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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RE[2]: Research
by Moredhas on Wed 15th Feb 2012 00:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Research"
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2008-04-10

That anyone at all bought an Apple TV box is testament to the mindless drone market. That they sold poorly gives me a bit of hope for Apple fans, yet.

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RE[3]: Research
by galvanash on Wed 15th Feb 2012 05:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Research"
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2006-01-25

That anyone at all bought an Apple TV box is testament to the mindless drone market.


Apple TVs are $99 (i.e. cheap), tiny, simple, and capable. If all you are interested in is the out-of-box capabilities then I'll grant you most people would do better with a Roku - but its only slightly more expensive and if you are into the iTunes thing it makes some sense (I'm not personally, but some people love iTunes).

Compared to Google TV? I had a Logitech Revue, and if you ignore the recent update to the software Google made it was more suitably used as a small weapon to bash one's self in the head... I'm sure it will be much better with the new software, but I gave up on mine long ago. I paid $250 for it, and in hind sight I could have bought 2 Apple TVs and had change for lunch the next day.

But... If your willing to hack a bit, there is simply nothing else on the market even close to an Apple TV... A jailbroken Apple TV is a good as it gets short of building your own HTPC - and you could buy 3 or 4 of them for what that ends up costing... Just saying, I own three of them and it isn't because I'm a drone - its because nothing else on the market is even comparable...

Edited 2012-02-15 05:12 UTC

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RE[3]: Research
by lindkvis on Wed 15th Feb 2012 12:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Research"
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2006-11-21

That anyone at all bought an Apple TV box is testament to the mindless drone market. That they sold poorly gives me a bit of hope for Apple fans, yet.


Typical geek arrogance. If you don't like something, or it doesn't have a feature you prefer, then it is worthless and the people buying it are idiots.

The truth is, Apple products are convenient. Especially together with the whole iTunes ecosystem. And if you already have an iDevice and use iTunes for your music purchases, then the current Apple TV may well make sense. It is cheap enough that it certainly fits the impulse buy category.

I bought an iPhone again at my last upgrade. I could have bought an Android and perhaps got a couple of features that I don't particularly need. But I also would have had to change a working music purchasing/syncing setup that I am happy with.

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RE[4]: Research
by spiderman on Wed 15th Feb 2012 13:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Research"
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2008-10-23

That must explain why the iPhone still does not have HDMI output. They want to sell Apple TV to iDevice owners?

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