The problem they are all trying to solve is this: in a world where content is increasingly available and delivered via the Internet, how can that experience be integrated into the television? The incumbent content distributors - the cable companies - want to integrate and channel the available Internet options through the set-top box, maintaining their primacy as the content gatekeepers and keeping your monthly cable bill getting paid.
Does anyone really want to check-in on Facebook on their TVs? My sense is that like the 3D TVs at last year's CES, the new crop of Internet connected TVs will not be an out-of-the-gate "must have," but will rather slowly infiltrate the living room as TVs get replaced; and TVs last a long time these days . . .
So, how will Internet-delivered entertainment get from your computer to the TV? Via HDMI connections from your computer to the TV? Add-on boxes such as the Roku? New devices such as the VeeBeam? All of that and more?
How do you watch Internet content on your TV?