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joeshell383
Jan 8, 2008, 11:01 AM
I bet this will be going into Apple TV 2.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/07/intel-unveils-canmore-1080p-chip-for-ce-devices/



CWallace
Jan 8, 2008, 11:17 AM
Could be. It might help lower the cost of the :apple:tv since it would reduce the complexity and number of components.

On the flip side, it would likely make the :apple:tv a much more closed system. So it may not be able to be hacked/modded to run other codecs and such like has happened with the PC-based current model. Of course, that would likely appeal to Apple... :(

preetyforu
Jan 9, 2008, 12:16 PM
Intel just took the official wraps off their Canmore HDTV system on chip described as a "CE system and an Internet system." Available in the second half of 2008, it will feature a powerful PC-class processor core with "leading edge" A/V processing that can plan 1080p video and serve up 3-D graphics with 7.1 surround sound. Expect to see them in future set-top boxes, media players, and TVs.

Tilpots
Jan 9, 2008, 12:32 PM
I bet this will be going into Apple TV 2.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/07/intel-unveils-canmore-1080p-chip-for-ce-devices/

That would mean either no :apple:TV 2 next week, or it could become :apple:TV3 at next years event.

CWallace
Jan 9, 2008, 06:21 PM
Nothing is stopping Apple from updating the current :apple:TV at MacWorld with features folks want that the current hardware can support so new folks buy and current folks upgrade.

Then next year launch the new Canmore-based :apple:TV, forcing all of us who bought the new one shown at MacWorld to upgrade to this one. :D