It’s pretty easy to dismiss the Telstra T-Box as a gimmick device at the same level as Telstra’s T-Hub and the various other similar devices that serve as gateway devices for consumers lacking savviness. The device does continue to evolve on a software level, providing greater functionality with each upgrade. 2012 will likely be seen as the year that Telstra get heavily involved in transitioning towards being a content distributor. Telstra have dabbled with distributing content ever since the early days of Bigpond Cable, with the T-Box serving as the current iteration of those efforts. It’s also the iteration that will serve as a transitory technology to move their analogue media consumers toward their digital services on the horizon.
Cnet offer a good review of the T-Box HERE.
This week saw the introduction of functionality to the T-Box which allows users to stream video and audio files from external storage devices. It’s not a new idea and lots of people already have that functionality via other devices connected to their TV’s. But, it will have people using their T-Box a whole lot more.
On Televised Revolution we discuss the new T-Box functionality, the launch of Channel Ten’s new Breakfast program, this weeks Academy Awards, and discuss just how good Australian TV productions have been of late.
The podcast can be downloaded HERE.