News coming on Apple TV!

ajhill

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Today at the iMac press conference, Steve Jobs said there would soon be news on Apple TV. Does this mean HD content to purchase? HD Content to Rent? A new model?

Apple does love to keep its fans in suspense!
 

pdpfilms

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Today at the iMac press conference, Steve Jobs said there would soon be news on Apple TV. Does this mean HD content to purchase? HD Content to Rent? A new model?

Apple does love to keep its fans in suspense!
Or maybe a point update bringing almost nothing new at all? :rolleyes:

..that seems to be the latest trend...
 

theBB

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Or maybe a point update bringing almost nothing new at all? :rolleyes:

..that seems to be the latest trend...
I'd say YouTube, photo streaming and iPhoto slideshow syncing is bringing quite a bit. I hope the next update is as beneficial.

Movie rental even at standard def would be great.
 

Devil's Refugee

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From AppleInsider:

Discussion also shifted to the Apple TV and its relation to the Mac platform. Jobs again took charge of answering concerns and said his company would "have some news" for the media hub soon but that a Mac-focused event was not the place for discussion.
Looks like something is indeed in the pipeline.
 

crjeong

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Better not be a new freaking model! I just got mine last week.

Some software updates to include, surround sound, other video formats, rss reader, radio..... would be nice.
 

Richard Richard

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news of the UK launch of TV Shows via the BBC and there poxy iPlayer app - but a software update for UK AppleTV's to add a BBC menu for downloads.

other then that i think Movies are a while away yet for us non USA peeps
 

kwood

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So when you said "News coming on Apple TV" I thought you literally meant "the news." As in CNN, or CBC, or BBC or whatever, is now streaming on the Apple TV. I got excited for a minute. But alas my hopes are dashed.
 

vandlism

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That's what I said, 5 channel (DPLII, not DPL, which is 4-channel).
AppleTV already does 5-channel support through DPLII, yes, but it's not discrete 5-channels. There will be a bit of bleeding between channels, and there is of course no sub-channel. So it's a bit lower fidelity than a DVD, but it works well enough.
 

cgray24

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i wish we knew when soon was. I was planning on buying one in the next few weeks.

Soon to Steve could be next week or it could be 3 months for now. I want to believe it will be here soon since a statement like that is sure to stunt some sales as some people, like me, would be hesitant to buy fearing a new model will come out right after.
 

plumbingandtech

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He literally meant that there would be News on Apple TV. As in 6 o'clock News.
Didn't someone mention more widget like things (that use RSS etc..)

A baseball widget that would fill a HDTV screen up with real time scores etc... that you could customize with your teams logo etc. would a hit with a lot of people.

Same for football and basektball.

Video clips too! come on NBA / MLB, think of all the new branding you could get from it.
 

ajhill

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News ABOUT Apple TV

I believe (when I started this thread) that Steve Jobs said that there would upcoming news ABOUT Apple TV.

Let's hope whatever is NEW about Apple TV in the coming weeks it involves steps to mainstream what is a great (although somewhat burdensome to rip and load) product.

Here's hoping Apple TV moves from a "Hobby" to a legitimate product line. Actually I thought the hobby comment was a little bit of a low blow.

Hey, Steve how about some HD download rentals for our "Hobby" boxes? That way we won't have to spend all our time ripping DVDs. For a couple of bucks I'd like to be able to rent an HD movie and watch it on my Apple TV.

The Sunday paper is full of big box retailers heavily discounting movies on DVD. $7.99 and $9.99 are typical. Unfortunately these are movies that I really wouldn't be likely to watch once, let alone multiple times. So $2 for a rental, or $2.99 for an HD rental would be great.

There are very few movies being made nowadays that I'd really like to watch more than once. And I'm certainly not going to invest in a $500 player for a format that might not be around in a few years. It's VHS vs Beta all over again...
 

timswim78

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I think that Apple is planning on adding all of he Apple TV's to the same landfill where they sent the Lisa.

Just kidding.

I don't think that we'll see recording capabilities in this go round for two reasons:
1. Apple likes the sweet revenues that they get off of selling content.
2. There are probably still a lot of bugs in recording content. It needs to be seamless before Apple releases a recording device.

Until then, I am more than happy with Windows Media Center on my Vista box. I just have my shows shared and watch them on the old iMac.
 

meagain

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AppleTV already does 5-channel support through DPLII, yes, but it's not discrete 5-channels. There will be a bit of bleeding between channels, and there is of course no sub-channel. So it's a bit lower fidelity than a DVD, but it works well enough.
Well - Then it's not surround. It's fake surround. :)
I want 'real' surround.
 

Multimedia

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Vista Media Center HDTV Recording and Serving? Please How?

... There are probably still a lot of bugs in recording content. It needs to be seamless before Apple releases a recording device.

Until then, I am more than happy with Windows Media Center on my Vista box. I just have my shows shared and watch them on the old iMac.
All right I give up. How you think you can get away with a sentence like that without explaining how you do that is hard for me to fathom. Do you please have a link to instructions on how to do what you mean? You use Vista to record HDTV and serve it on an iMac? Please How? Cause if that's true I'm off to buy a HP 2.4GHz Kentsfield tomorrow. :)
What I'd like to see is support for my old-non HD TV.
In your dreams. Time to graduate to HDTV. They are now very inexpensive.