For apple TV to stay more relevant and on top of set-top box market or even blunt answer to new google-tv news; apple needs to upgrade processor of apple-tv to A8 or even quad core A8*. This helps to turn it into living room powerful set-top box for living room for the connected devices(iphone,ipad,internet,etc), excellent ios gaming device, with itune, live video streaming device, with added browser support with Siri navigation. That is killing mother of all set-top box for living room.
Hey, yeah. The MP4 version never goes above 720, but there are 1080 streams for Flash.
How stupid is Google, exactly?
That's why I have twice written to Warner to tell them that I'm not buying their fancy disc sets because the UltraViolet "Digital Copy" they provide is not iTunes compatible. I explain that I am very happy to have all my digital content handled by one, very well-established and widely-accepted system and am NOT prepared to add confusion by having some titles here and others there, particularly when the new system is cloud-only which chews through my data allotment when I even HAVE a connection and completely prevents me from watching AT ALL when I don't (like on the subway).
When you find that an offering fails to meet your particular requirements or preferences, take a moment to send the supplier a note TELLING them that you're not sending any of your money their way and why. It works.
I really like Google TV and use it a lot. It integrates Search, IMDB, Netflix very well. The browser is lousy. But the real problem with Google TV is that it doesn't close the loop. After searching for shows, it gives me the link, but then I can't set it for recording from Google TV. It takes me back to the God Awful Comcast box where I have to set it for recording. Totally messes up the flow. Tivo in 2002 had got the interface down pat. I didn't see anything in Android TV that has fixed this. It's improved the UI considerably, offers more (expensive) choices to watch Movies, but has no integration whatsoever with my Cable service. I hear that it's integrated well with Dish Network and if so, then it's a great service for Dish users. Not much use to me.
If its anything like the featureless Google Fiber then its not all that different.
You're correct about the straight MP4 files but I think the YouTube HTML5 player goes up to 1080p. It's kind of weird.
Does anyone have experience with DVRs for over-the-air TV? I have no interest in cable or satellite and my ancient VCR is junk, but I would like to record some programs using my digital tuner for viewing later and I'm looking for solutions that also do not rely on an Internet connection... Any real-world "cord-cutter" recommendations?
So, just quit dreaming about Apple TV with full iOS. It won't happen anytime soon or ever.
there will be a section of the app store for apps that use the new p2p airplay extension, and in effect run off the atv.
You will need a DVR that is specifically designed for OTA.
All strains of Occupy are entitled morons.
not really. i think wanna-be-libertarian techies are morons.
see what i did there?
bunlo wrote: »
Google TV should take on their own knock-offs Android PC (sold on eBay), cuz they tried hard to become an entertainment console, sure they just don't have the resource to make it great.
Please, google, enough is enough, you have your own beauty. If you want to kick Apple, mind your own thing, not follow.
Totally agree, plus the cable companies provide most of the broadband Internet service.
With the announcement yesterday of Live ABC News coming to Apple TV, I realized that news is not so much an entertainment media and on demand, old news has almost no value, so it is not upsetting the cable business. Anything the cable companies have to pay for is not likely to be distributed to Apple TV unless you have a subscription like ESPN or NBA. When you think about it, by the time you buy subscriptions to all the content, on an a la cart basis, you might end up paying more than your full cable subscription.
Actually, since everyone, there mother and there pets are releasing an ARM based TV box with apps and games BEFORE apple does, Apple will be the one "following"... unless they come up with something unexpected. Currently, Apple is taking so long to update its Apple TV its the worst choice out there, but if you are in Apple ecosystem, you have no real choice, you have to wait for them for an update.
Well with DSL IPTV (AT&T Uverse for example) and cable (Comcast), that sector is seeing competition. Here in the Montreal area, the local cable (videotron) is in an all out war with DSL IPTV (Bell fibe)
Its only a matter of time before internet IPTV becomes the third guy. That being said, DSL or Cable do control the pipe, which put them at an advantage over pure internet feeds. I am convince that regardless where you get you're feeds, pricing will be roughly the same. Internet IPTV will have to sell for a lot less considering you will have to pay an expensive broadband package to get the feeds.
bobschlob wrote: »
<span style="line-height:1.4em;">My favorite from Google I/O: </span>
Android "L" will be 64 Bit.
<span style="line-height:1.4em;">Ahh, there's the "innovation" we've been waiting for.</span>
Yes. You forgot to use your caps key.
Thanks. I was hoping to get the opinions of people who actually have such a set-up, but I appreciate the link.
pdq2 wrote: »
Google TV was so 2010. Android TV is new and exciting and innovative and so, so different....somehow...