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post #3421 of 3434 Old 07-27-2015, 12:14 PM
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It may just be semantics, but I'm looking to mirror iPad video to projector with Apple TV. Just so that I've got it straight in my head, is that = to Airplay?
Airplay sends only the actual video to the Apple TV. Airplay with Mirroring sends everything that is displayed on the ipad to the Apple TV. I doubt that any Comcast ipad app will allow Airplay because they would prefer you to rent another cable box from them. I still think the native Apple TV apps are the way to go unless there isn't one available for for the live tv channel you want to watch. Good luck.

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I will see it to believe it but I know that some idiot at Re-Code is going to post some article saying that it is not coming out the week before the so called announcement and then all we end up getting is new iPhone's and even a new boring Apple Watch.

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I've been waiting patiently for the new
Apple TV. It would appear that some emphasis
Has been placed on gaming which I'm not
Interested in. Guess I'll wait a bit longer and
Make a decision.

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I've been waiting patiently for the new
Apple TV. It would appear that some emphasis
Has been placed on gaming which I'm not
Interested in. Guess I'll wait a bit longer and
Make a decision.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/almost...180834388.html
The more robust hardware should benefit everyone. I could not care less about gaming, too, but a snappier interface, faster scrolling, and the possibility of launching things via Siri? (hopefully with my phone, since I don't use the OEM remote) I'm all over that! It sucks that the cost would double, but depending on how things actually play out, it may still be worthwhile. Plus my sister has been begging me for cast-off gear, so I could trickle down my oldest ATV (ATV2) to her and get her off my back.

I'm particularly encouraged by the idea of an app store-based approach for the ATV, because then there is at least a slight chance Amazon could make an app (like they already do for iOS phones and iPads) for Prime streaming. That's the biggest shortcoming to the ATV, in my book, other than 4K, which I've reluctantly accepted that we won't see this round (not that I have a 4K TV anyway, and not that there is enough native 4K content to make that a huge loss). Yes, I can use AirPlay to stream Prime from my iPhone/iPad, and I do, but it's still way easier to have everything in one interface.
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The only way I'll upgrade to the new Apple TV is if they don't release the new software for the 3rd generation device. Maybe I'll change my mind after the announcement on September 9th, but doubling the price better have more features than have been leaked so far. My only complaints with the existing device is lack of an app store and the antiquated UI. Other than that, it serves my needs for consuming over-the-top content.
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Can't see what it offers to non-gamers for $80-130 more than ATV 3. Very disappointed in what I've heard.

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I'm hoping there will be the basic buttons still, such that an H1 remote, or the like, can work it... I would find it a deal-breaker if I had to fumble around for a iPad or iPhone to work it, in addition to the master remote control that does everything else.
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Hey, Angry Birds on my 65" Sony!
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Wait for confirmation from other tech sites, there is nothing new that has been hammered around for months. The price points make no sense, and that's been hammered around too. While were at it, lets throw in the home kit rumors which used with Siri actually make sense.

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A little light reading....
http://www.thestreamingadvisor.com/2...ple-tv-rumors/

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A good read but I'm sure the rumor-mongers will persist.

I also enjoyed the related story on same site.

When Will Apple TV Be Updated? When It Needs To Be

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