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animatedude
Sep 1, 2010, 02:24 PM
?

if there's anything i like about Apple designs it's the aluminum slik design.i guess it's because most TVs nowadays are black and they wanted it to look good with that?

either ways i'll get it..



Kerrlos
Sep 1, 2010, 02:26 PM
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w266/troll338/thats_racist.gif

Nipz
Sep 1, 2010, 02:29 PM
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w266/troll338/thats_racist.gif

Best reply of the year!!

I guess its a lot cheaper to make in black plastic allowing them to achieve the $99 price point! White plastic looks cheap IMO anyway.

RRmalvado
Sep 1, 2010, 02:41 PM
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w266/troll338/thats_racist.gif

* stands up *
* starts slow clap *

;)

tigert07
Sep 1, 2010, 02:42 PM
because it's going to match my entertainment center

thenetstud
Sep 1, 2010, 02:49 PM
Is it plastic? I thought it was a black aluminium...

TheBritishBloke
Sep 1, 2010, 03:00 PM
Is it plastic? I thought it was a black aluminium...

I presume so.. Apple wouldn't paint over aluminium.

I guess it still looks ok..

potatis
Sep 12, 2010, 05:54 PM
It's supposed to match the buttons on the aluminium remote?

T4R06
Sep 12, 2010, 07:31 PM
To make you know a stealth..
And besides most of our entertainment systems is black. Good thunking on apple

jmor
Sep 12, 2010, 07:53 PM
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w266/troll338/thats_racist.gif

HAHAHAHA, thats great :D

Probobly to fit in with everything else on your media shelf; cable boxes, dvd/blu ray players, televisions, new xbox, new wii, ps3, now :apple:tv

mpr131
Sep 12, 2010, 07:57 PM
i don't like it much. it goes away from the apple brand and now looks more like a large paperweight.

ps. when can i get one? ;)

BoulderBum
Sep 12, 2010, 10:25 PM
I think an aluminum/metal case is a more important design element when you have to worry about dissipating heat. Macbooks heat up, as did the old Apple TV, so you had to have aluminum as a heat sink. Since the new Apple TV consumes a fraction of the power of the old one and produces very little heat, it's not so important anymore, so you can consider using a cheaper material like plastic.

Personally, I don't really care. I do think a winning strategy for a set top box is to make it as inexpensive as possible, I don't think the black looks bad (it's the same color as my iPhone) and the devices that connect to my TV are hidden away on a rack anyway, so it's just as well.

Fuchal
Sep 12, 2010, 11:00 PM
So it doesn't stick out next to your TV and passes the wife test.