Punters want BBC iPlayer in TVs, not 3D
Consumers rank their favoured telly technologies
Brits want catch-up services from their tellies, not 3D, a survey carried out by Freeview has found.
The digital TV brand asked 2000 punters to rank the telly technology they most want to see in their sets.
Top of the list, appealing to 62 per cent of respondents: catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and 4oD.
Compare that to 3D, much touted by TV makers and the movie business, which appeals to only 19 per cent of the folk Freeview asked.
And only 16 per cent of punters consider 3D useful. That compares to the 63 per cent who reckon catch-up content is useful, the 53 per cent who see utility support for home networks and the 56 per cent who want to see better EPGs.
Freeview said its poll showed similar results across demographic lines.
Only mobile TV technology, and TV-centric smartphone and tablet apps fared less well than 3D, scoring 12 per cent and six per cent, respectively, for appeal, and 15 per cent and eight per cent, for utility. ®
My perfect telly!
Exactly. Stick in a built in freesat tuner, iplayer, 4od and whatever it is those things ITV and 5 use and also add on support for Netflix and Ilovefilm, a load of hdmi ports and usb for adding your own drive to record onto, and it'll be my perfect tv!
3D pfft, not wanted!
and bring F1 back to BBC!
Content over gimmick.
So people want content over gimmick when they sit down after a hard day at work in front of the TV to "switch off". The content they want, when they want, how they want, not on some arbitrary schedule and without adverts and junk they're not interested in interrupting it. And to pause it so they can use the loo, or watch last month's episodes that have mysteriously "disappeared" from everywhere else.
Gosh. Who'd have thunk?
Re: My perfect telly!
My perfect telly has good quality screen and speakers and a few i/o ports to attach a box or boxes that do the smart stuff. That way its not obsolete in three years time.
I just want a really good screen, good build quality, plenty of HDMI ports, and I don't want to pay very much. I'll happily provide all the other stuff (iPlayer, Netflix et al) myself with a separate box, media PC or games console, the advantage being that I can pick and choose the UI, the services, and upgrade them without upgrading the television.
Having said that, I do think a freeview tuner should be standard. Just incase.