New Intel Canmore Chip for Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by joeshell383, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Could be. It might help lower the cost of the :apple:tv since it would reduce the complexity and number of components.

    On the flip side, it would likely make the :apple:tv a much more closed system. So it may not be able to be hacked/modded to run other codecs and such like has happened with the PC-based current model. Of course, that would likely appeal to Apple... :(
     
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    Intel just took the official wraps off their Canmore HDTV system on chip described as a "CE system and an Internet system." Available in the second half of 2008, it will feature a powerful PC-class processor core with "leading edge" A/V processing that can plan 1080p video and serve up 3-D graphics with 7.1 surround sound. Expect to see them in future set-top boxes, media players, and TVs.
     
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    Nothing is stopping Apple from updating the current :apple:TV at MacWorld with features folks want that the current hardware can support so new folks buy and current folks upgrade.

    Then next year launch the new Canmore-based :apple:TV, forcing all of us who bought the new one shown at MacWorld to upgrade to this one. :D
     

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