Originally Posted by panopticon2
There is no good reason in 2012 that they couldn't put a processor with enough power into every receiver to do at least what the smart-tvs are doing for very little cost. All current-gen reciever's UI and processing power seems to be stuck in the 90's.
Been saying this for ages. But its not only the manufacturers that are stuck in a time warp. Consumers are quite happy to keep buying these crippled, planned-obsolesence products that dont even have the horsepower of a low end Android or previous generation Iphone, let alone the quality of user interface.
At the moment receiver processing power is the barrier to improvement in room correction capabilties available to the consumer. And not for any good reason. The hardware exists and is decently priced. Particularly for input into AV receivers that should have a life expectancy of 5-8 years ie probably longer than a smartphone.
Dont expect any change to this industry MO at CES, though - all we'll get is more fiddling while Rome burns.