With CES just around the corner, there is a lot of speculation about Internet TV. The idea is there, but it just hasn’t completely taken off. A big part of the reason why could be because companies such as Google and Apple have had some challenges with their initial offerings.
However, this year, these companies and others hope to change this slightly negative perception of Internet TV. Up to this point, the most popular forms of Internet TV have been through dedicated Internet video boxes including Roku, Boxee, and Apple TV. But, 2012 is expected to bring numerous offerings of TV sets with built-in Internet connectivity.
The big question is – if this does happen, will consumers buy into these connected TVs? Also, and again depending on if the TVs take off, what will it mean for Internet video boxes?