Reviewing the Apple TV
Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:53 PM
Fortunately, we do both. As you would know if you listened to the podcast.
The big difference is, it takes 40 minutes to record a podcast. It takes a lot longer to write the article. Which is why I am sitting here at 9 p.m. still working on it.
Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:56 PM
The Mac Mini costs $600 more and requires substantially more technical prowess to successfully use with a TV. With this much of a difference comparisons may not be valuable to most people. If you are the type to
a: know that you can use a $700 Mac to act as a living room device
b: have $700 to spend and
c: have the technical wherewithal to maintain the device, then you probably are sufficiently knowledgeable about it to be able to make your own informed comparisons based on the article/podcast about the $99 A_TV.
Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:39 PM
Totally apples and oranges. Attaching a computer to a TV is a much more complicated procedure. It requires set-up, you need to have a keyboard and mouse around to control the device when it goes astray (which is often)... they're really not comparable. Attaching a mini to a TV is fun for techy people, but it'll never be a mainstream product like the Apple TV is trying to be.