Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 19:10 UTC
Apple The next frontier for Apple - and other technology companies - to conquer: the television market. Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, has confirmed his company will be building a television for Apple in conjunction with Sharp. Since I bought a brand-new top-of-the-line TV late last year, I've been thinking a lot about what could be improved about the state of TV today, and as crazy as it seems, I'm actually not that dissatisfied.
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RE: I really don't know
by daedalus on Mon 14th May 2012 07:30 UTC in reply to "I really don't know"
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Hmmm... I have an official cable decoder box from my provider which has a cable card in it - take the card out and you don't get any channels.I'm in Ireland, where we have a cable monopoly and a hideous service from NTL, but it seems that everyone here has an NTL card, so maybe we'll be able to use the Apple TV like that. Then again, being NTL, they'll probably block that sort of thing and you'll be still forced to use their under-powered, unstable and generally cruddy decoder box with your new TV...

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RE[2]: I really don't know
by zima on Fri 18th May 2012 23:56 in reply to "RE: I really don't know"
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take the card out and you don't get any channels

That's really hideous with satellite decoder boxes ...they're technically perfectly capable of receiving many free-to-air channels (TV and radio), but you can watch them only as long as "valid" card is inside.

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