Is Google TV just a fancy name for technology we already have?

I finally got around to watching the Google TV video below on YouTube and I’m pretty excited about it.

Many of you know that I have been predicting the demise of airwave television for a couple of years now. I believe airwave content will be replaced by Internet content. No more recording shows. No more DVRs. Just 100% on demand television over the Internet. And I think Google TV will take us one step closer to my prediction.

But judging on the comments on the Google TV YouTube video, there are a lot of people who think Google TV is just a fancy new name for technology we already have. Check out some of the comments:

  • I guess Google has never heard of an HDMI cable
  • lol i had my computer hooked up to my? big screen for the past 4 years
  • anyone capable of hooking this up will have already known that you can just hook your computer to the tv through hdmi and be set. Nothing new here? google.

I don’t care I still love it

While I agree with the people leaving these comments that you can already watch Internet content on your television simply by hooking up a computer, I still think Google TV has the potential to be huge.

Why? Because most people I deal with on a regular basis have absolutely no idea (or desire) to run an HDMI cable from their computer to their television. But if it is built into their television and easy to use, there’s a chance they might embrace it.

So what do you think? Is Google TV going to be the next big thing? Watch the video and let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

If you can not see the embedded video above, please use the following link: Introducing Google TV