Originally Posted by Alfiejr
Google just doesn't get the essence of TV viewing.it is NOT about proactively searching for stuff
. that takes effort. so you do it at your computer "workstation."
it is about lazily soaking up whatever you enjoy/want with as little effort as possible. e.g. "i want my MTV." plug and play is where it's at.
i hope Apple grasps this difference too.
This is exactly what we were discussing at work yesterday. One of the reasons that I've hung onto my ancient Tivo (DirecTV) DVR receiver is because it has a fairly decent ability to provide and record suggestions based on my viewing history. Maybe there are other services that will do something similar. But I'm pretty satisfied with what this one does... I just want something more advanced now. With a new TV, I'd be willing to pay extra to get that.
The old joke about "500 channels and nothing to watch" rings even truer today. Quoting specs and doing geek bench racing to prove that my new Apple TV is superior to whatever else is out there interests me about as much as watching an episode of Keeping Up With the Kartrashians. But if "cracking the code" has anything to do with a TV that has some measure of predictive ability in looking for and providing me with the (limited) TV content that still interests me, that's for me. It should do what my girlfriend doesn't do: ask me what I like and then spend ALL of its time (while I'm away) looking for it.