The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article on why Internet video on the TV hasn't taken off, The Internet. The TV.
What's the holdup? Generally speaking, the video players are just too complicated to hook up, too expensive and too limited in what they can do. There are skeptics, too, who think Internet video players are trying to solve a problem that simply doesn't exist -- especially as cable companies enhance on-demand video services.
"The issue with these next-generation set-top boxes is they're hard to use, hard to install and the return on investment isn't particularly large because the content is available elsewhere," says Mike Volpi, CEO of Joost NV, a London-based Internet television service available through PCs.
Wall Street Journal video that reviews the Apple TV, TiVo, Vudu, and more.
Interesting tidbit from the story: 80% of people surveyed would not want an Internet video device at any price.
Netflix is going to tell us in January about their plans to get Watch Instantly on televisions. What do you think they're going to do? A separate set-top box (the Netflix Player), or a partnership with Microsoft, AT&T, etc?