In three months of his spare time a hobbyist built a combination of poker table and software that beats most professional TV poker systems. It uses RFID chips and cameras to televise the game in real time, with hole cards and winning probabilities. He has RFID chips as well, and automated bet tracking will be implemented soon.
The technology isn't new (Poker Dome demonstrated that the technology is mature) but most shows are still using humans to read hole-card video and gather action information. The problem with that is the expense: we get fewer TV shows and some of those we get don't even give us hole-card or action information. If the technology is simple enough for an amateur to implement for his home game, why aren't all poker TV shows using it?
Read more about Andrew Milner's The Video Poker Table Project.