I'm just an average consumer who likes to watch movies and tv shows on my 50" HDTV. I have very little if any tech expertise, I can't tell you the difference between IOS and Snow Leopard. But as a consumer I can appreciate the utility and quality or lack thereof of a product after I use it. For example, I instantly realized that my iMac was better than any PC that I had ever owned, later that my iphone was an amazing device, and then that my iPad was indeed a magical product. Today, I received my tv and this evening I streamed via WiFi two movies; one from iTunes and one from Netflix. Streamed from my iMac a rented tv show and a home movie, listened to some songs, and looked at a few of my photos. My computer and Airport Extreme are in my bedroom with the HDTV being in the living room. The tv was easy to configure with my network and my iMac. Everything worked exceptionally well, and as with all Apple products everything worked well together. I was impressed with how fast and crisp images appeared on the large screen as well as the organization and ease of use of the interface.
A few years ago, I owned a Gateway computer and I remember Gateway promoting their Home Entertainment Center for about $7,000. It didn't work, tv at $99 works. I believe Apple has created the platform that is going to rule home entertainment. There will be IOS updates and apps that I can't imagine, but Steve Jobs can and he will implement them. For now I am just as thrilled with tv as I was with my first iMac, my first iPhone and my first iPad!
It's not what they can't do; it's what they can do.