Apple TV Shipping Tuesday, March 20th?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Investor's Business Daily reports that the Apple TV will be shipping on Tuesday. This information is not particularly top-secret, as all early web-orders for the Apple TV reflect a March 20th ship date.

    The Apple TV was originally set to be shipping in February, but was delayed until March.

    Apple has already seeded users with software updates to support the upcoming product. iTunes 7.1 introduced a new "Apple TV" preference menu that shows all available Apple TV's.

    Meanwhile, as reported by iLounge, the latest Quicktime update introduced a "Export to Apple TV" feature for Pro users.

    Last week many customers reported pre-authorization charges for the Apple TV appearing on credit cards.
  2. blueflame macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2003
    Studio City
    To bad. i wish apple made one of these sans the hdd. I would love yo pay 179 for something like this. to be honest, I do not know why they just didnt make this into their airport extreeme router. I would snatch one up in a second.
  3. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    To make it into the router one of two things would happen.

    1. the router would be stuck next to the television for life.
    2. Wide screen TV's would have to become wireless.
  4. Naimfan macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    Sounds like good news to me.....and it seems to open up a whole new range of possibilities.......

  5. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    Direct Connect Is Even Better But Impractical For Many Families

    It's redundant for me 'cause I am directly connected to a 40" Samsung LN-S4095 1920x1080 HDTV which affords me a superior set of services including video from two EyeTV HD tuners.
  6. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    Bring on the modifications to expand the HDD, then I'll consider buying.
  7. chris.niziolek macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2006
    Chicago, IL USA
    If the HD was bigger, then I would certainly buy one. Im waiting until the HD gets bigger, or the price goes down, or until I get a TV.
  8. danielsan26 macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2004
    I remain skeptical, the FCC has yet to announce its approval.

    Go here.

    Do a "generic search"

    Grantee code "BCG"

    Date Range: "01/01/2007" to tomorrow (or whenever)

    The only device approved this year is the new Airport Extreme.
  9. macboy62 macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2006
    Do you think they will be in the Apple Stores on that date?

    We have a new Apple Store opening here in Tokyo on the 21st (20th USA). I would love to find one on display Wednesday morning.
  10. iDave macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2003
    Actually a combo router/aTV makes some sense. Since your TV is usually next to where your cable comes in the house, it's a logical place for your router (if you have cable internet). Add a few TV ports to the back of the router, a hard disk, a few more guts and voila! Then I'd also make it a PVR, if it was up to me. :)
  11. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2005
    Laguna Beach
    I bet the first day this thing comes out we'll get complete instructions on how to expand this baby to 250gb+ then I'll be going down to the apple store and picking it up. Think about it, download all the movies you want upstairs transfer over to the Apple TV and you have the most extensive video library ever at the press of a button. Question though, will it play avi straight out of the box???
  12. theheadguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2005
    Correct me if I'm wrong... but... why would they need to grant FCC Approval? It's using 802.11g and 802.11n which is used in many devices. Other than that, it has a little hard drive (like any current DVR) and an already used remote control. I guess I don't see what's so new about it aside from using iTunes as the source... ::shrug::
  13. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    Apple TV Is Not A FCC Device Is It? Or FCC Doesn't Keep Their Website Current

    I don't think the FCC has jurisdiction over Apple TV do they? If they do it could be like any other government beurocracy that doesn't keep their website current ever.
  14. hatcher002 macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2005
    south central usa
    dvd to ipod and apple tv converter

    i have use these for about 2 weeks grate tool takes some time to convert but if you install it on multiple mac os journaled partitions and have multiple dvd drive you can do few at one time which speeds up the Process and i have not ran into an dvd that i could not ripped because of encryption
  15. danielsan26 macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2004
    Actually, all the airport extreme approvals were up the same day they were approved, the day after keynote if I remember correctly. Also, the FCC has to approve every consumer wireless device individually, whether using standardized frequencies or not.
  16. macboy62 macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2006
    So, does that mean that the FCC approvals could be posted on the 20th or just a day/s before?
  17. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Special Apple Announcement Tuesday?

    I believe Apple TV shipment is going to coincide with an announcement of the Leopard release date and the announcement of iLife 07 and iWork 07.
  18. matticus008 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    3. People could keep their existing router wherever they want it and get a bonus extender out of the :apple:TV.

    As it stands, people have to have a separate router anyway, so if it were built into the Airport Extreme for a lower price, it would let some people do away with the extra device and for others it would simply make no difference that :apple:TV has wireless routing.

    Of course, the original suggestion is not going to happen. One of these without a hard drive would be stupid (unless you enjoy buffering pauses), and taking the hard drive out has no substantial price impact (a 40GB hard drive is not more than $35 or so), and so the end result is that it would increase Airport base station price considerably and wouldn't work very well for video streaming.
  19. danielsan26 macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2004
    I don't know, the FCC ID's have to be printed on the device, as they are on the bottom of my airport extreme, which got its approval a month and a half before it shipped.
  20. macboy62 macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2006
    Ummm, doesn't look like I will be seeing an :apple: TV on Wednesday's :apple: Store opening then. Never mind a free T-shirt will still go down well.
  21. MacinJosh macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2006
    740x404 is NOT full DVD quality. 854x*** (NTSC) and 1024x*** (PAL) is the full DVD resolution. Why? Because anamorphic widescreen video is stretched to display it in the correct aspect ratio. Even though the native resolution is 720x480 (for NTSC), the resulting image would be 854x480 when properly stretched. No point arguing this fact as I can provide all the evidence there is. Go google it or Wikipedia it.
  22. macinfojunkie macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2005
    Sun will shine, earth will rotate

    In unrelated news it was also confirmed this morning that the Sun did indeed rise in the east and is rumoured to be on a trajectory to set somewhere in the west early this evening. It has also been confirmed that the Earth is indeed still rotating, despite concerns that rotation might be suspended due to delay in shipping the new Apple product: despite all evidence pointing to the contrary.

    Come on, this is hardly news, let alone a rumour ;-)
  23. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

    Jim Campbell

    Dec 6, 2006
    A World of my Own; UK
    I don't get it. I don't understand why everyone keeps banging on about a bigger HDD in this thing. It's not supposed to house your video library - that's the point of it. You've already got a video library on your Mac or PC which - traditionally - is sitting in your spare bedroom (or somewhere other than your living room).

    The point of AppleTV is to enable you to access that content via your HD TV without having to move it.

    Why does everyone seem to find this so hard to grasp?


  24. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2006

    At least some of us get this.

    I agree -- the HDD is ONLY A BUFFER.
  25. SPUY767 macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2003
    Poor english, shady links. . . Anyone know anything about this other than the fact that this site is selling something for 35$ that Handbrake does for free?

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