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[3]: Apple? Really?
by Yoko_T on Wed 26th Oct 2011 21:22 UTC 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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RE[4]: Apple? Really?
by David on Wed 26th Oct 2011 22:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Apple? Really?"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

You're incorrect. Simple universal remotes don't have scripting capability, meaning that to you may have to push a combination of buttons and slide switches to do what you need to, and if your mother in law needs to use the TV, you'll need a two-page step by step instruction on how to turn on the TV, reciever, DVD player, and cable box. Expensive remotes like the harmony allow you to program one button to do a lot of things. It may not be worth it to you, but that doesn't mean it's silly or unnecessary.

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RE[5]: Apple? Really?
by Yoko_T on Fri 28th Oct 2011 19:45 in reply to "RE[4]: Apple? Really?"
Yoko_T Member since:
2011-08-18

You're incorrect. Simple universal remotes don't have scripting capability, meaning that to you may have to push a combination of buttons and slide switches to do what you need to, and if your mother in law needs to use the TV, you'll need a two-page step by step instruction on how to turn on the TV, reciever, DVD player, and cable box. Expensive remotes like the harmony allow you to program one button to do a lot of things. It may not be worth it to you, but that doesn't mean it's silly or unnecessary.


You're the one who don't know what you're talking about. My RCA RCR815 Universal Learning remote made around 2005 which can control up to 8 components most certainly does have Macro/Scripting capability- A total of 20 keypress commands can be stored under each of the six available macro keys (number keys 1-6).

All I have to to execute a macro is press the macro key on the remote and then press the number of the key containing the macro I want to execute (1-6).


And it most certainly was under $20 when I bought it at Walmart a few years ago-not on clearance either.

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