Back at CES in January I saw Viewsonic’s 46” HDTV with Boxee integration, which would the the 2nd device to ship with Boxee built in (the other being the Boxee Box from D-Link). It looks like Viewsonic has scrapped plans to release the TV sighting lack of consumer interest in Smart TVs.
“Smart TV’ has not achieved the consumer acceptance or market expectation that was forecasted over the last couple years. Our current strategy is to stay involved with the various technology developments and consider them in the future as they become available,”
As I found with my review of the Boxee Box its a great device but I am not sure where it fits in my digital lifestyle. Iomega will be bringing out a NAS device running the Boxee software next month.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.