VIZIO co-founder: TV's dead, welcome "Entertainment Displays"

The Seattle Times - Business / Technology
May 24, 2010
By Brier Dudley

"We are witnessing the demise of television," Ken Lowe, vice president and co-founder of bargain TV maker Vizio declared Monday at the Society for Information Display conference in Seattle.

Lowe said television is being replaced by the "entertainment display" — devices that output high-definition content, connect to the Internet and are increasingly built with LED lighting that uses about the same wattage as a light bulb.

Just don't use the potentially confusing acronym "ED" for these things, he said.

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