The Underestimated Over-The-Top Device: The PC

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Paidcontent, 3/1/11

Attention Google (NSDQ: GOOG) TV, Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) TV, Boxee, Tivo, XBox, Bravia: It’s no use. Make way for an old-fashioned solution to internet-connected TV that may be more prevalent than you might assume: the PC.

A new study from TDG Research found some surprising persistence to consumers who link their laptops or desktops to their TV screens as a means of viewing internet video. It’s a counterintuitive notion to say the least given all the aforementioned players that are attempting more sophisticated, seamless solutions. And when you look at the numbers a little closer, there may not be much to this.

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