A TV That Listens Up

TV maker Westinghouse Digital Electronics just polled 1,200 people about what features they'd like to see in their TV. Voice recognition topped the list: People want to be able to tell the TV to tune to Super Bowl, or to start taping a show. I bet that if a product like that comes out, sales would go through the roof.

TV maker Westinghouse Digital Electronics just polled 1,200 people about what features they’d like to see in their TV. Voice recognition topped the list: People want to be able to tell the TV to tune to Super Bowl, or to start taping a show.

You’d be surprised how many people have trouble working their complex remote controls and programming their DVR nowadays. Voice recognition would be such an obvious solution to this problem. Already, several companies are selling voice-activated remote controls. I bet that if a mainstream TV maker came out with voice-activated TVs and DVRs, sales would go through the roof.

Have you used any of the voice-activated remotes on the market? What do you think?

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