Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 24th Oct 2011 20:05 UTC
Apple Appleinsider writes: "An anticipated Apple high-definition television set, complete with iOS features including Siri voice commands, FaceTime video chat and access to the App Store, would be a strong product in a massive $100 billion market, according to a new analysis." Last year I explained my vision of a smart TV too (read the comment), and my ideas were pretty much the same thing AppleInsider discusses about today. Back then I was almost laughed at by most OSNews residents for these ideas. I have the feeling that the people who then found my ideas ridiculous, they'll now find a possible Apple smart TV "natural" and "revolutionary".
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Apple? Really?
by JAlexoid on Tue 25th Oct 2011 01:01 UTC
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

The TV is the most frustration free device in my home, except for the lighting. What possibly cold Steve "cracked it"?
Sure... Cable box has crazy navigation and not really easy to use. TV however requires 5 buttons in my home - On/Off, Volume Up and Down, Next Prev channel.

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RE: Apple? Really?
by kristoph on Tue 25th Oct 2011 06:21 in reply to "Apple? Really?"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

I don't own a TV but my neighbour has a TV, a cable box, a tivo, a Wii and other crazy stuff. There is like 6 remotes, several of which are required just to turn the thing on.

Oh and he has an iPad so he can find the specific shows among the 160 channels he has.

Plenty of room to innovate.

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RE[2]: Apple? Really?
by aesiamun on Wed 26th Oct 2011 04:30 in reply to "RE: Apple? Really?"
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

Let's see what I have, cable box, tv, XBox 360, Blu-Ray player and Windows Media Center...

All Audio/Visual equipment except for the game controllers are controlled with a single Logitech Harmony remote control. You do not need 6 remotes.

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