I hate my Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by pawn3d, Jun 20, 2008.

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Will AppleTV lose the box and become just a service in the near future?

  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
    9.2%
  2. No

    39 vote(s)
    60.0%
  3. No, but the box will get smaller

    20 vote(s)
    30.8%
  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    Seriously, why is this thing so big?
    Why can't it sit on top of my monitor?

    I WANT WIRELESS TV! :mad:

    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.
     
  2. macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    #2
    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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    TwinCities Dan

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    #3
    I'll take it! :D
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I like it just the size it is now, I don't like ultra-minimalistic things.
     
  5. Guest

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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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    TuffLuffJimmy

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    #6
    well maybe you should build your own :apple: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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    Cave Man

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    It's already here. It's called an iPod Touch. :rolleyes:
     
  8. McGiord, Jun 21, 2008
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    McGiord

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    Get a MacBook Pro 17" so you can watch your videos whenever you want.

    Maybe :apple: will release sometime soon the :apple: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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    medical marijuana grow
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    I know how you feel. My Apple TV is great and all but my 52” plasma is too darn heavy to haul into the backyard when I’m barbequing. Why are they so heavy!? I’m so angry I could almost post a rant about it! :confused:
     
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    Tallest Skil

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    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?
     
  11. macrumors 6502

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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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    sandman42

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    sandman42

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    iPod + Unversal remote + Universal dock.
     
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    netdog

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    #14
    I love my AppleTVs. :p
     
  15. thread starter macrumors regular

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    and can I rent movies from my iPod?
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    What are you cooking ? Popcorn ?
    I personally EITHER cook OR watch TV - but maybe that's just me :D
     
  17. macrumors member

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  18. macrumors 6502

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    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...
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    Wow, and I thought I had problems. :D
     
  20. macrumors member

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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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    Kilamite

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    #21
    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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    zap2

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    #22
    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?
     
  23. macrumors member

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    #23
    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

    :D
     
  24. macrumors 68040

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    I think it needs to be a little bigger...so it can house a DVR!;)
     
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    digitalnicotine

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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 :apple: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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