The Future of TVs: Content Lock Outs?

Todd Anderson

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I saw a fleeting reference to this somewhere on the internet and thought it was an interesting concept... and frankly, I'm surprised it hasn't been explored by manufacturers. The idea is basically content locked TVs.... where your TV only has access to certainly content based on what model you have.

Obviously, this exists in an altered form through subscription based services. But, is it possible that manufacturers will move toward a bigger marriage with content provides (think Roku enabled TVs), where only certain tiers of TVs give you access to specific content?
 

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I don't think so. The margin for both the manufacturers and the providers is pretty slim right now so I don't think there's enough flexibility to do it.
 

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It would be a terrible idea.. I don't think it will be a hit.
 
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