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MacBytes
Jan 27, 2006, 09:24 PM
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Link: Steve Jobs owns your living room (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060127222454)
Description:: Investors think there is a battle raging for control of the digital home. They're wrong -- Apple has already won.

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looklost
Jan 28, 2006, 10:07 AM
No Steve Jobs DOES NOT own my living room yet, but I am inviting him in. I wish Apple would take it to the next level with movie downloads, media centers, and pvr's, but I'm sure I will see one or more of these things in the future. My dream Apple entertainment product is an ipod that runs OS X that can be hooked up to a tv with simple navigation being controlled on the ipod. That way I could carry all my media with me, watch or listen to it on the run on the ipod screen or connect it to any entertainment center. It also needs to have wireless so I can surf the web or check my e-mail when a signal is avalible. I really think this could be the next big tech product and only Apple is capable of bringing this vision to a useable reality.

Is that a computer in your pocket or are you happy to see me.:p

maya
Jan 28, 2006, 10:10 AM
If he does, he better work hard at it then. ;)

FrontRow, MacMini, and a 23" CD will not cut it. :D

greatdevourer
Jan 28, 2006, 12:15 PM
My dream Apple entertainment product is an ipod that runs OS X that can be hooked up to a tv with simple navigation being controlled on the ipod There's a Griffin wigimiflip out there somewhere that does that (it's the UltraDock or summat like that)

looklost
Jan 29, 2006, 10:26 AM
There's a Griffin wigimiflip out there somewhere that does that (it's the UltraDock or summat like that)

Well first an ipod isn't running OS X, and second the quality of itunes downloadable movies are not good enough to be playbacked on a tv, but thanks for the info I'll check it out.

narco
Jan 29, 2006, 12:34 PM
Other than the fact that I keep my Powermac G5 inside my livingroom, Steve Jobs is nowhere near it. I have small iPod speakers for the bedroom, but all my movies and television is viewed the old fashioned way.

I'm not saying it's never going to happen though. I would love to buy a Mac mini and use that as a primary DVD player, hook it up to my wireless network and share files back and forth, but it's not a necessity right now. Plus, the Eye TV would make it so much better, but that's an additional cost.

If Steve would either buy Eye TV or have similar software pre-loaded inside the Mac mini, I would buy it in a heartbeat. I hope it happens soon too, because it would be awesome.

Fishes,
narco.

stoid
Jan 29, 2006, 12:37 PM
Does he now.... then I should write him a note saying that the vacuum cleaner is in the closet by the font door, and dust clothes are in the laundry room through the kitchen.

sjk
Jan 29, 2006, 08:29 PM
I would love to buy a Mac mini and use that as a primary DVD player, hook it up to my wireless network and share files back and forth, but it's not a necessity right now. Plus, the Eye TV would make it so much better, but that's an additional cost.

If Steve would either buy Eye TV or have similar software pre-loaded inside the Mac mini, I would buy it in a heartbeat.I'd rather have an "Appleized" EyeHome, with support for H.264 and DRM content that the current model lacks. And eventually integrate 802.11n or other higher bandwidth WLAN support.

I don't want a "media center" computer in my living room, storing files I can stream wirelessly from backed up air conditioned "media servers". I'm already doing that with Macs and EyeTV (downstairs) plus AirPort Express and EyeHome (upstairs). Keeping unnecessary hardware out of the living room is a more elegant goal and solution for me.