November 01, 2012
| by Grant Clauser
3. Social Networking
The multiple screen trend goes beyond what we think of as traditional TVs. Smartphones and tablets are not only being used to change channels and control the volume of our theaters, they’re also acting as secondary viewing screens. Social media is driving a lot of this, with users tweeting or posting status updates while watching movies or TV shows. Sports likely accounts for much of the live tweeting in the theater, but dedicated TV fans also like to banter about programs.
Panasonic Smart TVs include social networking features Facebook and Twitter.
Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had audio training from Home Acoustics Alliance and Sencore. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
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