JVC adds iPod-ready TVs

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  1. macrumors bot

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    Category: 3rd Party Hardware
    Link: JVC adds iPod-ready TVs
    Description:: Another way to play movies rented from the iTunes Store

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  2. macrumors 6502

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    that sounds really cool, i can't wait to see well it will work.
     
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    ...and whether other manufacturers follow suit. That would make the Apple TV less attractive. Why buy one more box for the multimedia center when the iPod I already have can play my content on the TV?
     
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    very true didn't think of that.
     
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    Another thing that occurred to me: if an iPhone or Touch could be attached to that TV connector, I'd bet that a software engineer at JVC could figure out how to get the TV's remote to control Safari. Wouldn't that be cool -- surfing the Net on a big-screen TV via an iPhone!
     
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    now that would def. be very cool. that idea reminds me of a product that came out and may still be around, but it was called web tv, not sure how wel it did just that i remember seeiing the comercials for it.
     
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    It's still around. It was bought out by Microshaft and can be found here:

    http://msntv.com/pc/

    I hope the product is built better than the website. (The Flash programmer didn't know enough to use hit states for the text, so the links don't function properly.)

    I think the problem with Web/MSN TV is the interface: look at that absurd remote with a million buttons. Compare that with the Apple TV remote. To get people to surf the Net on a TV requires a simplification of the interface, something at which MS has never specialized. But I could see other electronics companies in partnership with Apple creating a simple way to connect. Of course, one issue will be e-mail. How do you type an e-mail with a TV-style remote? But if anyone can solve design challenges like that, Apple can.
     
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    Better resolution than the iPod will allow?
     
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    I encode my recorded TV shows as 640x480 mp4's. How well will these play on a 1080p or 720p TV? (I'm aware of the non-HD to HD quality difference.)

    [My IPT can accomodate 640x480, so I don't have to use 320x240.]

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