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Nicholas.C
Jul 10, 2008, 12:47 PM
do you get any tv channels?

or do you have to buy them? Seriouslly whats the point in spending 200 on it if you get no channels?



usarcher
Jul 10, 2008, 01:23 PM
No you have to buy the tv shows, but there is youtube for free stuff. Also if you own any dvds of shows you can rip them and view them from :apple:TV

Nicholas.C
Jul 10, 2008, 01:29 PM
No you have to buy the tv shows, but there is youtube for free stuff. Also if you own any dvds of shows you can rip them and view them from :apple:TV

whats the point of naming it tv then? they should call it youtube tv or something!!

drag0n
Jul 10, 2008, 01:34 PM
You can watch and record liveTV on the AppleTV with EyeTV.
See: http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/EyeTV

macworkerbee
Jul 10, 2008, 01:39 PM
Ok, I'm not usually negative, but come on. Even your TV by itself doesn't get channels (in most cases), you need a cable box or an antenna to get those.

AppleTV is simply the Apple experience on your TV and the Apple experience is about UI and digital content.

/rant

usarcher
Jul 10, 2008, 01:40 PM
whats the point of naming it tv then? they should call it youtube tv or something!!

Because you use it with a tv. Google would probably have a problem if they named it youtube tv. The :apple:TV is designed to integrate your iTunes/media with your tv/entertainment system.

mchalebk
Jul 10, 2008, 01:41 PM
It's called AppleTV because it displays stuff on your TV.

When this first came out, the entire point was to allow you to take content from iTunes on your computer and view/list to it on your TV and main sound system. It was not designed to watch TV channels. The ability to connect directly to the internet was added later.

ayale99
Jul 10, 2008, 02:31 PM
Stupid post. Seriously people, can you do a little bit of research before asking ridiculous questions?

tom1971
Jul 10, 2008, 03:11 PM
What ?! - AppleTV is not a TV ! Apple has been lying to us.....:eek:

Next class-action lawsuit please :rolleyes:

gcmexico
Jul 10, 2008, 03:13 PM
You can watch and record liveTV on the AppleTV with EyeTV.
See: http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/EyeTV
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is there a way to stream live eyetv to your appletv?

tdhurst
Jul 10, 2008, 03:32 PM
I got free DVDs with my dvd player. Free tapes with my VCR. Oh wait...

G4DP
Jul 10, 2008, 03:46 PM
Ok, I'm not usually negative, but come on. Even your TV by itself doesn't get channels (in most cases), you need a cable box or an antenna to get those.

AppleTV is simply the Apple experience on your TV and the Apple experience is about UI and digital content.

/rant

In the real world a TV can pick up normal analogue channels, it should only be digital services that you need a additional box. Well in Europe anyway.

tdhurst
Jul 10, 2008, 04:10 PM
In the real world a TV can pick up normal analogue channels, it should only be digital services that you need a additional box. Well in Europe anyway.

Do you even know what an AppleTV is?

IT'S NOT AN ACTUAL TELEVISION SET.

AppleTV does provide digital content. Only digital content, in fact.

macworkerbee
Jul 10, 2008, 04:15 PM
In the real world a TV can pick up normal analogue channels, it should only be digital services that you need a additional box. Well in Europe anyway.

So you're telling me that in Europe all you do is plug your television in, no other cables, boxes, or antennas and you can watch analogue channels? Are they full of static and snow? I guess the TVs you're talking about could have an internal antenna but that isn't a normal feature on most TVs.

ipedro
Jul 10, 2008, 04:18 PM
Let's throw in some parallel and serial ports and a floppy disk drive too. :rolleyes:

Some people don't get the concept of new media and how :apple:TV, iPod and iPhone embrace it with iTunes at the center of it all.

With :apple:TV, you watch what you want, when you want it rather than being fed content that a broadcaster somehow figures appeals to a general audience in a one size fits all scheme.

I cancelled my cable when :apple:TV 2.0 came out and I haven't looked back. As somebody (like the rest of you) raised on being fed TV programming, it felt a little awkward and I missed it for a while but soon enough, I was buying my favorite TV shows for a lot less than I paid cable per month.

Surprisingly, I've come to find that I'm buying less and less content and instead watching Podcasts from serious new media producers like Revision3 and ON Networks. I also spend more time listening to my own music, viewing my photos and those of my friends on Flickr and laughing away countless hours on YouTube.

Who wants programmed television after this? Not me! :D

And wow...all of a sudden, I got ONE channel my own and there's always something on.

