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High-Tech Toys for Your TV: Secrets of TiVo™, Xbox by Steven D. Kovsky

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Chapter . Introduction

The Revolution in Your Living Room

For couch potatoes, these are truly salad days. In fact, the new computerized entertainment devices designed for living rooms could make the notion of couch potatoes obsolete. Why lounge in front of a television in a vegetative state when you have at your fingertips the ability to get involved, be immersed, and control and customize a viewing experience that exactly suits your individual tastes?

The era of intelligent entertainment has arrived. For the purposes of this book, intelligent entertainment devices (IEDs) are defined as electronic appliances that are designed to provide a customizable entertainment experience through the integration of computer logic and circuitry. An IED might ...

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