GE has announced the creation of General Displays & Technologies LLC (GDT), a new combined opportunity with Tatung Company, a display technology company. GDT will design and publish GE-branded HDTVs to combine custom internet programming and HDTV technology together. The first series of offerings will be available to consumers in Spring 2009, and prices and technical specs were not announced as of yet.
In addition to offering HDTVs, GDT will get together with NBC Universal to develop a unique platform that will deliver Internet and other digital content directly through the television.
Eventually the TV will allow customization and viewing of HD content from websites, and leverage the power of the internet along with the HDTV content so they marry together seamlessly. It’s about time, and it’s a sure bet that other companies will be searching for affiliations to do the same thing with their TV. A future with the internet and HDTV being a standard part of the package together is within sight, and a truly cool interactive paradise it will be.