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MacBytes
Jul 9, 2003, 10:29 AM
Category: Opinion
Link: Will Apple Do TV? (http://msnbc.com/news/767146.asp?0cv=CB20)

Billicus
Jul 9, 2003, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by MacBytes
Category: Opinion
Link: Will Apple Do TV? (http://msnbc.com/news/767146.asp?0cv=CB20)

Apple did TV didn't they? It was a flop when they did it, so why would they do it again?

MacFan25
Jul 9, 2003, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by Billicus
Apple did TV didn't they? It was a flop when they did it, so why would they do it again?
Yes, Apple did once. It was in 1993 according to the article. Personally, I don't see Apple making TVs in the near future or ever.

ennerseed
Jul 9, 2003, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Billicus
Apple did TV didn't they? It was a flop when they did it, so why would they do it again?

Well:

A. The "MacTV" was a computer OR a TV. you switched the computer, at least visually in every way, off and watched TV.

B. The MacTV had a 160MB hard drive, 32MHZ chip, and 8MB max ram, added with the lack of quality video compression, it was hardly able to record the television shows.

C. TV programming / recording devices / capabilities are very popular and will just continue to grow in popularity.

D. If Apple wants to be THE digital hub there can't be a hole (or missing spoke as Apple displays it).

Do you need more?

tazo
Jul 10, 2003, 02:29 AM
if apple does do something they will surely do it more elegantly and cooler looking then any microsoft "solution".