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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Improvements
by acobar on Tue 14th Feb 2012 21:00 UTC
acobar
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2005-11-15

Fact is TVs can be very improved on the user experience. And it does not need that much thinking and also does not need to end there.

- Sell it with quality sound;
- It must have a quality image too;
- The usual connections;
- Storage must be included;
- Give it an easy interface to buy content (we know where this will lead us);
- Plug your iDevice directly on it through a dock or cable and control all them over a simple remote (play videos and music contents directly from your iDevice) and allow the iDevice to control, by wireless, the whole stuff too;
- iTunes will be there (I actually hate it);
- Profit from hardware sales and from contents sales.

Apple actually has if not all, most of the infrastructure they need (even the DRM to satisfy the content industry), lots of money and lots of iDevices that can be used as an entertainment and communication center, on use. It is all just logic, just integrate and make it simple.

Apple is actually on a very good position to do that. This may start a whole new level of interactivity and uses.

I hope they don't deliver. They became a control freaky and abusive big company and they may grow even bigger.

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RE: Improvements
by No it isnt on Tue 14th Feb 2012 21:18 in reply to "Improvements"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

It won't have quality sound. Sound depends on moving lots of air, which takes up a lot of space, needs a fair amount of power and weighs a lot. Apple won't sacrifice style for sound. Fanboys will believe it sounds great no matter what.

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RE[2]: Improvements
by ilovebeer on Wed 15th Feb 2012 17:11 in reply to "RE: Improvements"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

It won't have quality sound. Sound depends on moving lots of air, which takes up a lot of space, needs a fair amount of power and weighs a lot. Apple won't sacrifice style for sound. Fanboys will believe it sounds great no matter what.

Sound and sound quality is not about moving lots of air. Sound quality is determined by the drivers ability to accurately reproduce frequencies. And no speaker does magic tricks -- in other words,... crap in, crap out.

To the guy who said tv isn't about picture quality, you're nuts. Even for the Average Joe it's one of the central most important factors. People care more about what the picture looks like than whether or not they can perform google searched from their remote control.

As far as future-proofing.. There's no such thing as future-proofing when it comes to technology. Even if there were, it would be bad for business anyway.

Regarding Apple throwing their hat into the tv arena.. I'm reserving my judgment until there's something to judge.

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