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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

But, GTV does not, really, combine your live TV. The only way they can do this is at the "pleasure" of the cable companies. There were no cable providers included in the announcement. As others have posted, the cable companies are unlikely to cede control of their content to Google, Apple or anyone else.

Here's what I meant when I said GTV would have access to cable TV at the "pleasure" of the cable provider.

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/05/24/dear-...etv/#continued


It doesn't appear that Comcast is very "pleased" with anybody!

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As huge as Google is, they can't go at all by themselves. They have no experience building consumer hardware. Zilch, zip, nada.

Which is why I'm happy to see that Logitech is the one actually building the box and control equipment. I've had plenty of their products over time and none of them have failed to disappoint on quality. I'm still using their first 5.1 computer speaker set and Bluetooth keyboard set I bought years ago.


On a side note, the other reason I see this at least gaining more traction than Apple TV is because Google is actually throwing a good deal of their weight behind it. As far as I know, Apple execs are still considering Apple TV to be a hobby and not throwing much behind it. There certainly hasn't been any commercials to get the name out there.

Maybe Google TV will give this market the kick it needs. And Apple follows up with some Apple TV commercials.
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Which is why I'm happy to see that Logitech is the one actually building the box and control equipment. I've had plenty of their products over time and none of them have failed to disappoint on quality. I'm still using their first 5.1 computer speaker set and Bluetooth keyboard set I bought years ago.


On a side note, the other reason I see this at least gaining more traction than Apple TV is because Google is actually throwing a good deal of their weight behind it. As far as I know, Apple execs are still considering Apple TV to be a hobby and not throwing much behind it. There certainly hasn't been any commercials to get the name out there.

Maybe Google TV will give this market the kick it needs. And Apple follows up with some Apple TV commercials.

It ain't the box, it's the content... and Google ain't got the content!

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Is this competition for Apple TV?

Apple TV connects to the largest online TV/Music/Movie media store in the world and where users can buy content direct. Your Apple TV can replace your cable subscription.


In Apples current state with the Apple TV, I don't know how you can say that as nearly every episode from the App store cost $2-3 dollars. If you watch quite a few shows, you would surpass your cable bill rather quickly. However, should Apple tv open up to cable, satilite and add DVR capabilities, then that a different beast all together. Right now ATV is still seen as a hobby device.
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In Apples current state with the Apple TV, I don't know how you can say that as nearly every episode from the App store cost $2-3 dollars. If you watch quite a few shows, you would surpass your cable bill rather quickly. However, should Apple tv open up to cable, satilite and add DVR capabilities, then that a different beast all together. Right now ATV is still seen as a hobby device.

One reason why it's considered a hobby device by Apple is because Jobs has said that with it, you've bought it, and you can do anything you want with it. There are many mods available. Some allow you to view content otherwise not available from iTunes. If you look through this site, and there's a lot there, you'll see how to do things with the unit you wouldn't have thought possible.

http://www.appletvhacks.net/
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TV in the Trash, Welcome GOOGLE TV.I love Apple but the,TV is crap unless you hack it
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