Whats the most you would pay for a 42" tv made by apple

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Che Castro, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    I guess this is the reason why theres no new appletv this year

    Heres what the tv might have

    Camera FaceTime
    Siri
    Macmini
    Maybe touch screen ?
    Apps
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  2. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    personally would not buy one, never benn an appltv guy
     
  3. rayyu882 macrumors member

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    If it's just a TV with ATV build in, then I likely will skip, but if it has some new cool features which is innovative, then maybe. So it really depends on what's new, I won't know until they announce something.
     
  4. rdowty macrumors 6502a

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    I'd probably go $1000 for a 40" TV with Apple TV built in if it was somehow upgradable. Possibly a little more depending on the screen quality. Some 40" dumb TV's go for that much now.
     
  5. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Mac mini and touch-screen? Overkill and awkward.

    No one outside Apple knows for sure what the TV would be, but it won't run Mac OS X and it will not require users to touch the screen to interact.

    My educated guess is that Apple will use newer CNT-FED panel, which will be produced at 46-inch initially, an ideal size if Apple's TV debuts with just 1 display size. Featured 3D LCD TVs (with LED backlit) range between $1499 to $2499, so my guess is that Apple's TV will be priced at $1999.
     
  6. mingoglia macrumors 6502

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    Knowing the screen is likely made by one of a couple companies, and for the sake of the argument let's say that company is Samsung, I wouldn't pay more than I'd pay for a Samsung TV of the same size. Well, maybe I'd pay about $100 more to cover the lack of Apple TV I'd have to buy if I were to buy one. Nothing more than that. A TV is all about the screen, it's not about the user experience like it is on say an iphone/ipad. Paying considerably more for a product that for all intents and purposes is exactly the same as another manufacturer is just silly IMHO.

    As for the question... probably $500 - $750 depending on the features.
     
  7. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    My bet would be $999 since current is only $99 around 40-50 inches maybe only 720P my bet is only one or two HDMI ports since they want you to focus on the ATV features. Controls by Siri like interface with same remote as backup. I do not think this tv will be cutting edge in picture or sound quality but rich in features. However for this tv to sells 3rd party apps are a must such as boxes and xbmc however this is very unlikely do to piracy concerns. Keep in mind over $1,000 and most will look for the current atv setup with a nice 3d tv or big display.
     
  8. W1MRK macrumors 6502

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    Under a grand. Honestly I would not want to pay over that as I really do not watch much tv
     
  9. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I'd go with $999. Max. It'll be hard to beat a TV + 360 w/ Kinect though.
     
  10. Cuthbert macrumors regular

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    If it could do for the tv what the iPhone did for cellular phones, I would pay up to $3000. However, it would have to be at least 52". Again, it would need some big innovations; not just a mixture of the current appletv with a screen. No touch screen, that would be silly. If I could cut cable as a result, I would do it.
     
  11. mox358 macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully around $999. The absolute max I'd pay is $1499.

    I bet it will have a beautiful screen, but I can't see 3D even being a possibility. Remember this is a 1.0 product. Obviously the experience will be enhanced by the Apple stuff you own already own.

    The combination of a FaceTime camera & Siri could be huge. But as with all Apple products I think what will set this TV apart will be the hundreds of little things. That's what will separate it from the Samsungs and Sonys that crowd Best Buy.
     
  12. Chumburro2U macrumors 6502

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    Forget 42"

    I would want a 70"+ that you could showcase in the living room. A 42" is way too small even for my bedroom.
     
  13. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    Too early to speculate. Wake me up when we know something about it.
     
  14. monkeylui macrumors 6502

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    I agree. But I already cut the cable hanks to netflix & Hulu & Roku & apple tv.
     
  15. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    I'll answer in ten years, when the HDTV I already own stops working.
     
  16. darster Suspended

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    Would not pay anything for an all in one tv. Something goes wrong with one part, you have to haul the whole tv in to get it fixed. That's why I like separate components.
     
  17. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone : Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    If its just a tv with an AppleTV built in, I'll pass.
     
  18. The General macrumors 601

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    $2999 if it has an App Store. $1999 if it's just an Apple-designed TV with AppleTV built-in.
     
  19. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That's pretty steep. That's triple and double, respectively what a nice 120Hz Samsung 46" 1080p costs, and Samsung is definitely one of the better TVs on the market.

    Personally, I wouldn't. Chances are there would be some stupid gimmick about connections (like the ACD/ATD), and I could buy a TV of equal or greater quality for likely half the price.
     
  20. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    This is exactly the problem with Apple coming out with an actual TV.

    For my family - we have a 42" tv in the living room and it's fine. I don't need a tv that takes up the whole wall - it's a tv, not the center piece of the room.

    For others - a 42" tv would never work. They want a tv that can be seen from space and nothing smaller will do.

    So - will Apple come out with a larger tv that's designed to be seen from Russia and requires a straight truck to deliver - or a smaller tv that can actually fit in someone's suv or minivan and doesn't take up a whole room?

    Or a wide range of tvs?

    And, to answer the original question - I paid $499 for my Samsung 42" Plasma - so I'd pay all of $599 for a 42" TV made by Apple. I think Apple is thinking more along the $1999+ range for their "premium" tv.

    An Apple branded TV is going to have to be really "magical" to command a premium price (in the same way that the iPhone was a huge leap for cell phones). And aluminum.
     
  21. The General macrumors 601

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    I don't care about specs at all. I care about design, interoperability with my existing devices and media, usability and user experience. I don't care if Samsung has 30 different models of TV that have better specs on paper than mine for less money. It doesn't matter to me.

    I buy Apple products because I can afford them and prefer them. Not because they're the best value.
     
  22. ssgrif macrumors member

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    What I would want from an Apple television probably wont be available so its likely I'll just stick with my current 1080p HDTV plasma and JB Apple TV2.

    If an Apple Television was 1080p, 50", Integrated Apple TV, full support for all media encoder types, non iTunes media library, Wireless, App store, Airplay mirroring then maybe I'd consider it.

    very unlikely this will happen any time soon
     
  23. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    >$1000 is definitely fancy TV territory (really high refresh rates or 60" screens or something). I have a feeling Apple will stick a $499 TV's LCD in, sell it for $999, and call it a day.
     
  24. slothrob macrumors 6502

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    I imagine they are thinking along the lines of the new Insignia TiVo TV, which looks like it will sell for $700 for a 42". But that's the Best Buy house brand Insignia TV, which pushes a bit toward the low end of the market.

    I imagine that Apple would be looking to compete more with the mid- to top-of-the line Samsung 6000 to 8000 series TVs that list at about $US 1500-2800, and retail for about $1000-1700, for a 46", if you get a deal.
     
  25. bpaluzzi macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, first world problems are a drag, eh?
     

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