What are the special added features, the amps? I don't see that being a popular feature unless it also gets HDMI inputs to source switch. The market didn't get swept with GoogleTV, so I doubt anyone is going to get rid of their receiver or buy speakers just for the Q. If it did have an HDMI switch, then I might even consider it. Most receivers are quite large and I don't actually need that much power, nor do I need a radio tuner. A few watts per channel are all that are really needed.
Assembled in Silicon Valley can't be cheap.
Originally Posted by StephenC
The currently shipping version of Apple TV doesn't require a computer at all. It is totally self-running. Hopefully a future OS or hardware update will allow users to download apps like other iOS devices.
Correct. And you can use AirPlay to stream media from your iOS device to an AppleTV. Best I can tell, this adds "social", a convenient buzzword that might cause more trouble than it's worth. Letting anyone add to the playlist might be OK, but letting just anyone reorder the playlist might be asking for trouble. Possible social snafus aside, te playlist management idea does look interesting.