Originally Posted by TenoBell
Because n will future proof iTV as a device that can stream HD.
Maybe, though I don't recall Jobs ever mentioning HD any time during the iTV segment of the presentation, if at all. Pretty sure he consistently said big or flat screen TV though I'd have to double-check.
And according to Hands-on with the Apple iTV prototype
(@ Engadget) the Apple rep wouldn't reveal the TV resolution submenu settings.
Those two items got me wondering if iTV will really be HD-capable.
iTV will have an HDMI port, USB port, component ports, optical audio port, and a hard drive.
That's pretty much all we know for sure.
The hard drive is still doubtful since so far that only seems a rumor based on what Iger said.
If iTV were literally only limited to streaming media from the Mac to the television and that was its only function there would be no need for the USB port.
iPod connectively seems the most obvious immediate purpose for the USB port.
So I would gather there is more to the story than we currently know.
Plenty. I'm waiting to know if iTV will have any integration with existing EyeTV devices, essentially obsoleting EyeHome. And maybe, hopefully, they held back mentioning HD to have something left as a surprise when it's released. Mentioning it during the presentation could have been counterproductive to the announcement of non-HD movies on the iTunes Store.