Originally Posted by srauly
The fact that this box gets a pass from so many people while the Apple TV is bashed because it can't do 1080p or support xyz file format shows how much Apple hate there is.
Personally, I'm fully prepared to hate both the Apple and the Google boxes (well ignore, I don't think I have enough energy to hate all the inanimate objects out there just because they don't interest me.)
That said, the apple thing is already announced and, if history is any indication, will be the only one released for the forseeable future with specs and capabilities that won't change all that much.
Info on the Google one is far from complete as far as knowing what it will ultimately be able to do. To say it gets a pass is a little inaccurate. More like, it gets a chance to explain what it actually is.
Anyway, feel free to hate or love whichever hunk of electronics you prefer. Personally, I don't have enough info yet to decide if a googletv product would be appealing to me or not. The little I know about the Logitech offering(s) is not that impressive, nor is the idea of getting a new TV, but I don't think those will be the only options.
Lastly, I don't see this thing needing to vanquish cable boxes completely before it is deemed acceptable. I know it is a little crazy, but there are some of us out there that don't have cable/sat now (and didn't *need* to replace it with some apples-to-apples internet equivalent in the first place.)