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[EG] Kinect's Magic Powers Aren't Exclusive To Microsoft: TVs, Computers Coming Soon.

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From Tel Aviv unknown to Xbox gaming wunderkind, PrimeSense has already had quite a run, but the camera-control tech that powers Kinect is destined for new applications before long. VP Adi Berenson tells us the company's already signed deals to put PrimeSense inside HTPCs by the end of the year, and has at least one cable company ready to launch a gesture-controlled set top box by summer 2011. The end goal is to provide natural human control over TV-based media consumption, said Berenson, who's working to get cameras in TVs themselves sometime late next year.
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/23/k...2011-htpc-int/

Makes perfect sense.
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So your saying in the future I could could program my tv that when I give it the middle finger it could flip through channels?
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Concept videos of this type of thing were part of MS's initial hype machine, so I'm not surprised by this at all. I actually think it has more potential in this regard than in gaming.
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
Concept videos of this type of thing were part of MS's initial hype machine, so I'm not surprised by this at all. I actually think it has more potential in this regard than in gaming.
Same here. With gaming it's going to get old fast; I just want to relax.

If I could just flash my hand a couple of times to avoid using a mouse, I'm going to be all over this.
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the most impressive part of Microsoft's E3 conference with Kinect was indeed the video, music, and chat part of the device. In my opinion of course.

To be able to just say rewind, fast forward, pause/play to the Xbox was pretty cool. Yet alone just move your hand and control it.

I think the Kinect can shine with TVs way more than it can with the 360 itself. I wouldn't mind using it to control my PC (wasn't there something about that? I can't remember)
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It has to come built in to TVs. Imagine controlling your TV functions with gestures and voice commands. Kinect is already extremely accurate at such a thing.
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Doesn't Samsung already have a TV with this tech built in?
EDIT: Just realized this is a two year old thread.
Edited by xJavontax - 4/17/12 at 10:20pm
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Any updates on this?
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Thread necro I see.
Edited by Absauston - 4/18/12 at 2:40pm
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