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MacBytes
Jan 6, 2008, 01:16 PM
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Link: JVC adds iPod-ready TVs (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20080106141631)
Description:: Another way to play movies rented from the iTunes Store

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da2005pizimp
Jan 6, 2008, 01:36 PM
that sounds really cool, i can't wait to see well it will work.

jayducharme
Jan 6, 2008, 05:32 PM
that sounds really cool, i can't wait to see well it will work.

...and whether other manufacturers follow suit. That would make the Apple TV less attractive. Why buy one more box for the multimedia center when the iPod I already have can play my content on the TV?

da2005pizimp
Jan 6, 2008, 07:38 PM
...and whether other manufacturers follow suit. That would make the Apple TV less attractive. Why buy one more box for the multimedia center when the iPod I already have can play my content on the TV?

very true didn't think of that.

jayducharme
Jan 7, 2008, 07:25 AM
very true didn't think of that.

Another thing that occurred to me: if an iPhone or Touch could be attached to that TV connector, I'd bet that a software engineer at JVC could figure out how to get the TV's remote to control Safari. Wouldn't that be cool -- surfing the Net on a big-screen TV via an iPhone!

da2005pizimp
Jan 7, 2008, 10:14 AM
Another thing that occurred to me: if an iPhone or Touch could be attached to that TV connector, I'd bet that a software engineer at JVC could figure out how to get the TV's remote to control Safari. Wouldn't that be cool -- surfing the Net on a big-screen TV via an iPhone!

now that would def. be very cool. that idea reminds me of a product that came out and may still be around, but it was called web tv, not sure how wel it did just that i remember seeiing the comercials for it.

jayducharme
Jan 8, 2008, 08:25 AM
now that would def. be very cool. that idea reminds me of a product that came out and may still be around, but it was called web tv, not sure how wel it did just that i remember seeiing the comercials for it.

It's still around. It was bought out by Microshaft and can be found here:

http://msntv.com/pc/

I hope the product is built better than the website. (The Flash programmer didn't know enough to use hit states for the text, so the links don't function properly.)

I think the problem with Web/MSN TV is the interface: look at that absurd remote with a million buttons. Compare that with the Apple TV remote. To get people to surf the Net on a TV requires a simplification of the interface, something at which MS has never specialized. But I could see other electronics companies in partnership with Apple creating a simple way to connect. Of course, one issue will be e-mail. How do you type an e-mail with a TV-style remote? But if anyone can solve design challenges like that, Apple can.

jsw
Jan 8, 2008, 08:54 AM
...and whether other manufacturers follow suit. That would make the Apple TV less attractive. Why buy one more box for the multimedia center when the iPod I already have can play my content on the TV?
Better resolution than the iPod will allow?

evillageprowler
Jan 8, 2008, 09:46 AM
I encode my recorded TV shows as 640x480 mp4's. How well will these play on a 1080p or 720p TV? (I'm aware of the non-HD to HD quality difference.)

[My IPT can accomodate 640x480, so I don't have to use 320x240.]

EVP