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post #1 of 150 Old 01-09-2007, 09:21 AM - Thread Starter
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and they're updating the online Apple Store right now . . .
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post #2 of 150 Old 01-09-2007, 09:32 AM
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iTV info
video, music & photos
intel proc in it
802.11 wifi - all three - b, g + n
40GB HD
720p HD video
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usb2, ethernet, wi netowrking, HDMI

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post #3 of 150 Old 01-09-2007, 09:35 AM
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Let the complaining and disappointment begin...
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yes right, let me order the iTV as soon as available. A few more minutes though before we find out whether it is going to be available today, may be at the Apple store a few blocks from me !!
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this iTV seems fantastic. But how about 720p ? how does that relate to 1080i HD sets (1024x768) ? (sorry my ignorance)
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ok, iTV in feb ....
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whats disappointing about htose specs?? 720P AND a built in HD. Sounds pretty good. Component and HDMI. of course need to see how it performs and if you can run anything other than itunes movies.

Price $299 shipping in Feb.

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iPhoneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!

I've been waiting sooo long
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nothing disappointing for as far as I understand it.
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I'm in, they are taking orders later today on the apple store website me thinks.

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Yeah, well, Apple TV will be great, if one can "rent" the movies at something like $2-$3. If you have to buy them, at $10 or more, then it ain't going anywhere.... and 40gigs will hold about 50-60 movies, then what...?

Also, Apple needs to allow you to integrate Apple TV with a much more robust Front Row, if it wants to stay in the running. Vista is going to push hard the "cable card" thing, and if all Apple has to offer is a download service at over $10 per movie, then I just don't get it.
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thats phone is SICK!!

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The only disappointing spec I see so far is that the new toys aren't free

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Yeah, well, Apple TV will be great, if one can "rent" the movies at something like $2-$3. If you have to buy them, at $10 or more, then it ain't going anywhere.... and 40gigs will hold about 50-60 movies, then what...?

Also, Apple needs to allow you to integrate Apple TV with a much more robust Front Row, if it wants to stay in the running. Vista is going to push hard the "cable card" thing, and if all Apple has to offer is a download service at over $10 per movie, then I just don't get it.

um... appleTV is an interface device, like an iPod. It's intended to stream over a network from up to 5 different computers, it's not intended to be a PVR, so the hard drive is just there as a bonus. And, at 720P, 40-50 movies is a pretty big stretch. Think 3 or 4.

Also, at this point, $10 for a movie in widescreen HD is a rather reasonable price, given the price of next-gen discs in retail stores. Downloadable HD movies with an appleTV interface eliminate the need to guess whether BluRay or HD-DVD will win out.

But hey, at least it took 9-10 comments before the doubting thomases came out to rain on the appleTV...
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but you don't need to store all you stuff on the HD maybe just what you plan to watch. Store the rest oni computer.

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Apple TV is exactly what I expected. The only thing I can think of that I thought it might have is Wireless Routing features.
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Sick Indeed !!!!
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... And, at 720P, 40-50 movies is a pretty big stretch. Think 3 or 4. ... But hey, at least it took 9-10 comments before the doubting thomases came out to rain on the appleTV...

Huh, ever heard of h.264...?

As for a Doubting Thomases, when there is coming an onslaught of single-solution boxes offering unified front-ends for DVDs, Videos, Music, Photos, "cable card" enabled PVR, etc., including a choice of movie download services, I think Apple needs to come up with something better than a one-trick box. Just MO:-)

Wish they had integrated a version of Apple TV in a Mac Mini with a "smart card" slot and HDMI, and of course a decent front-end - then it will be worth talking about, and it would have stolen some of Vista's thunder.
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Wish they had integrated a version of Apple TV in a Mac Mini with a "smart card" slot and HDMI, and of course a decent front-end - then it will be worth talking about, and it would have stolen some of Vista's thunder.

Couldn't agree more, with emphasis on the front-end.
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The iPhone is sick, the iTV slick, but they are going to need another event to fill in the missing pieces -- 11n routers & cards for one.

Color me disappointed because I was hoping for display/Mini/MacPro updates of some sort, as I urgently need an upgrade.
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As suspected when the iTV was first introduced. It's going to be an on-demand living room video box. Very similar to the xBox Live television and movie service without the quirks of that store.

It's Apple's return volley for the Zune. Unlike that product, this product will probably defeat the xBox in regards to on-demand video. Buying/Renting high definition videos from the iTunes store is the best interface/storefront for this thing.

Unlike the xBox which needs the whole video to be downloaded before watching, if they allow you to watch after a little buffering via streaming like the current iTunes store and the high definition trailers, that would be the ticket.

The 40gigs is built-in on the iTV which is twice the storage of the xBox. USB2 allows expansion.

The next thing from Apple should be full size Apple-branded HDTV's with full color calibration as only Apple can provide.
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As it is, was Leopard even mentioned? When is it coming out?? iLife07, I guess will be coupled with Leopard?
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Seems that the 802.11n airport extreme comes in under the radar.

http://www.apple.com/airportextreme/
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No new ipods?
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No new ipods?

The phone is an ipod. So yes, two new ipods announced.
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...It's Apple's return volley for the Zune. Unlike that product, this product will probably defeat the xBox in regards to on-demand video. Buying/Renting high definition videos from the iTunes store is the best interface/storefront for this thing....

The next thing from Apple should be full size Apple-branded HDTV's with full color calibration as only Apple can provide.

I missed the point where Jobs said anything about the iTunes Store selling HD. I know, it will obviously happen in the future, but when?

And yeah, I'd love an Apple HDTV, but Apple Inc. doesn't seem to want to give it to us -- I guess Steve is yet to find one that makes him happy.
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looking at the specs it REQUIRES a widescreen tv so they must be making a change soon to the itunes content to either 480p or 720p. Leaving the current 480 standard def stuff does not make any sense.

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The phone is an ipod. So yes, two new ipods announced.

Uhh, the ipod doesn't cost $499 and $599 and have a 2 year contract with monthly fees.

And where did Apple say the Itunes store would sell you HD movies?
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