BrianDavid0523
Jul 10, 2008, 04:27 PM
Eventhough I love my AppleTV - there's no denying it's a misnomer.

tdhurst
Jul 10, 2008, 04:34 PM
Eventhough I love my AppleTV - there's no denying it's a misnomer.

And an iPod isn't really a pod, a powerbook isn't really a powered book, Microsoft is neither little or cuddly, EyeTV is actually a converter, and so on.

ipedro
Jul 10, 2008, 04:36 PM
Microsoft is neither little or cuddly

LMAO! :D

Billy Boo Bob
Jul 11, 2008, 04:06 AM
I cancelled my cable when :apple:TV 2.0 came out and I haven't looked back. As somebody (like the rest of you) raised on being fed TV programming, it felt a little awkward and I missed it for a while but soon enough, I was buying my favorite TV shows for a lot less than I paid cable per month.

I would consider doing the same, but there's enough people in the house where the tube is on all day, be it old re-runs, game shows, other drivel.

There's not enough new shows that I'd be willing to pay for to keep me occupied without cable. And an antenna is not an option where I live (out in the boonies of BF Kentucky). All we can get with rabbit ears is the local NBC station. Even a steady flow of BT AVIs of shows I'd never buy wouldn't keep everyone happy.

Now, some day when I live alone again, I'll take it into serious consideration.

spamdumpster
Jul 11, 2008, 05:43 AM
Guys, guys, GUYS -- you're all missing the boat. There is a way to get live tv to work on your apple tv. I figured this out after months of trying different things and surfing every ATV internet forum I could find.

Here's how you do it. Please make sure you give me credit for this. This could make me famous on the interwebs.

(1) Hook up the apple tv to one of the video inputs on your tv;
(2) Hook up yoiur cable/sat box to another one of the inputs on your tv.
(3) Now, if you switch between the two inputs, you have both apple tv and live tv.

Close the thread.

Alan Taylor
Jul 11, 2008, 06:26 AM
I got free DVDs with my dvd player. Free tapes with my VCR. Oh wait...

Free Apple stickers with your AppleTV?

Aegelward
Jul 11, 2008, 06:39 AM
Free Apple stickers with your AppleTV?

Have to admit a few free downloads, or a itunes voucher being thrown in won't be amiss..

mchalebk
Jul 11, 2008, 08:38 AM
Eventhough I love my AppleTV - there's no denying it's a misnomer.

There's no denying? There certainly is. How is it a misnomer? Its user interface is only available on a TV. It allows you to get content from your computer to your TV. It allows you to view internet content (admittedly limited) on your TV.

The name of a device is not necessarily a good indicator of the capability of the device. However, in this case, I would say that it's a very appropriate name.

BrianDavid0523
Jul 11, 2008, 11:34 AM
Jesus H - never have I read such rabbid attacks on a post, which in the grand total of things, is meaningless.

I'm simply trying to get the following idea across: When a non-Apple fanboy walks into BestBuy (or whatever store you want) and sees a product called "Apple TV", they immediately assume, it's some type of Apple brand converter box for their cable or satellite hookup.

Flame me more if you wish!

tdhurst
Jul 11, 2008, 11:42 AM
Jesus H - never have I read such rabbid attacks on a post, which in the grand total of things, is meaningless.

I'm simply trying to get the following idea across: When a non-Apple fanboy walks into BestBuy (or whatever store you want) and sees a product called "Apple TV", they immediately assume, it's some type of Apple brand converter box for their cable or satellite hookup.

Flame me more if you wish!

Explain the concept behind EyeTV then. Do people think it's a hook up from your eyes to your TV?

AppleTV plays digital content on your TV. Not sure what the misunderstanding is there.

tom1971
Jul 11, 2008, 12:15 PM
Admin, could you please close the thread ?

tdhurst
Jul 11, 2008, 12:30 PM
Admin, could you please close the thread ?

Are you there God? It's me, Margaret.

northy124
Jul 11, 2008, 01:13 PM
Na ha ha can the TV get TV Channels oh man actually it should it's in the name TV:eek: Oh well I can dream can't I?

gcmexico
Jul 11, 2008, 01:19 PM
Explain the concept behind EyeTV then. Do people think it's a hook up from your eyes to your TV?

AppleTV plays digital content on your TV. Not sure what the misunderstanding is there.
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LMAO!!!

non-fanboy: your telling me that I'm not hooking up something to my eye, it says EyeTV!!!

BestBuy::eek:

dynaflash
Jul 11, 2008, 02:41 PM
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LMAO!!!

non-fanboy: your telling me that I'm not hooking up something to my eye, it says EyeTV!!!

