Originally Posted by Conrail
... The thing is, there is no real problem with the television market
. Quality, feature rich sets are available in every size and price range. Several companies already make outstanding products. There's really nothing for Apple to gain by entering this market. ...
Whether Apple makes TVs or not, this is a faulty argument.
Your doing the classic thing where just because *you* can't see anything wrong with TVs, you assume that no one else does either. You also are leaving out the possibility that even though *none* of us can see why the problem is with TVs, someone else can. Most Apple products actually fall precisely into that category when they first arrive. They are very often
products that we didn't even see we wanted, or replacements for products we didn't realise were faulty.
In the case of a TV, I happen to be in the market myself this month and ironically I was just saying to someone yesterday about how ridiculous it was that I couldn't find one that had decent quality built in sound. For my use, I think it ridiculous that I have to buy a TV, as well as an amplifier, and five speakers and run wires all over a whole room when all I want is a TV with good sound for a small apartment.
I didn't find the Bose TV mentioned in this story, I don't need the built in disc player or tuner, and it seems far overpriced for what it is but that is actually closer to what I'm looking for than any other TV I've seen so far. An Apple TV would be even better in that it would almost certainly not have the disc player or the tuner, and would have the components of the current "Apple TV" built in already.
Again, I am not sure this story is true at all, but if it were, it describes the exact product I was just looking for
, and something I would buy tomorrow for any reasonable price. So for me, the current TVs are all "wrong" and the TV described here would be exactly what I'm looking for.