Seems like there's no good time to resurrect a thread, but I feel so strongly that Apple is working on an Television, and I wanted to give them some feedback on aspects people would want from such a device before they announce it, and it ships, and we're all left crying with our head in our hands.
Here's what I submitted to them via feedback
. I strongly suggest you guys submit this too, or at least something similar. If you're feeling lazy just copy and paste my submission below.
Title - My suggestions to Apple Inc. for an Apple Television
I didn't know where else to submit this, so here I go. I have a strong feeling that Apple is working on the developement of a TV, and I don't mean AppleTV (as in the box), I mean an actual Apple Inc. Television. Call the feeling a hunch, but I know a lot of people including me who are frustrated by a lot of things when it comes to TV's and home entertainment systems nowadays. One being the fact that we have so many remotes, it ridiculous, and two we've too many boxes, far too many boxes, all of which have terrible software interfaces.
Apple needs to make an all-in-one TV that can in one fell swoop replace all those remotes, our TV, our DVD player, the AppleTV box, our VCR and our Satallite Digital Cable Boxes. Think of it, one sexy Apple Television that does it all, wow!
Here's my suggestions to Apple Inc. for the tech specs of an Apple Television;
4.\t100GB internal Hard drive (Build to order option for 250GB)
5.\tApple TV Edition Remote (Black)
6.\t24Watt internal speakers
7.\tSide load slot regular format DVD drive (If you want HD DVD buy a player, if you want BD buy a PS3)
8.\tPlasma (kicks the living crap out of LCD in every repect, OLED and SED aren't ready yet)
9.\tStand that can rotate.
12.\tTwo HDMI ports.
13.\tTwo USB ports.
14.\tAt least one SCART port.
15.\tAnalogue and digital audio etc.
16.\tApple TV Front Row-esque interface.
Add an iTunes iPTV Show subscription service with some live content for news and sport - then Apple has the digital living room sewn up. One TV that does it all. Not only would that make Apple happy, but more importantly it would also make me - the customer - happy too.
GET ON IT APPLE!!
PS, not that I'm telling you how to do your job or anything, but a cool additional feature would be; A small hidden magnet on the side of the TV - like the iMac has, but the difference here would be, when the remote is removed from this magnet the TV automatically turns on, and when the remote is replaced back on the magnet the TV automatically turns off again. (A manual physical power button could be placed on the TV and the remote too)
Oh guys, the offer is still open for some mock-up genii.