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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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 15th Feb 2012 06:08 UTC
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I don't think quality will be an issue for Apple. If they can't make something good themselves they'll just let someone else do it. But what other statement would you expect from Samsung or any other TV maker?

The way we watch TV is changing. In my household we do not often watch something as it's broadcast. My wife watches stuff using the "on demand" feature of our digital TV provider or records it, while I download my series and watch them using an Apple TV. I never watch the news, as an RSS user it's just a small selection of old news for me.

It all comes down to: we watch what we what, when we want with of bit of where we want.

I believe it is becoming old fashioned to keep an eye on the clock and wait until your favorite TV show starts. Even recording it seems a bit retro, it's a little hassle and you need to do it in advance. When someone asks "Did you see that?", you should be able to say "No, but I'm going to" and do so.

Besides we also want to watch more than just TV, we also want to access YouTube or other video services and show pictures to family and visitors. It's not convenient to grab a different device for different content while it's all about watching media on a screen.

The Apple TV does a fine job, but it has no link to real 'n' live TV and it's another box, even though it's pretty small.

What also sucks is that I like to watch NBA basketball, but this is not an option when I'm signed in to the Dutch iTunes store. When I sign in to the US one I can see highlights and stuff, but if I want to see a whole game I need an "NBA pass" which is too expensive for me as I just want to watch a few selected games. One game a week is plenty. I just want to watch a game, without NBA pass hassle or emptying my wallet.

So on my new generation TV/media set I'd like to get rid of country borders. If they can watch something on the other side of the world I also want to do it now and not much later.

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