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Samsung's 'Smart TV' Actually Multi-Screen



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    LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 06: Samsung President and General Manager of Visual Display Business Boo-Keun Yoon has a Skype call with Kung-Fu Panda as he delivers a keynote address at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Hilton January 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, runs from January 6-9 and is expected to feature 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 126,000 attendees. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Earlier this week, Comcast announced it would enable real-time viewing of its content on iPads and Android tablets -- but only in subscribers' homes.

    At CES on Thursday, Samsung kicked that up a notch.

    According to Tricia Duryee, Samsung has partnered with Time-Warner, Hulu and Comcast for its connected-screens project. And this plays directly into Samsung video display chief Boo-Keun Yoon's take on the future: "TV will become the focal point of content access and sharing."

    Comcast and Time-Warner plan to enable tablets to change channels and toss movies, already underway, to other screens, like super-thin televisions.

    Hulu's CEO cracked the door on a new Plus service for Androind phones, but gave no details.

    So, "30 Rock" can go from 4-inch screens, to 7-inchers to 100 inchers -- inside the home for sure, and, maybe outside the home, soon.

    Now, about all that bandwidth that needs paid for ... Netflix, we're looking at you.