Posted Feb. 13, 2013 at 7:14 a.m.

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Published: 2013-02-13 07:14:17
Updated: 2013-02-13 07:14:17

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Intel, the world's biggest chipmaker, is building an Internet television set-top box that it will sell directly to consumers, aiming to create a new market for its processors....

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Intel is poised to make this better or worse. There's a strong rumor now that they're about to buy Roku. That could be a huge game changer.

I totally disagree about the bundled service - the set top streaming boxes are already reflecting demand for al la carte programming. As usual, the Intel CEO is a bit out of touch, so he'd better start doing some more research on consumer habits.
High price, video quality limited by internet connection speed, bundles, extra cost for camera of dubious value. Sounds like another inelegant, poorly thought out box that misses the key user priorities. They seem to be designing it solely from a bean counters perspective. At least as likely to fail as previous attempts.
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