Intel Viiv (platform)
Intel's ViiV is probably not the best example on this list, since it was more of a full-on marketing initiative than a focused, and understandable concept to consumers. It essentially tied together Intel's hardware with a TV tuner and a build of Windows Media Center. The idea though, was to get people using their computer in the living room. Sound familiar?
Beyond the hype, owners of ViiV-branded PCs got a few extra perks, like access to TV shows like "Welcome Back, Kotter," and being able to eyeball NFL stats while watching the game on a real TV channel.
May 20, 2010 7:53 PM PDT
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