News coming on Apple TV!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ajhill, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. ajhill macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2007
    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!
  2. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    Or maybe a point update bringing almost nothing new at all? :rolleyes:

    ..that seems to be the latest trend...
  3. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    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.
  4. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
  5. Devil's Refugee macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2007
    From AppleInsider:

    Looks like something is indeed in the pipeline.
  6. crjeong macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    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.
  7. Richard Richard macrumors member

    Richard Richard

    Jun 27, 2007
    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
  8. kwood macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    In the Great White North.
    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.
  9. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    It already does 5-channel surround sound.
  10. vandlism macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2007
    5-channel dolby pro logic, not 5 discrete channels. though i believe it is possible to have a .mov container with an ac3 5-channel discrete sound file.
  11. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    That's what I said, 5 channel (DPLII, not DPL, which is 4-channel).
  12. vandlism macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2007
    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.
  13. drater macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2005
    Boston, MA
    I have a feeling its going to be an :apple:TV with.....ready for it....a 300GB harddrive!

    OH YEAH!
  14. cgray24 macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2007
    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.
  15. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    DVD/HD quality movie rental.

    Would save me from buying a Blue Ray player (crosses fingers.)
  16. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    He literally meant that there would be News on Apple TV. As in 6 o'clock News.
  17. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Maybe he just means "news" like MSNBC or CNN... :p
  18. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    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.
  19. ajhill thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2007
    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...
  20. timswim78 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2006
    Baltimore, MD
    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.
  21. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    Well - Then it's not surround. It's fake surround. :)
    I want 'real' surround.
  22. Phobophobia macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2003
  23. SCStevens04 macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2006
    What I'd like to see is support for my old-non HD TV.
  24. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    Vista Media Center HDTV Recording and Serving? Please How?

    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. :)
    In your dreams. Time to graduate to HDTV. They are now very inexpensive.

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