Apple TV Killer: JVC Introduces TV with Built-In iPod Dock

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  1. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    JVC Introduces TVs with iPod Dock at CES

    So, having an iPod dock built right in does everything the Apple TV does. And, yeah, you can connect your iPod directly to your TV now. The problem with that is that you have to use the iPod to control everything.

    The thing with this new built-in dock is that the remote has controls to operate the iPod.

    Yea, maybe not as simple as the Apple TV, but a cheaper solution. What Apple needs to do is license the Apple TV technology so it can be integrated right into the TV.
     
  2. Peace macrumors P6

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    If you want to watch 320X240 on a 42" HD TV this is nice but the :apple:TV currently does 720P. Not to mention what it might do in 2 months.

    No killer here just a company taking advantage of markets.

    Good move.
     
  3. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Err...no wifi. So you need you iPod there all the time you want to use this function.

    It's nice, not earth-shattering.
     
  4. RichP macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I dont think this killed anything. Except maybe some rep points for the title.
     
  5. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    its a cheap man hack for an appletv but the i would (and did) pay for the simplicity of an appletv.
     
  6. mac-er thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, maybe you are right. The Apple TV is already dead. :rolleyes: That became known after Jobs called it a "hobby".
    Anyone who pays $299 for the Apple TV is a sucka.
     
  7. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Care to explain the generalization or will you just let it linger in the air?
     
  8. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

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    Really? Huh. I have an Apple TV and stream pictures and music from the iMac in my office to my LCD in the living room all the time. Certainly worth $299 to me.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  10. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I like hobbies...I have them, and sometimes the result in cool things, sometimes they don't.

    I'd say this "hobby" of Apple's resulted in something neat.
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    This coming from the person who called the JVC product an "Apple TV Killer". LOL
    Yeah, he'll let it linger.

    Apple TV is definitely worth it and even more so now that JVC has taken their shot at something that doesn't even compare.
     
  12. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The Apple TV isn't the iPod Hi-Fi.

    The Apple TV does desperately need an update though.
     
  13. skinnylegs macrumors 65816

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    Anytime a product doesn't sell the maker adds and iPod dock hoping to gravy train on the success of the iPod. I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see iPod docks on toasters soon.....
     
  14. Peace macrumors P6

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    To Steve watching TV is a hobby. Let's wait for MWSF to see how his hobby is coming along ;)
     
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  16. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Wait, who pays Apple's retail prices?
     

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  17. clevin macrumors G3

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    well, 99% of the buyers?
     
  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    *laughs all the way to the bank*
     
  19. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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  20. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    US$229 is less money.
     
  21. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Agreed. I'd wait another week, then post again if you think this JVC thing is a "killer."
     
  22. clevin macrumors G3

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    lol, Im sure thats what SJ has been doing in past 5 years.
     
  23. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm not one to pay Apple retail prices.
     
  24. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

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    It better be iPhone compatible. They have all of one shot to not have the iPhone have a message pop-up saying it wasn't designed to work with it. It's been 6 months for crying out loud. All I have to say on that.

    ~ CB
     

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