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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:20 pm    Post subject: Sony's answer to the Apple TV Reply with quote

Meet the Bravia Internet Video Link. It doesn't sound much better than the Apple TV. I would like to know when that dang SlingCatcher is coming out?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: Sony's answer to the Apple TV Reply with quote

devo wrote:
Meet the Bravia Internet Video Link. It doesn't sound much better than the Apple TV. I would like to know when that dang SlingCatcher is coming out?


Me too. Soon I hope.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Sony's answer to the Apple TV Reply with quote

In other news, Xbox Media Center is coming to Linux. I'm sure we'll see high-definition video support as well as Blu-ray and HD-DVD playback shortly after Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: Sony's answer to the Apple TV Reply with quote

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In other news, Xbox Media Center is coming to Linux. I'm sure we'll see high-definition video support as well as Blu-ray and HD-DVD playback shortly after Cool


That might be another bad sign for the Apple TV. It doesn't seem like there is much interest in modding the Apple TV in the Linux community. The lackluster hardware probably isn't helping. Oh well, I'm still enjoying it. The YouTube videos kind of gave it a small shot in the arm.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Sony's answer to the Apple TV Reply with quote

kaidomac wrote:
In other news, Xbox Media Center is coming to Linux. I'm sure we'll see high-definition video support as well as Blu-ray and HD-DVD playback shortly after Cool
It will only be really successful if it is able to be built with free tools, and not the xbox sdk. Even at your link, they do not distribute binaries.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Sony's answer to the Apple TV Reply with quote

santaliqueur wrote:
kaidomac wrote:
In other news, Xbox Media Center is coming to Linux. I'm sure we'll see high-definition video support as well as Blu-ray and HD-DVD playback shortly after Cool
It will only be really successful if it is able to be built with free tools, and not the xbox sdk. Even at your link, they do not distribute binaries.


I think that's half the point, so it will be "legit" Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Sony's answer to the Apple TV Reply with quote

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kaidomac wrote:
In other news, Xbox Media Center is coming to Linux. I'm sure we'll see high-definition video support as well as Blu-ray and HD-DVD playback shortly after Cool


That might be another bad sign for the Apple TV. It doesn't seem like there is much interest in modding the Apple TV in the Linux community. The lackluster hardware probably isn't helping. Oh well, I'm still enjoying it. The YouTube videos kind of gave it a small shot in the arm.


AppleTV = slow processor, no disc drive. Can't play real HD content, can't play discs. I think video is all about niche products. If you want simple, an AppleTV is great. If you're a tinkerer at heart, XBMC or MCE2005 is a great choice. AppleTV is not for everyone, just like XBMC/MCE2005 is not for everyone.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: Sony's answer to the Apple TV Reply with quote

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AppleTV = slow processor, no disc drive. Can't play real HD content, can't play discs.


Come on, doesn't a 40GB hard drive count for something? Wink

I hear you. The hardware is sort of a yawner. You can't really say that about the software though. I think the Apple TV has a really slick interface. That being said, the new Front Row software in Leopard is basically the same thing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Sony's answer to the Apple TV Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
kaidomac wrote:
AppleTV = slow processor, no disc drive. Can't play real HD content, can't play discs.


Come on, doesn't a 40GB hard drive count for something? Wink

I hear you. The hardware is sort of a yawner. You can't really say that about the software though. I think the Apple TV has a really slick interface. That being said, the new Front Row software in Leopard is basically the same thing.


I'm not so sure. It may look basically the same but thats not necessarily the same as being basically the same thing, for example does it have the same plugin architecture. Would be nice if the similarities were more than skin deep.
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