1. dbcooper227's Avatar
    is iTV and Apple TV the same thing
    which is really just a local area network shared "server"?
    03-26-2012 10:26 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Be cool if iMore had a contest and gave one away. That's the only shot I got at getting one! LOL

    is iTV and Apple TV the same thing
    which is really just a local area network shared "server"?
    No they are NOT the same thing, BUT they are similar. AppleTV is a set top box that brings internet TV channels to any HD TV. It's similar to GoogleTV, Roku, Boxee, etc. It allows you to watch Hulu, Netflix, Crackle, etc right on your TV. You just connect your wireless network (or use an ethernet cable) to the AppleTV box and then the box connects to your TV, via HDMI. Apple iTV is an actual TV with the ability to connect to the Internet built right in, it will give you access to the same stuff that AppleTV does and possibly more, as we don't have all the info yet on this upcoming rumored product.
    Last edited by pkcable; 03-28-2012 at 10:18 AM. Reason: Adding info
    03-28-2012 10:11 AM
  3. herela's Avatar
    I'll end up with one
    09-16-2012 04:19 PM
  4. boomhower1820's Avatar
    Nope, sure wouldn't. Im perfectly happy with my panasonic plasma and Sony LCD. As long as they keep making the hockey puck Apple TV I'll be happy. I'm sorry but I'm not paying what Apple would charge for a TV. I don't have an issue paying a premium for my MBPs but not a TV.
    09-16-2012 05:02 PM
  5. boomhower1820's Avatar
    If Apple released a TV with a display higher than the 1080p standard, and allow for external devices to connect, I would definitely be interested. Not for $5K though.
    For what use though? Content higher than 1080P is scarce at best. For right now it's a lot if extra expense with little to no gain. 4k is coming but it's not quite ready for the mass public.
    09-16-2012 05:06 PM
  6. tlbaker1's Avatar
    I shudder at the thought of lining up every year to buy a $5K Apple iTV television the way I currently buy iPhone and iPad devices.

    I'm hoping Apple knows the cycle will have to be different, but I'm also a huge fan of their technology so the idea of getting a *better* television entices me...

    What about you, would you buy one?
    I'd have to win lotto to buy this and refresh every year. At that price point do you think they would actually refresh every 6-12 mos. at that price point? And it WILL be 5K, no doubt.


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    12-05-2012 05:39 AM
  7. tlbaker1's Avatar
    I'd have to win lotto to buy this and refresh every year. At that price point do you think they would actually refresh every 6-12 mos. at that price point? And it WILL be 5K, no doubt.


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    And then I'd have a bunch of TVs stacked up in my apt??? Lol.


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    12-05-2012 05:40 AM
  8. crystal_planet's Avatar
    The iTV would go completely out of Apple's comfort zone. People simply don't upgrade their tvs every time a new model comes out - they usually get 3-5 years of use out of them before they get a new one, and then only because it dies. It totally cuts across Apple's grain.

    Also the initial capital to get the ball rolling for production would be pretty astronomical I would think.

    Apple would be asking an awful lot of the consumer to put out 5000.00+ on a tv, cause you know they ain't gonna be cheap.

    And lastly, like someone else said, a tv is not an interactive device. To make it one would result in failure. My Panasonic is internet capable, but I never use it in that way - the only thing I have it connected to the net for is firmware updates.
    12-21-2012 10:55 PM
  9. Chad_Mobley's Avatar
    Really? Why would anyone expect for us to buy a new TV every year? Apple sells and refreshes Macs each year, do you really buy a new Mac every time a new model comes out?! No. So the idea that the iTV is completely out of Apple comfort zone is simply absurd.
    05-22-2013 06:20 AM
  10. deadp1xel's Avatar
    I'd buy it.
    01-16-2014 01:51 AM
  11. accactg's Avatar
    I'll buy if Apple TV available in India.
    does anybody know when Apple TV available in India?
    03-07-2014 10:25 PM
  12. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    A 27" Thunderbolt Display costs $1000. Imagine a 55"+ iTV....no thank you


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    03-07-2014 10:38 PM
  13. rayz336's Avatar
    A 27" Thunderbolt Display costs $1000. Imagine a 55"+ iTV....no thank you


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    Exactly!
    03-07-2014 10:41 PM
  14. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Prolly not.


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    03-08-2014 02:13 PM
  15. iEd's Avatar
    It would interesting to see a iTV but I wouldn't buy one.
    03-08-2014 02:43 PM
  16. taz323's Avatar
    Don't really think I would need one.
    03-08-2014 03:37 PM
  17. Speedygi's Avatar
    I don't really watch much television so I don't think I would be interested. I prefer just having all my content on my phone and tablet...


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    03-09-2014 07:21 AM
  18. boomhower1820's Avatar
    Nope, price would be insane.
    03-31-2014 07:54 PM
  19. Peligro911's Avatar
    I would love one but couldn't afford one lol


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    03-31-2014 09:58 PM
  20. nikkisharif's Avatar
    There are certain things I love Apple for & others I prefer Samsung...this is one of those things. I honestly doubt if Apple would be able to give me a better experience. They should just stick to perfecting what they have & leave this one to the pros
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    08-13-2014 11:40 AM
  21. xsendoux's Avatar
    too many better alternatives out there... nope.
    09-02-2014 10:31 PM
  22. kopek25's Avatar
    I don't think I would buy one, but I could change my mind


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    10-07-2014 10:47 PM
  23. rayz336's Avatar
    I would buy one if it represented the best value for me
    10-07-2014 11:31 PM
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