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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RE: Apple? Really?
by kristoph on Tue 25th Oct 2011 06:21 UTC 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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RE[3]: Apple? Really?
by Yoko_T on Wed 26th Oct 2011 21:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Apple? Really?"
Yoko_T Member since:
2011-08-18

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.


You haven't needed 6 remotes for anything for a good long while.

Hell, you can buy generic universal remotes for around $10-20 US in most department stores that basically does what the Logitech Harmony remote control does.

PS. No, I wouldn't buy a Logitech Harmony remote for any reason.

It's a silly, overpriced toy.

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