Apple Set Top Box

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by carnacious, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. bosrs1 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2005
  2. Mudbug Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    this was a failed venture by apple many years back. They also had a game console not unlike a Sega Genesis type of thing that didn't go anywhere past the prototype stage.
  3. miloblithe macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2003
    Washington, DC
    I'm kind of surprised that there are no bids. It seems like the kind of thing a collector would pay 25 pounds for.
  4. carnacious thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2001
  5. skunk_pb17 macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2005
    in a dark cave ;)
    I wonder if this thing actually works...
    Might be worth 25 pounds, but not if it doesn't work.
    As the guy says it is a prototype :) It would be cool if apple made one of theese. like a mac mini with a pvr...
  6. Candyfingered macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2005
    They're not bidding because it's authenticity is questionable at best and the seller only has 1 feedback and is brand new. As a general eBay rule never buy from new members. They are more often then not scam artists. eBay has become a pit in the last year or two.
  7. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    So how the hell do new people end up selling stuff and getting a good reputation. Plus, they normally steal a name that has feed back already and use that name to front a scam. So it has no chance of leading back to them since they never setup the account.
  8. Maestro64 macrumors regular


    Jan 5, 2005
    Yep it is the real thing, I actually touched one of those while they were still in development. Around 94/95 apple looked at getting into this market, it is the forerunner to the Tivo, if you notice it has the old Powerbook style SCSI connector. It was a cable decoder as well as some level of Mac functionality. You remember the old MacTV product well this is it without the monitor. All these product got killed when apple was sucking wind.

    Well on this subject, what you think old apple prototypes are worth, I have a number of them.
  9. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Its kind of a law of supply and demand. I'm not sure if Apple collectors are looking for these things, or even know they exist. If they did, and there weren't a lot made, they could be worth quite a bit. Maybe a little more than what they were originally going for even if they don't work.

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