[quote]Originally posted by eliahu:
Ugh. OK, let's take a look at this scenario and a mere 2 seconds of analysis will show that this is really unwise.
So, my mac is connected to my A/V system via this dock thingy. How exactly is this connection established? Is it ethernet or some other wire based technology? Most folks don't have their computer in the same room as their A/V system. A wire based connection is a bad idea...most people would avoid running a wire down the hallway and into the living room. So that would leave us with a wireless connection. The only option here is Airport.
Now that I have this connection, how does this whole mess work? Do I control my A/V from my mac or vice-versa? Remember that the computer and A/V system are in different rooms. I can't adjust the volume of my amp from my computer, and I won't really enjoy listening to music being played in another room, so it seems like the best way for this to work is to control the computer from where the A/V system is located.
So how exactly do I interface with my computer via my A/V system? I would definitely need a GUI. This won't be OS X on my TV. NTSC televisions don't have high enough resolution, HDTV is too many years and I don't want to have a keyboard and a mouse on my coffee table. This will need to work with a simple remote control (think TiVo) and read well on NTSC TV. That means Apple needs to work up a new UI. It's all they can do to get OS X into shape--I really don't see Apple investing the time, energy and resources into this A/V GUI. I haven't even addressed issues of bandwidth over Airport. I don't think it's even possible for video data to be sent/received over Airport.
If the iPod is synchronized with my mac, what's the "bonus" of being able to connect it to this dock?
I like the idea of linking my mac and my A/V system--It's just not possible or practical right now. Sorry.</strong><hr></blockquote>
It's not possible or practical just because you don'y have answers to your questions? Just because you don't know how something will work doesn't make it unpractical.
This is specualtion about new products, we have no clue how they will work so that makes the topic upractical? Please