High definition TV and blue-ray players get onboard the wired bandwagon

These days, the list of devices able to connect to the internet is getting longer. While TVs have long been able to connect to the Web, a new generation of HDTVs and DVD players are taking advantage of web sites that provide high bandwidth services such as Amazon Video and YouTube. Consumer electronics and web connectivity is an exciting development but will never be bigger than the day when TVs took the obvious step to be Internet capable. What differentiates modern devices now is that they are able to consume a wider variety of web services that were only available recently because of the penetration of cheap broadband internet such as that provided by DSL.

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