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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:18 AM   #1
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i'm sick and tired of waiting on an Apple branded TV!

whatever Apple brings to the table for the living room, i'm in but mostly i'm interested in an Apple branded TV....i think Apple is taking a very long time on this....anyone here can't wait to get rid of their SONY bravia?
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:29 AM   #2
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My.....Sony Bravia....(how did you know?).....is on its last legs and i'm trying to hold out for Apples offering. No sure how long I can keep the wife at bay though.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 06:44 AM   #3
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Bought a Viera 3DTV last year so would feel guilty upgrading again; I'm almost hoping it's not launched for a while.

It'll probably be horribly over-priced, and missing some basic features available on every other TV. But it'll look stunningly gorgeous, with a beautiful, simple fluid UI. And the more I see it and read reviews, the more I'll fall in love with it, and end up buying it, and eventually boring my friends with stories about how great it is.

Every time, Apple... you get me every time.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:42 AM   #4
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Apple TV set.

Sheese!

I believe that, due to the stiff competition in the market, it will be as successful as the VW Phaeton.

Oh sure, there will be adopters who are very happy with the features and happy to pay the price; though the general public will not buy the product as there are multiple other options currently in the market at a lower price point, similar resolution and much easier to configure.

Eventually there will be a press conference where a Apple Television set is gifted to the Pope - followed by early retirement of the Apple executive (Mr. X) who was the head of the Apple Television project.

Apple stock will rise upon news of the cancellation of the Apple Television project and the retirement of Mr. X.

All will be well throughout the Universe.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:45 AM   #5
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I'll probably wait until the Apple TV is released and buy a cheap, nearly new Sony Bravia from the MacRumors Marketplace.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 09:37 AM   #6
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Apple TV set.

Sheese!

I believe that, due to the stiff competition in the market, it will be as successful as the VW Phaeton.

Oh sure, there will be adopters who are very happy with the features and happy to pay the price; though the general public will not buy the product as there are multiple other options currently in the market at a lower price point, similar resolution and much easier to configure.

Eventually there will be a press conference where a Apple Television set is gifted to the Pope - followed by early retirement of the Apple executive (Mr. X) who was the head of the Apple Television project.

Apple stock will rise upon news of the cancellation of the Apple Television project and the retirement of Mr. X.

All will be well throughout the Universe.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:42 AM   #7
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Im sure there is a market for an overpriced TV with the same components/display has Sony or Samsung but I will not be one of them, I would prefer the ATV to just improve but stay at the $99 range
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:46 AM   #8
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I still think an Apple branded TV is a horrible idea. I'd rather they focus on the next generation ATV that I can hook to whatever TV I choose. Not to mention being able to afford putting 2-3 ATV's throughout my house vs buying 2-3 Apple TV's at $1500-$2500 a pop.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:58 AM   #9
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What's wrong with Bravia ? I love my NX720 ... Looks nice with the monolithic gorilla glass. I think Apples TV will looks similar
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 05:22 PM   #10
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What's wrong with Bravia ? I love my NX720 ... Looks nice with the monolithic gorilla glass.
I agree, my NX723 is easily the best TV ever owned.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 04:22 PM   #11
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As a broadcast television engineer of 18 years, my advice to anyone else is not to invest in 3D. Save that money for Apple TV if you wish.

3D is already in serious decline and won't be here to stay.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 03:07 AM   #12
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As a broadcast television engineer of 18 years, my advice to anyone else is not to invest in 3D. Save that money for Apple TV if you wish.

3D is already in serious decline and won't be here to stay.
As a broadcast engineer I'm surprised by how little you know about 3D. It literally comes standard on every model besides the bottom of the barrel entry level these days. There is no 3D on the Panasonic U series, but the UT/ST/GT/VT all have 3D. It's no longer a selling point but just another feature on the checklist these days. If you're buying a decent tv it's going to have 3D whether you want it or not.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 04:50 AM   #13
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As a broadcast engineer I'm surprised by how little you know about 3D. It literally comes standard on every model besides the bottom of the barrel entry level these days. There is no 3D on the Panasonic U series, but the UT/ST/GT/VT all have 3D. It's no longer a selling point but just another feature on the checklist these days. If you're buying a decent tv it's going to have 3D whether you want it or not.
In the UK at least, a few years ago a few big broadcasters (Sky especially) were pushing 3D. Over the last 12months most funding has been pulled and a lot of 3D work has gone back to 2D. I have had no 3D jobs at all since last summer (Olympics).

I'm not doubting that TV sets are 3D capable, but it seems very few people are then signing up to/watching 3D.

History tells us that 3D will soon wear-off.

My last TV was £600. It was exactly the same in every way as the £1000 version but minus the 3D - save your money.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:25 PM   #14
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If you're buying a decent tv it's going to have 3D whether you want it or not.
So, I just can't believe that THAT is the victory that they were hoping for when they developed 3DTVs.

