelevancy
Nice flamebait, asshole. I'm 61 and you have a hell of a lot to learn, kid. I see there are a lot of snot-nosed kids with mod points today; "insightful" my ass. More like clueless. TVs aren't going away any time soon, and you'll always need a display device, which is what a TV is, a display device with a radio receiver. I use my TV as a forty inch monitor for my kubuntu computer, you dumb kid. Oh, and I can watch TV on it, too.
PCs aren't going away any time soon, either. They won't be in many homes for long as tablets suffice for most, but you're going to need them in offices for the foreseeable future unless you want to go back to the dinosaur days of mainframes and dumb terminals.
You do realize there's a new-fangled thing called an "HDMI port" on your TV, don't you?
What I want to know is why I can't pick up over the air TV on my Android phone? It has radios, a 720p display, and sound circuitry. For it to double as a TV receiver all it would take would be a capacitor or two to tune to OTA signals and a little programming.
Wait -- you're that kid the Onion covered!! Guess what, kid, my 26 year old daughter watches TV when she's not working or at school or studying (which, granted, isn't often).
why would I throw hundreds of dollars into a purchase which can only do one thing (READ: HDTVs), and that only after I have thrown away hundreds of dollars more on a service (READ: cable TV), that I don't need or want?
I have no idea why people pay for cable. Yeah, back in the early '80s it was a good deal, lots of extra ad-free channels and HBO for ten bucks. But the price has skyrocketed and they show ads while the show is on, IMO spending money on cable is stupid, especially since the switch to digital we have twice as many OTA channels than we did with analog and the picture's as sharp as cable. So what you get 200+ channels when there are maybe a dozen (no more than OTA) that don't suck? I mean, why in the hell should I have to pay for the Golf Channel, BET, cooking channels, women's programming and two hundred more channels I have no intention of ever watching?
Cable used to be good. Discovery channel had science, History channel had history, empty-v had music videos. No commercials on the cable channels and no snow or other analog distortions (few, anyway). Now Discovery has Trick My Truck, History Channel has ghosts and the occult, and empty-V has the same stupid reality shows you get OTA and no videos, which you no longer need because I can watch any video I want on YouTube (on the TV, of course; I'm a nerd. I can actually use things for stuff they weren't designed for).
Congratulations on the +5 for a really stupid comment (although it's been modded back down by less juvenile, more intelligent moderators). And yes, I'll have fries with that, kid. Now get off my slashdot.