Monday, June 25, 2007

Intel embracing OCAP

Now that Intel is embracing OCAP, I expect big improvements in the way the TV and the PC finally work together. Mark this day as when TV 2.0 and Web 2.0 merge as one. By supporting OCAP standards, communication among multiple devices should be simplified, enabling the set-top box and pc to come together and run applications across multiple devices. I foresee much easier remote scheduling of your dvr, better downloading and sharing programs network across multiple TVs inside the house, and the ease of more two-way functionality. It will be fun to watch where these new OCAP chips appear first.