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Apple to release iTV in Q1 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 8:46 pm    Post subject: elgato Reply with quote

great thread everyone! I think the iTv demo was only half of what the product will really be. i am hoping for a pvr to be incorporated somehow. do you guys remeber that the elgato ceo was tapped to head apple germany back in october of 2005? full article here. http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1040_22-5899688.html
seems like there is a lot more up apples slleve, i wouldn't be surprised if the price for the basic units is dropped to $199 and $299+ will be for the pvr unit.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:36 pm    Post subject: Re: elgato Reply with quote

static wrote:
great thread everyone! I think the iTv demo was only half of what the product will really be. i am hoping for a pvr to be incorporated somehow. do you guys remeber that the elgato ceo was tapped to head apple germany back in october of 2005? full article here. http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1040_22-5899688.html
seems like there is a lot more up apples slleve, i wouldn't be surprised if the price for the basic units is dropped to $199 and $299+ will be for the pvr unit.


I'm not sure Apple wants to go in the PVR business. Why would they? They are in the business of selling movies, TV shows, and music ala-cart. I like your price of $199 though. Personally, I think $299 is a bit steep for the iTV. You'd think Apple would want to price this thing as low as they can. They could almost use the video game model of selling the hardware at a loss and making their money on the backend. In this case there wouldn't be licensing fees, but rather an increase in iTMS content sales.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The iTV is more of a concept than an actual product at this point. The idea is to allow Apple to provide the Movies/TV/Music through the iTunes music store. If everyone is using this common interface it would only seem natural that television/receiver manufacturers would want part of it.

Apple has released the idea of this product to promote movie sales online. People will feel more comfortable buying the content knowing the hardware will follow.

Don't be surprised if you see television and receiver manufacturers incorporating iTV directly into their products. Similar to automobile manufacturers incorporating iPod connectivity. Again, companies like Pioneer/Alpine incorporating iPod connectivity in their car stereos.

BTW the computer being PC or Mac is the PVR.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it any wonder that its the same footprint as a MacMini? This about the possibilities, hook it up to a mini or a HD enclosure for a mini... etc etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wonder if the chipset in the iTV is futureproof enough to stream hidef h264 content
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New rumor just out!!!

The iTV will have a hard drive.

http://www.ipodobserver.com/story/28489
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
New rumor just out!!!

The iTV will have a hard drive.

http://www.ipodobserver.com/story/28489


Cool! Cool

I like the comment "Careful there Iger, Steve might fire you." Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supposedly it's a small hard drive--probably for caching more than storage?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

picaman wrote:
Supposedly it's a small hard drive--probably for caching more than storage?

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or just to store the new software (front row like)...I suppose it must be somewhere...
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