Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 19:10 UTC
Apple The next frontier for Apple - and other technology companies - to conquer: the television market. Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, has confirmed his company will be building a television for Apple in conjunction with Sharp. Since I bought a brand-new top-of-the-line TV late last year, I've been thinking a lot about what could be improved about the state of TV today, and as crazy as it seems, I'm actually not that dissatisfied.
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I really don't know
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 12th May 2012 14:32 UTC
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I was originally writing a post about how this was doomed to failure in the US, and apple must be launching in Europe only, but I took a look at wikipedia's cable card article ( In the us you'd need a pcmia card to use a non cable provider's box). It says that all of he cable boxes out there are already using cable cards, therefore the technology is mature and supported by the cable companies.

However, I can't find any cable card ready Called DCR or digital cable ready tvs available online. No one I know of has one, even my crazy money is no object friends.

Apple Tv and google tv would both be much much better if they also had cable card capability, as it could be *the* box.

So either Apple has figured out what it needs to to make this happen and is going directly to the built in DCR TV market, or I'm missing something, or Apple is not building a tv for the US market.

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