"The convergence of PC media with the home entertainment system is something that has been promised for several years now . Tech-savvy computer users can easily have gigabytes of music, images, and video on hard drives, locked away from the living room setup. Many of us are looking for a simple solution that will allow our stereo/TV equipment to simply become network devices so they can consume any shared content . On the surface it sounds like a simple proposition - yet few devices can achieve this goal, and of those even fewer do it well. Some people resort to just plugging a computer into their setup so they have all of the features and media support, but finding good 10-foot interfaces can be challenging."
Tend to be stuck to the Broadcast Schedule, will get home to watch a certain thing, will see lots of adverts etc. Will tend to have Cable, Sky (satellite) or Freeview (over the air broadcast). Uses a video recorder to catch up on stuff missed but prefer to watch stuff live
They tend to watch live events, browse TV and tape/tivo/record everything they watch a lot (such as shows). They skip adverts but still see them. Still aware of the Broadcast Schedule and subscribes to Sky or Cable. Uses the internet a bit for web 1.0 type applications (email, browsing). May buy shows legally from the internet stores.
Completely off the schedule, no idea which channel things come from or what time there on. Rely on friends recommendations or social networks to tell what's on. Owns a laptop or has a computer device (such as xbox) setup with there TV. Tends not to browse TV and does not subscribe to Sky or Cable but watches a lot of TV content, sometimes more that previous generations. Keeps up with a lot of American shows. Watches shorter TV clips and amateur and pro-amateur media on-line.
Same as 3rd generation but sees all content as remixable and shareable. Can't understand why mixing content is a bad thing. Uploads content to online sites and shares a lot for social capital. May not even own a TV but has access to a large connection (broadband). Uses Torrent sites including private trackers. May watch a equal amount of pro-amateur/amateur content with pro TV content and may have a podcast/videocast of their own. Owns at least 2 computers, a mobile device which can play video, maybe a console and has a home network of some kind. May still buy content legally but is frustrated by drm and the lack of content.
Remember the PSX http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSX_%28DVR%29
Xbox live store http://www.flickr.com/photos/gamerscore/2674711112/
Netflix on Xbox live http://www.flickr.com/photos/gamerscore/2674711112/
Playstation Home http://www.flickr.com/photos/gamerscore/2674711112/
Playstation Qore http://www.flickr.com/photos/mightykenny/3087436063
Next generation platforms “ What we do at O'Reilly is watch the alpha geeks and tell the rest of the world what we learn from them” - Tim O'Reilly http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/462140060/
The underground http://www.flickr.com/photos/st3f4n/3522802951/
Welcome to the darknets http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekai/3645542864/