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  1. #1 Will smart TVs replace desktop PCs? 
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    What is a sense to produce smart TVs and desktop PCs separately if instead it could be all-in-one device, at least for a home use? In the past I've encountered just one model of an all-in-one desktop PC with system block and a screen as a one whole, but its screen had just 23 inch diagonal what is too small for a normal TV. Also, Apple, it seems, produced or produces something like this. But this are small screen devices. Why no company equips its smart TV with all-purpose Intel-like processors and hard drives which can eliminate the need for a desktop in many cases?


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    And if someone else wants to watch TV while you are using the PC feature? Something always deems to suffer with all-in-one devices. Sure, some people are going to be able to get by with a mediocre pc built into a TV, But others really do need a more powerful computer to do the job, one more powerful than they are likely to put into a TV/PC combo. They are still going to have to make separate PCs for these people.


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    Popular TV's tend to have large screens, but popular PC's tend to be portable. These needs seem to be incompatible.
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    If some person uses his smart TV to watch movies through Internet and serf Internet, what is the sense for him to have it connected to a desktop PC system block? Why not to have all the PC features built in TV? I think an advanced smart TV circuitry is not cheap all the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514 View Post
    If some person uses his smart TV to watch movies through Internet and serf Internet, what is the sense for him to have it connected to a desktop PC system block? Why not to have all the PC features built in TV? I think an advanced smart TV circuitry is not cheap all the same.
    You seem to be just thinking about a single person living by himself. Again, in a household with multiple people, there are going to be conflicts between people wanting to use it for different things at the same time. If Dad needs it for work, not only will he be monopolizing it, but he is unlikely going to want to use it for work in a busy main room of the house( where you'd be likely to put a TV. ) So, more likely he would have his PC in a separate room where he can work privately. Since all he is going to use it for is a PC, he would not like having to pay the extra bucks for a TV/PC combo. Also, a business isn't interested in having their work station PCs having a TV function either.
    Thus, I think a TV/PC combo would appeal to only a fairly small customer base, likely too small to make it worthwhile to develop and manufacture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514 View Post

    You seem to be just thinking about a single person living by himself. Again, in a household with multiple people, there are going to be conflicts between people wanting to use it for different things at the same time.
    I thought all the households with income higher than average can easily permit smart TV/PC combo per each member of a household.
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