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No, use a separate box that plugs into the ATV for this. You definitely don't want to load it's processor and HD with encoding, there's not enough power to do this AND use it for watching a program. You're going to need another box for this anyway, the tuner, so package all of this into that box and then sync the completed recording if and when the ATV is not busy.Again, this is MUCH better handled by an external box. Just repackage the drive for the MBAir and there you...
Pfttt. There are a few tens of millions of ATV owners, vs. something like 100 million iPhone/iTouch owners. Disproof by example. Maury
My 9 year old daughter uses youtube for _everything_. She rarely watches "actual tv". I think she would be offended to learn she's being "techy".I think all us mid-lifers have to realize that we're way behind the curve on this. If you multiply the age of the viewer by the number of hours, that factor is skewing way into the white-hairs now. When they die, broadcast-model TV dies with them.Maury
Well considering the Apple TV actually exists, and the Google TV does not, I think Apple has an enormous lead. That said, I think you hit on the key issues though. ATV needs a browser (and keyboard support of some sort to go with it), and an app store. These really do seem like complete no-brainers. I would also like to see several hardware options, including a DVD and tuner. I imagine something along the lines of the system having stub launchers for "DVD" and "Live TV"...
Oh god I hope so. Maury
So I drive out to see my branding expert yesterday. His team's busy converting all their flash content to HTML5 so that it will work on the iPhone. It's over. Hopefully someone will write a converter. Maury
This is good, but not good enough. I watch maybe 3 shows on a regular basis, and if I could get internet delivery, I'd watch another 3 or 4. If these are 4 times a week, 4 weeks a month, that's $16 a month for each show, or maybe as much as $100 a month. My cable bill is only about $45 a month. If they bring in the "all you can eat" subscription that's been bandied about, then I'm in.
I don't think this is a streaming music play at all, that's just conjecture on the part of the writers. I think they're buying LaLa in order to move the iTunes Store out of the iTunes application, and offer a platform-independant web-based front end. Suddenly Linux becomes a useful platform for media, which I think plays to Apple's advantage.The model could remain completely identical to the current system - you buy/rent content in your account - but the technology for...
Good question! My guess: component costs are falling faster than the contract periods. So no, no effect on the bottom line, roughly equal margins from day 1 to now. Maury
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