Linked by David Adams on Tue 14th Feb 2012 17:24 UTC
Apple Today Samsung AV product lead Chris Moseley had comments about Apple's rumored entrance into the television marketplace that sound eerily similar to that which Palm CEO Ed Colligan's said a few years back about how Apple's ability to simply walk into this market and figure it out like they had managed to do after years of research.
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Future of TV...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 14th Feb 2012 19:28 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Apple ( or anyone else making a better Tv, Google* this includes you) has these options:

1) Add support for a cable card, allowing it direct control over the tv channel control.

2) Be locked to the Tv provider, performing all functionality of a cable box, but inside the tv. You know like you buy a cell phone on contract from At&t, you'd but an apple tv on contract with At&t.

3) Big middle finger to current Tv Provider's and negotiate directly with content producers to provide TV over IP. Only want Food Network & the History channel? That will be $10 a month.


* Isn't it a shame that Google only bought Motorola Mobility? Motorola Solutions is the branch that does the cable boxes.

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RE: Future of TV...
by aesiamun on Tue 14th Feb 2012 20:28 in reply to "Future of TV..."
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

Are you sure about that? Everything I see in the news says the motorola mobility also did the set top boxes.

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RE[2]: Future of TV...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 14th Feb 2012 21:52 in reply to "RE: Future of TV..."
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Nope. A brief search, reveals that I'm wrong. I do remember hearing that from one of my Moto friends. But then again, he's an idiot. Lesson learned.

This being the case, For the love of pete's mittens, DO SOMETHING WITH THE SET TOP BOXES GOOGLE. Their feature set sucks more than the tv's feature set, and that's saying something.

Edited 2012-02-14 21:54 UTC

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RE: Future of TV...
by clasqm on Thu 16th Feb 2012 06:00 in reply to "Future of TV..."
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2010-09-23

3) Big middle finger to current Tv Provider's and negotiate directly with content producers to provide TV over IP. Only want Food Network & the History channel? That will be $10 a month.


You're on the right track, but more fine-grained, I think. Forget channels, they're so 20th century. Subscribe directly to a SHOW for $0.99 a month ...

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RE: Future of TV...
by 0brad0 on Fri 17th Feb 2012 01:54 in reply to "Future of TV..."
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


* Isn't it a shame that Google only bought Motorola Mobility? Motorola Solutions is the branch that does the cable boxes.


Wrong. Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. produces all of Motorola's consumer devices which includes phones, tablets, DSL/cable modems, STBs, and DVRs.

Motorola Solutions Inc. produces Enterprise gear and Government contracted solutions, etc.

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