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Old Jul 10, 2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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do you get any tv channels with apple tv?

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?
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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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 TV
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 01:29 PM   #3
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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 TV
whats the point of naming it tv then? they should call it youtube tv or something!!
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 01:34 PM   #4
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You can watch and record liveTV on the AppleTV with EyeTV.
See: http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/EyeTV
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 01:39 PM   #5
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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.

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Old Jul 10, 2008, 01:40 PM   #6
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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 TV is designed to integrate your iTunes/media with your tv/entertainment system.
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 01:41 PM   #7
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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.
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 02:31 PM   #8
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Stupid post. Seriously people, can you do a little bit of research before asking ridiculous questions?
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 03:11 PM   #9
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What ?! - AppleTV is not a TV ! Apple has been lying to us.....

Next class-action lawsuit please
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 03:13 PM   #10
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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?
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Wow.

I got free DVDs with my dvd player. Free tapes with my VCR. Oh wait...
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 03:46 PM   #12
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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.
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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.
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 04:15 PM   #14
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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.
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 04:18 PM   #15
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Let's throw in some parallel and serial ports and a floppy disk drive too.

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

With 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 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!

And wow...all of a sudden, I got ONE channel – my own – and there's always something on.
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 04:27 PM   #16
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Eventhough I love my AppleTV - there's no denying it's a misnomer.
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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.
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 04:36 PM   #18
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Old Jul 11, 2008, 04:06 AM   #19
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I cancelled my cable when 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.
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Old Jul 11, 2008, 05:43 AM   #20
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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.
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Old Jul 11, 2008, 06:26 AM   #21
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I got free DVDs with my dvd player. Free tapes with my VCR. Oh wait...
Free Apple stickers with your AppleTV?
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Old Jul 11, 2008, 06:39 AM   #22
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Free Apple stickers with your AppleTV?
Have to admit a few free downloads, or a itunes voucher being thrown in won't be amiss..
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Old Jul 11, 2008, 08:38 AM   #23
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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.
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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!
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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.
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