I know why Apple hasn't updated the Remote !!

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  1. Perfectionist macrumors regular

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    The reason is simple and obvious and definitely true !! ;)

    It's because they are (finally!) planning to introducing a built-in TV Tuner on the iMac !! :D

    They will need a full re-design of the remote to act as a TV Control which is why they haven't bothered improving the present one ..... mystery solved !! :p

    In the meantime, which product out there is the best TV tuner for an iMac ..... Elgato or Miglia or somebody else ?? :confused:
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Crack smoker party of one.....
    Really? The remote functions exactly how it should. What more could you do to it unless you actually add other functions (such as DVR) to the Apple TV?
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    But it doesn't have a display! Or come in black or aluminum! :p
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just go buy a Logitech Harmony remote... Problem solved! (As if there was one...)

    And your post is confusing.
     
  5. crobbins macrumors 6502

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    If only.. :)
     
  6. Perfectionist thread starter macrumors regular

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    The rest of the World are making their computers in to "Media Centres" plus "convergence" is the mantra of the day/decade, not to mention companies are looking to increase their revenues by eliminating 3rd party accessory suppliers ..... how long will Apple continue to fight against commercial evolution ?? :rolleyes:
     
  7. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    So, you're saying that they want to have one of those big 47 button remotes? You do know that Steve Jobs, multiple times, made fun of those, saying that Apple's remote does all the functions in only 6 buttons, as apposed to 40+.
     
  8. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Volume would be nice to have on the Apple TV.
     
  9. smogsy macrumors 6502a

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    shutdown button would be a nice addition say u was watching a movie or using frontrow you could power your imac down without moving :)
     
  10. xxjuicymintxx macrumors regular

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    Meh, I like the remote now.
    I can see where it might need an upgrade though. haha.
     
  11. liketom macrumors 601

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    if it's not in an Aluminium then it's not new and improved


    White plastic is so last tuesday ;)
     
  12. Brycew macrumors newbie

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    You know you can just put it to sleep by holding down the play button.
     
  13. Polycorn macrumors newbie

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    You can. I made a frontrow plugin for that.

    Check http://dinkytunes.com

    :D:D
     
  14. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    The only update to it would be making it in aluminium, i doubt theyll go adding any extra buttons to it.
     
  15. musukosan macrumors regular

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    Fast forward and rewind would be nice (instead of just 'next chapter')... although I suppose this could just be a software update on the AppleTV itself.
     
  16. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Really? Last time I checked most desktops dont come with TV tuners standard.

    And apple doing what everyone else does? Where have you been the last 25+ years?:p
     
  17. SummerBoy macrumors regular

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    stop being a smsrtasd
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    If by smartass you mean calling someone out on missinformation, sure, im a smartass.
     
  19. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    They have updated the remote. It's called an iPhone/iPod touch with the Remote app. Seriously, it's slick as hell.
     
  20. rs13 macrumors member

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    why change something that works so well is what i say, i love the remote always have its simple and slick what more do people want as has been said before who wants a remote with 40 something buttons.
    I love the remote they way its is plain and simple.
     

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