"Ah, whether you ever use it or not, it's in there, so 3D is a success!" doesn't sound like the industry coup they were hoping for 3 years ago when 3DTVs first started hitting store shelves.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:03 PM   #15
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whatever Apple brings to the table for the living room, i'm in but mostly i'm interested in an Apple branded TV....i think Apple is taking a very long time on this....anyone here can't wait to get rid of their SONY bravia?
You know this thing is a unicorn perpetrated by Gene Munster, right? It does not exist, and until such time as it has its black cloth removed on a revealing stage by Tim Cook, ******* Gene Munster for making people think it's real!

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My.....Sony Bravia....(how did you know?).....is on its last legs and i'm trying to hold out for Apples offering. No sure how long I can keep the wife at bay though.
Apple isn't offering an HDTV. It's a mythical creature.

Nuff said...

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I still think an Apple branded TV is a horrible idea. I'd rather they focus on the next generation ATV that I can hook to whatever TV I choose. Not to mention being able to afford putting 2-3 ATV's throughout my house vs buying 2-3 Apple TV's at $1500-$2500 a pop.
Not only that, but even people at the top of the gaming scene like Gabe Newell, are scared ***less over the AppleTV as it exists NOW, man! They see Apple moving into the living room, and making a play for gaming there.

http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/30/393...oles-its-apple
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:53 PM   #16
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Good god, why? It's not like it's a PC vs Mac thing where you need the latter to officially run OSX and OSX programs and get the real Apple experience. You'll probably be able to use other-branded TVs (that look just as nice, perform just as good if not better and are a lot cheaper) along with a $100 Apple TV and have the same experience.

If at all possible, I always prefer displays to be separate from the intelligence.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 08:25 PM   #17
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i'm fully aware all the stuff we know about a branded Apple TV are just rumors...hence that's why i'm discussing them in a Macrumors forum.

but Tim Cook confirmed they are targeting the living room...i'm interested in what they bring to the table but mostly i want an Apple branded TV,iTV,iPanel....whatever you wanna call it!
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 09:40 PM   #18
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but mostly i want an Apple branded TV
and i and my shares of AAPL really hope it comes out, it's very overpriced, and there's lots of people like you.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:33 PM   #19
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The only reason Apple would ever produce a TV is to eliminate the set top box.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 10:40 PM   #20
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 04:10 PM   #21
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My thoughts exactly. I love my Panasonic VT50, I don't see myself getting any LCD over a Plasma, and I don't see Apple ever making an iTV with a Plasma panel in it.
I'm trying to unload one of my GT50's to a family member so I can get a VT50 for my living room.. The picture is so amazing.. Easily one of the top 5 television on the planet!
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I'm trying to unload one of my GT50's to a family member so I can get a VT50 for my living room.. The picture is so amazing.. Easily one of the top 5 television on the planet!
Yeah, I love it. But the GT is pretty darn close. Not interested in waiting to see the ZT? The price of the VT right now makes it hard to pass up.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:09 AM   #23
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Frankly if apple had basically the Apple TV integrated into their own smart TV, It would be a great meld of two things.

I have the original silver apple tv with XBMC, connected to a media server with all my movies on it and it rocks out. I tried playing with my LG smart TV apps etc, lets just say it was ok but it also sucked in comparison.

I think an amazingly stylish design the way apple does things, with integrated apple tv (or mac integrated) , and thunderbolt, and they would have an amazing product.

But I don't think I could justify it if I still have a perfectly good TV already.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 04:01 AM   #24
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I don't understand why people say why buy an Apple TV when you can get cheaper tv from Samsung and add a Apple TV box. Surely using that logic no one should ever buy a apple cinima display but instead a monitor from Samsung or dell. However lots of people do buy the cinima screen my self included.

I'm looking at getting a vt50 as its a great tv and I don't want to wait however if apple do bring out their own tv I will most proberly upgrade lol
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 03:30 AM   #25
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I don't understand why people say why buy an Apple TV when you can get cheaper tv from Samsung and add a Apple TV box. Surely using that logic no one should ever buy a apple cinima display but instead a monitor from Samsung or dell. However lots of people do buy the cinima screen my self included.

I'm looking at getting a vt50 as its a great tv and I don't want to wait however if apple do bring out their own tv I will most proberly upgrade lol
Some people are waiting for an apple tv because of the rumors that apple is going to "revolutionize" the tv experience, and you will only be able to get this new "service" if you buy an apple television set. Frankly, I don't see this happening, if they do anything it will be a set-top box of some sort. They can't cause a revolution if you are required to buy a new $2000+ tv to get it to work. TV sales are declining every year, because most people who want an HDTV have one now and people don't go out and buy a new tv every year, it's a 5-10 year thing for most people.

If you do get a VT50, I highly doubt anything apple puts out would match its picture quality, especially if it's just an lcd. If I were you I'd save the money and get an ST though, same picture quality basically but a lot cheaper.
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