Anybody tried Apple TV 3 iOS 6 Beta 1 ?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by UKBeast, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. UKBeast macrumors 6502

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    I wonder what we will get with Apple TV 3 iOS 6 Beta 1 ?

    Nothing been talked about it at wwdc.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    just some silly app store
     
  3. mic j macrumors 68030

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    I see there is a beta 2 out now.
     
  4. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah..

    we need a volunteer to try it our and feedback us :)
     
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    Nothing new or exciting, just support for Lion Mirroring and Bug fixes.

    beta 2 is now also available OTA, I still haven't gotten my hands on that.
     
  6. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    would be lovely if we get 3rd party apps

    and if they find an exploit in new beta we might get a jailbreak and our atv3 will rock
     
  7. mic j macrumors 68030

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    Bug fixes can be exciting. Especially if they move subtitles from the top of the screen to the bottom!!!;)
     
  8. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i am expecting to get a transparent bar removal behind subtitles.

    And video quality selectable.
     
  9. mic j macrumors 68030

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    From what I read, the gray subtitle bar was absent in beta 1 but the subtitles were at the top of the screen. So I guess what I was referring to would be the bug fix that moved the subtitles into a correct position and, yes, the gray bar would still be absent
     
  10. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that bar was the weirdest thing i have ever seen, its really an odd idea to put that behind the subtitles. I really tried hard to understand the reason behind this action.

    whats the use of it ?
     
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    You know what would be nice in iOS 6, is if they listed your own TV Shows on a per show basis instead of listing all the bloody seasons on the main list. Some idiot at Apple wants firing for thinking that was ever a good design decision.
     
  12. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ATV is apples device that gets lesser updates than other devices. They are improving every idevice but not atv frequently.
     
  13. mic j macrumors 68030

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    I have read elsewhere that they felt it improved the "readability" of the subtitle. Guess you have to give them credit for trying to improve something and once there was enough feedback that it did not do what they thought it would do they remove it. But as you noted in another thread, their updates are infrequent for this system.
     
  14. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If they want to improve readability they should give us an option to change font types, font sizes, subtitle positions, color options.

    That stupid bar is just reducing my watchablity, its on and off on and off.

    For apple, idevices are everything but atv is nothing :) they are focusing too much on idevices and ios.
     
  15. maturola macrumors 68040

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    For that it worths, the Apple TV was design by the same team that does the Routers (Airport Devision), just until recently they actually split the team and now the Apple TV have a Dedicated design team, they are also hiring several position for it.

    I believe they are working actually harder than most people think on it, It could be the mystical Apple TV set, or something else, but as anything apple, secrecy and prototypes are only in the backroom.

    we should see something soon (By soon I mean sometime after the next iPhone)
     
  16. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, any new update on hardware ? another 99dollars ha ? :) I hope they will keep supporting old ATV3 users. I think they will do magic want to atv4.

    The ios on atv is chopped and very limited, we want to see mind blowing things from this machine. Now it is not using its full capacity.
     
  17. mic j macrumors 68030

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    Release an aTV 4 that allows me to add sources that will allow me to cut the satellite cord and I will gladly pay another $99. Even if it's tomorrow. I want:
    CBS (currently can use ota)
    ABC (currently can use ota)
    NBC (currently can use ota)
    Fox (currently can use ota)
    ESPN
    Discovery
    Bravo
    A&E

    Not much to ask for.
     
  18. UKBeast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do not think they are even considering it. They want to make ATV the evolution, next generation of TV and change peoples watching traditions. If they put a tuner on atv then it will lose the aim it is built and developed for.

    Apple never support old technology when there is a new one shining.

    VOD is the next generation so they will keep focusing on it, the channels will move to VOD only mode when it is ready.
     
  19. mic j macrumors 68030

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    That's what I was referring to, VOD for that content not a built in tuner.
     

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