Apple working on networked LCD TVs?

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  1. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/natelanxon/0,139102300,49299275,00.htm

    Sounds awesome!
     
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    The majority of people don't even know what DRM is. That isn't going to stop it from being successful.
     
  5. Aranince thread starter macrumors 65816

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    DRM isn't going to do anything to stop the TV from being functional. Same way AppleTV and your iPod works now with DRM.
     
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    Interesting, I predicted in the AppleTV Marketing Push + Advertising + New Name? thread that this would be an excellent strategy to make the tv concept more widespread:

    Not only should Apple include the technology in their own Cinema Displays, but they should license the chip to other manufacturers. At this point, the mainstream consumer doesn't understand digital distribution and is embedded in the traditional TV philosophy. Delivering tv to them as a trojan horse seems to be the most effective way at introducing the technology to that mainstream.

    I look forward to this being unveiled – likely at MacWorld. The Cinema Displays are waaaay overdue for an update, and an integrated tv and iSight and LED backlighting are all features that I expect to see.
     
  7. jmorrow76 macrumors newbie

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    I think this would be a great idea. Who wants to have a tv stand to hold all of the components for a mounted tv? If everything were integrated it would make the whole package allot sweeter.
     
  8. sammich macrumors 601

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    This is gonna be brilliant. It's gonna be a MacTV Pro, carved out of of a single block of aluminium and cost about $3000 for a 42" version.

    While it would be nice, I think actual TV sets might be a very risky market for Apple to get into. The AppleTV has a very tiny following, and it works with any TV. But buying an entirely new TV just to get AppleTV functionality might be even smaller. But who knows, I'd like it to work. I'd like Apple to put in a massive HD for it, dual-HDTV tuners, recording obviously and make it hackable so we can stick perian on there and watch good 'ol mkv.
     
  9. Superman07 macrumors 6502a

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    If Apple were to do this - and it does sound smart - I think they would offer it as an option through one or two new monitors. For example, a regular 23", or a 23" for x more with this built in capability. However, to be really successful I think they'd need to have partnerships setup with some tv manufactures to have it launch through them as well.

    Imagine if Apple also took this time to capitalize on the Netflix API that was released! :cool:
     

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