I agree that Apple isn't going to come out with a "tv" (or anything with an ATSC tuner in it). Also, I think wildrock is pretty close to the mark. The iTV will be a true revolution - the "tv for the 21st century". If Apple can provide streaming content on the same schedule as the broadcast networks, why not use it instead of a tv? You could pause, rewind, replay, etc., the same way one does with a DVR. And, once it's downloaded, it's yours. Furthermore, if they start bundling shows/networks into an a la carte package concept, I'd seriously consider dropping Comcast like the bloated, heavy, hot potato it is. Pretty much the only non-broadcast channels I watch are ESPN and HGTV. If I could just get the major networks, plus those, and pay less, I'd be very happy.
Originally Posted by almostinsane
I really don't see the market for an iTV. It doesn't even play games. This is going to be a huge flop. We all know it won't be priced cheap. I mean, it's Apple. If it's over $399 why wouldn't you get an Xbox 360 instead?
For one, they already announced that it will be $299. For two, there are a limited number of cute little games available for the iPod, so Apple is clearly open to making games available on the iTV. Unlike the iPod, the content won't be driving the purchase of hardware, it's the hardware that will be driving the purchase of content through the iTS - television!