I hate my Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by pawn3d, Jun 20, 2008.


Will AppleTV lose the box and become just a service in the near future?

  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
  2. No

    39 vote(s)
  3. No, but the box will get smaller

    20 vote(s)
  1. pawn3d macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2008
    Seriously, why is this thing so big?
    Why can't it sit on top of my monitor?


    I want to carry my monitor into the kitchen while i'm cooking and watch TV. Now I'm trying to think of a way to mount my AppleTV to the back of the monitor and make it just once piece.

    There's no reason ATV should be that big. It's another bulky item and it's about to end up in the landfill.

    My guess is that sometime in the near future, TV's and monitors come equipped with Wi-Fi and Apple TV will be just a service. No box needed. Or maybe Apply TV, will actually be a TV.
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    and the point of this thread is?

    of course one day just about everything will just be a monitor and all our media and other content will live in the cloud.
  3. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2008
    Personally I like it just the size it is now, I don't like ultra-minimalistic things.
  4. jmadlena Guest

    If you wanted a tiny device so badly, why did you buy an AppleTV? Apple provides the dimensions on the website, and you can take a look at an Apple store or a Best Buy. Seeing as how Apple is all about smaller=better, I'm sure they made it as small as they could.

    Don't get mad at the AppleTV because you bought one prematurely.
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    well maybe you should build your own :apple:TV replacement and then post pictures of how much smaller it is than Apple's attempt.

    you're just a consumer, like me or the guy over there
  6. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    It's already here. It's called an iPod Touch. :rolleyes:
  7. McGiord, Jun 21, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Get a MacBook Pro 17" so you can watch your videos whenever you want.

    Maybe :apple: will release sometime soon the :apple:iMicroWave, and it will deliver your lunch or dinner via iTunes store while you watch your favorite podcast, or the latest WWDC video, only non-meat content will be available at the launch, and the cook/re-heat time will be in sync with the duration of the video you are watching, so you don't miss anything...
    medical marijuana grow
  8. blackpond macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2008
    I know how you feel. My Apple TV is great and all but my 52” plasma is too darn heavy to haul into the backyard when I’m barbequing. Why are they so heavy!? I’m so angry I could almost post a rant about it! :confused:
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    And this is Apple's fault how? Even if Apple TV was a software service, there would need to be hardware in every TV that could interface with it.

    If you really don't want it anymore, how's $100 sound?
  10. bamaworks macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Interesting that you can't go without TV so much that you want to carry it around with you in your home.
  11. sandman42 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
  12. sandman42 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    iPod + Unversal remote + Universal dock.
  13. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
  14. pawn3d thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2008
    and can I rent movies from my iPod?
  15. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    What are you cooking ? Popcorn ?
    I personally EITHER cook OR watch TV - but maybe that's just me :D
  16. bamaworks macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Or he could just man up and buy a 15" LCD and put it in the kitchen. Hell, if he cries about movies, just let him put another TV in there... or hook up his iPod... or sever some of his dependence on the screen...
  17. aljoseph macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2008
  18. trentiles macrumors member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Washington DC
    This thread sucks.

    If you can't go without TV for the 15-30 minutes it takes to cook a meal you have some serious problems.
  19. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Considering the power supply and hard drive are built in, it is quite a nice size.

    Instead of carrying my Apple TV about, I have a USB powered portable hard drive that I plug into my Mac and use Front Row to access all the content that is on my Apple TV.
  20. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    really? honestly, its pretty small, considering it can replace your dvd player and cable box.

    I mean, its a low power computer...how small do you expect it to get?
  21. KakaduDreamer macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2008
    Porterville, California USA
    Hmmmmm....I got to thinking about this whole watching-TV / cooking-in-the-kitchen issue that 'pawn3d' is struggling with. Perhaps his real issue is this:

    'pawn3d' just can't bear the thought of being apart for even 15-30 minutes from the meal-cooking hotties such as Giada De Laurentiis and Rachel Ray on The Food Network!

    For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STnAhP9zxoo

  22. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    I think it needs to be a little bigger...so it can house a DVR!;)
  23. digitalnicotine macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2008
    LOL, funny rant, and funnier follow ups. I was just thinking how nice it would be to have a portable TV that gets all the goodies, such as :apple:TV, but I can't say I'm angry it doesn't already exist.

    I'm sure the OP knew his unit would be the same size as advertised, and that he wasn't getting the futuristic, unreleased version that hasn't been developed yet (for the same price as current tech.).

    I suspect the development of OLED tech. will likely play a role in making the OP's dream a reality. Patience, grasshopper.

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