BestBuy::eek:

Um, does that mean " the eyes have it " ? ;)

... and what about "cable tv " when comcast came to my house they didn't bring anything resembling a tv with them. If I have to pay them, why should I have to provide the tv ? Whats more, I have to pay them to see *anything* on my tv. ... Its all so ridiculous.

ayale99
Jul 11, 2008, 03:14 PM
This is turning into a Gallagher thread...

Why do they call it a TV set if you only get one?

Why do they call them buildings if they're already built?

http://www.stationave.com/images/gallagher.gif

AC Rempt
Jul 11, 2008, 03:15 PM
this is nothing compared to how pissed I was when I found out it wasn't really an apple! I had bitten the thing in half only to find out it was full of wires and crap!

dynaflash
Jul 11, 2008, 03:46 PM
this is nothing compared to how pissed I was when I found out it wasn't really an apple! I had bitten the thing in half only to find out it was full of wires and crap!
Now that **** is funny!

ironjaw
Jul 11, 2008, 04:09 PM
Eventhough I love my AppleTV - there's no denying it's a misnomer.

No, no, no, I did not hear that la la la. AppleTV is great, Steve Jobs is great, :D

/Sarcasm

mchalebk
Jul 11, 2008, 04:27 PM
Jesus H - never have I read such rabbid attacks on a post, which in the grand total of things, is meaningless.

I'm simply trying to get the following idea across: When a non-Apple fanboy walks into BestBuy (or whatever store you want) and sees a product called "Apple TV", they immediately assume, it's some type of Apple brand converter box for their cable or satellite hookup.

Flame me more if you wish!
All I know is that, if you state "there is no denying...", you'd better be right or expect to get slammed. It was an inaccurate statement.

And I disagree with your premise. If something has "TV" in the name, but is obviously not a TV, I would assume it interfaces with a TV in some fashion (which it does). There is nothing in the name that implies that it is a converter box. Just because you made unwarranted assumptions does not mean that the name is misleading.

Reaperducer
Jul 11, 2008, 10:38 PM
whats the point of naming it tv then? they should call it youtube tv or something!!
I totally agree. And what's with eBay? I looked on the web site and saw no bays of any kind. Not a lagoon, not an estuary, no bodies of water for sale at all.

They should call it eCrapForSale or something!!

/Tard.

tdhurst
Jul 11, 2008, 11:30 PM
I totally agree. And what's with eBay? I looked on the web site and saw no bays of any kind. Not a lagoon, not an estuary, no bodies of water for sale at all.

They should call it eCrapForSale or something!!

/Tard.

Yes, as Apple fans, we will not exclude or prevent you from joining our little clan, but we WILL openly mock you.

Seriously, this is a great thread.

exprexxo
Jul 12, 2008, 01:02 AM
Wait are you guys telling me the :apple:TV does not have a screen?!?
I have it hanging on the bathroom wall and have been trying to get the snow off the screen. I have a trouble ticket into apple. If that is not a screen why is it shaped like a little LCD TV?

tdhurst
Jul 12, 2008, 02:45 AM
Wait are you guys telling me the :apple:TV does not have a screen?!?
I have it hanging on the bathroom wall and have been trying to get the snow off the screen. I have a trouble ticket into apple. If that is not a screen why is it shaped like a little LCD TV?

Yeah, not so much. Thanks for playing.

Cuthbert
Jul 13, 2008, 10:37 AM
Sorry guys, I'm new here. Is this thing widescreen? LCD, plasma?

northy124
Jul 13, 2008, 10:45 AM
Sorry guys, I'm new here. Is this thing widescreen? LCD, plasma?

:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
It is none of them, It is a base unit for your HDTV so you stream your content from iTunes to the TV.

Alan Taylor
Jul 13, 2008, 12:56 PM
Are you there God? It's me, Margaret.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS!

Alan Taylor
Jul 13, 2008, 12:58 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
It is none of them, It is a base unit for your HDTV so you stream your content from iTunes to the TV.

Sense of humor.


Ur doing it wrong.

northy124
Jul 13, 2008, 01:03 PM
Sense of humor.

Ur doing it wrong.

I wasn't trying to be funny, I was telling him facts about the TV, But I was mildly pissing myself with laugher at what he said though.

Alan Taylor
Jul 14, 2008, 03:47 AM
I wasn't trying to be funny, I was telling him facts about the TV, But I was mildly pissing myself with laugher at what he said though.

I'm fairly sure Cuthbert was having a bit of a joke with the OP ;)

Cuthbert
Jul 14, 2008, 10:54 AM
I'm fairly sure Cuthbert was having a bit of a joke with the OP ;)

Wait, so you're really telling me that I can't watch tv on an apple TV?!


LOL, I love it when people bite on the bait!