Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
How about you try again instead of ignoring what I'm saying?
Apple's not known for adding features for which older hardware is capable. This has nothing to do with newer software for old hardware and has nothing to do with "free software updates", this has to do with enabling hardware capabilities on older machines.
Capabilities like multi-tasking? ... capabilities like tethering? ... capabilities like "AirPlay? ??
I guess Apple has used software updates to enable hardware capabilities.... or maybe I'm imagining it.
If Apple decides to push 1080 video, (and assuming the aTV can handle it to Apple's standards) then you can bet they'll "enable" the old hardware so that they can make $ from selling the 1080 content. I suppose it's possible that the A4 can't push 1080 and 5.1 to Apple's sandards though... in which case I don't blame them for not enabling it... it would make their product look bad.
From a technical standpoint, I don't really know if the A4/aTV would do well pushing 1080p or not. I'll have to defer to your expertise on that.