Originally Posted by Jetz
Bingo. That's what I was getting at. The fundamental problems for Apple TV are 1) it's another box, 2) limited content. Compare that to the way GTV is heading. You're next cable box, BR player, TV, etc. could have GTV OS in there. You might not care. You might just buy the TV or cable box, or BR player for the hardware. But once it's in your house, it's not like you won't use the features.
I am not so sure.http://www.macworld.com/article/1546...slideshow.html
The above describes a $300 box (including a $150 qwerty remote) an IR blaster and HDMI in/out from the Cable STB.
Supposedly GTV controls and overlays on-screen for all of these.
I just don't see it.
The XBox, WII, PS3, VideoCam, PVR, DVD, BR, etc. don't go through the STB, rather they connect to a separate input ports on the HDTV,
So, AFAICT, GTV can't overlay those devices screens.
Then, the IR Blaster
that is used to control the GTV, Cable STB and all these other devices, appears to reside in the supplied qwerty remote.
This makes sense, but limits the capability of a tablet or smart phone to be used as a remote. Does the app on the tablet or remote IR Blast through the qwerty remote
-- or do these sophisticated remotes only support the limited function provided by the GTV box.
It could that Apple has done too little, and GTV is trying to do to much.
The public needs to demand some standards from the industries involved, or we'll remain stuck on square one.