The new year is generally associated with new resolve to do things differently: work out more, eat less, ask for a raise, be more assertive, whatever. The fact is that most people make these lame resolutions to make themselves feel better and then they all quickly fall to the wayside. So instead of making resolutions I won’t keep, I’ve made a list of things that I find wrong with the world and would like to see changed in 2011.
My wishlist for 2011 in the home theater realm:
- Netflix integration with Linux version of Boxee, MythTV, or XBMC
- Vudu integration with HDX support in Linux version of Boxee, MythTV, or XBMC
- Linux drivers and support for CableCard and Ceton InfiniTV 4
- Hell, I just want an InfiniTV 4 in the first place!
- HBO to open their online streaming service to non-cable subscribers (for a fee is fine) and, even better, to support streaming to Linux based HTPC.
- Showtime and other stations to follow suit with the above.
Not exactly a wish, but a hopeful possibility; for cable companies to recognize the antiquity of their business model and services. And as a result, to offer a video on demand type subscription service via internet streaming (and support Linux, of course!).
Those are my wishes for how I’d like to see the home theater experience improved this year. I’d like to hear what your wishlist looks like. So leave a comment and let us all know what you think needs to be changed to better your home theater.