We’re constantly being told that Internet connectivity is the future of television, but just how many of us can be bothered hooking up our own TVs? According to Sony, the number is lower than you might think: just 25% of its new TVs sold in Australia which are capable of hooking up to the Internet actually end up with a connection.
That figure emerged at Sony’s local launch for its 2011 range of TVs, which includes (as you’d expect) a large number of Internet-ready TVs. I’d expect a healthy proportion of Lifehacker’s readers to be in that 25%, even if your preferred method of delivering content to your TV screen is via specialist media centre software.
But that figure suggests two things to me: the process of getting connected is still too fiddly for most people, and we haven’t come up with a good enough way of hiding the cables for a wired connection.
How would you improve Internet-on-TV uptake? Share your ideas in the comments.