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View Poll Results: Will AppleTV lose the box and become just a service in the near future?
Yes 6 9.23%
No 39 60.00%
No, but the box will get smaller 20 30.77%
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 12:43 AM   #1
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Thumbs down I hate my Apple TV

Seriously, why is this thing so big?
Why can't it sit on top of my monitor?

I WANT WIRELESS TV!

I want to carry my monitor into the kitchen while i'm cooking and watch TV. Now I'm trying to think of a way to mount my AppleTV to the back of the monitor and make it just once piece.

There's no reason ATV should be that big. It's another bulky item and it's about to end up in the landfill.

My guess is that sometime in the near future, TV's and monitors come equipped with Wi-Fi and Apple TV will be just a service. No box needed. Or maybe Apply TV, will actually be a TV.

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Old Jun 21, 2008, 12:48 AM   #2
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and the point of this thread is?

of course one day just about everything will just be a monitor and all our media and other content will live in the cloud.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 12:49 AM   #3
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I'll take it!
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 12:58 AM   #4
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Personally I like it just the size it is now, I don't like ultra-minimalistic things.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 01:03 AM   #5
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If you wanted a tiny device so badly, why did you buy an AppleTV? Apple provides the dimensions on the website, and you can take a look at an Apple store or a Best Buy. Seeing as how Apple is all about smaller=better, I'm sure they made it as small as they could.

Don't get mad at the AppleTV because you bought one prematurely.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 01:04 AM   #6
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well maybe you should build your own TV replacement and then post pictures of how much smaller it is than Apple's attempt.

you're just a consumer, like me or the guy over there
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 01:59 AM   #7
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My guess is that sometime in the near future, TV's and monitors come equipped with Wi-Fi and Apple TV will be just a service. No box needed. Or maybe Apply TV, will actually be a TV.
It's already here. It's called an iPod Touch.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 08:58 AM   #8
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Get a MacBook Pro 17" so you can watch your videos whenever you want.

Maybe will release sometime soon the iMicroWave, and it will deliver your lunch or dinner via iTunes store while you watch your favorite podcast, or the latest WWDC video, only non-meat content will be available at the launch, and the cook/re-heat time will be in sync with the duration of the video you are watching, so you don't miss anything...
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 09:01 AM   #9
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I know how you feel. My Apple TV is great and all but my 52Ē plasma is too darn heavy to haul into the backyard when Iím barbequing. Why are they so heavy!? Iím so angry I could almost post a rant about it!
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 09:03 AM   #10
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I WANT WIRELESS TV!
And this is Apple's fault how? Even if Apple TV was a software service, there would need to be hardware in every TV that could interface with it.

If you really don't want it anymore, how's $100 sound?
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 09:07 AM   #11
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Interesting that you can't go without TV so much that you want to carry it around with you in your home.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 09:19 AM   #12
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Were you aware of this product/software: http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/main...oduct1.en.html ?

Might be more of what you're looking for.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 09:47 AM   #13
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But still no wireless remote control
iPod + Unversal remote + Universal dock.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 09:49 AM   #14
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I love my AppleTVs.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 09:50 AM   #15
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iPod + Unversal remote + Universal dock.
and can I rent movies from my iPod?
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 10:32 AM   #16
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I want to carry my monitor into the kitchen while i'm cooking and watch TV.
What are you cooking ? Popcorn ?
I personally EITHER cook OR watch TV - but maybe that's just me
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 10:38 AM   #17
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pawn3d,

Here you go: http://gizmodo.com/5013063/the-pod-poor-mans-media-pc

You can go away now.

Thanks,
Bye.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 10:42 AM   #18
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What are you cooking ? Popcorn ?
I personally EITHER cook OR watch TV - but maybe that's just me
Or he could just man up and buy a 15" LCD and put it in the kitchen. Hell, if he cries about movies, just let him put another TV in there... or hook up his iPod... or sever some of his dependence on the screen...
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 02:07 PM   #19
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Wow, and I thought I had problems.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 02:35 PM   #20
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This thread sucks.

If you can't go without TV for the 15-30 minutes it takes to cook a meal you have some serious problems.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 03:20 PM   #21
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Considering the power supply and hard drive are built in, it is quite a nice size.

Instead of carrying my Apple TV about, I have a USB powered portable hard drive that I plug into my Mac and use Front Row to access all the content that is on my Apple TV.
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 03:25 PM   #22
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really? honestly, its pretty small, considering it can replace your dvd player and cable box.


I mean, its a low power computer...how small do you expect it to get?
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 03:28 PM   #23
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This thread sucks.

If you can't go without TV for the 15-30 minutes it takes to cook a meal you have some serious problems.
Hmmmmm....I got to thinking about this whole watching-TV / cooking-in-the-kitchen issue that 'pawn3d' is struggling with. Perhaps his real issue is this:

'pawn3d' just can't bear the thought of being apart for even 15-30 minutes from the meal-cooking hotties such as Giada De Laurentiis and Rachel Ray on The Food Network!

For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STnAhP9zxoo

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Old Jun 21, 2008, 04:45 PM   #24
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I think it needs to be a little bigger...so it can house a DVR!
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Old Jun 21, 2008, 05:27 PM   #25
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LOL, funny rant, and funnier follow ups. I was just thinking how nice it would be to have a portable TV that gets all the goodies, such as TV, but I can't say I'm angry it doesn't already exist.

I'm sure the OP knew his unit would be the same size as advertised, and that he wasn't getting the futuristic, unreleased version that hasn't been developed yet (for the same price as current tech.).

I suspect the development of OLED tech. will likely play a role in making the OP's dream a reality. Patience, grasshopper.
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