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[fudzilla] Intel suffers TV blow

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Intel’s fledgling telly business has suffered a blow after one of its top engineers quit. Jim Baldwin, who served as vice president and general manager of engineering for Intel Media, has seen that the grass is greener somewhere else and cleaned out his desk. Baldwin's LinkedIn profile, meanwhile, said he has retired from the company.

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/31166-intel-suffers-tv-blow

It could be Apple or Google, maybe even AMD even thought its unlikely.
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I think their largest problem is going to be getting partnerships with content providers not which engineers work on the project
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That's a shame, I'm really hoping that Intel et al get their TV systems out soon. Hopefully it will shake up the TV industry and mean that we actually end up with quality content, fewer ads and for a reasonable price.

Depending on where the guy sat this could be a big blow or not, if he was involved in any of the actual engineering work it will be a bigger problem than if he was just a people manager.
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That guy was a substantial part of Intel's development of their home tv box or what ever it is... Otherwise it would not be news, he could go to a vacation and lets say start working for Apple or Google and be a decisive factor who will win. Apple or Google...
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That's a shame, I'm really hoping that Intel et al get their TV systems out soon. Hopefully it will shake up the TV industry and mean that we actually end up with quality content, fewer ads and for a reasonable price.

Depending on where the guy sat this could be a big blow or not, if he was involved in any of the actual engineering work it will be a bigger problem than if he was just a people manager.

If he's an Exec, he's probably sitting in meetings 1/2 of his time. 3 private market tests are happening now. Intel should still be able to deliver the hardware and software by the end of this year. Already have the interests of Time Warner, NBC Universal, Viacom, and News Corp. Talks with Disney and few other companies have been underway. The effect of the manager's departure is still to be seen.

It will be a VERY difficult market to compete in. Netflix and Hulu have pretty much handled most of the on-demand market, Amazon is going to try to sneak its way in, and Microsoft is trying it's own thing as well.
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It will be a VERY difficult market to compete in. Netflix and Hulu have pretty much handled most of the on-demand market, Amazon is going to try to sneak its way in, and Microsoft is trying it's own thing as well.

Never used Hulu, but certainly Netflix doesn't do live TV - at best you have to wait until the end of the series, at which point everyone who watched the show live has already ruined it for you...

Edit: I see what you were saying about Netflix / Hulu now.

I'm glad it will be a difficult market to compete in, that means we might actually get a decent product.
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Never used Hulu, but certainly Netflix doesn't do live TV - at best you have to wait until the end of the series, at which point everyone who watched the show live has already ruined it for you...

that is true. The next Xbox is supposed to have an HDMI input (rumor?) Would be interesting to see what MS does with your current TV provider; assuming that might be something on their plate.

Sure wish prices would drop though....stupid me, signed up 2 year contract with Verizon fios/TV. Been about 8 months in...I've watched TV like once every 2 weeks (maybe). Wish I didn't purchase the TV part frown.gif
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that is true. The next Xbox is supposed to have an HDMI input (rumor?) Would be interesting to see what MS does with your current TV provider; assuming that might be something on their plate.

That would be interesting, if you can use the Xbox to record live TV...
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Sure wish prices would drop though....stupid me, signed up 2 year contract with Verizon fios/TV. Been about 8 months in...I've watched TV like once every 2 weeks (maybe). Wish I didn't purchase the TV part frown.gif

Yeah, we got a basic cable package too, I have watched about 3 hockey matches on it but my GF wants it just for the Spanish channel. I mostly watch Netflix.
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Bit of cleaning... please keep things on-topic from here out.
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