Eyes on the next Apple TV
Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:24 AM
I agree that apple releasing a device that has you spend $1000+ on a new display is well off the mark, how many would they sell? Now look at a $99 ATV#(?) that connects with a single cable to your current HDTV... how many would they sell??? 100/200 Million :-)
We've all seen they can do live video with the current ATV(paul mccartney concert) there is no reason at all they can't do everything else as well, they just need a little help from the networks(ie. get the dollars and cents figued out)
Apple.... the audience is listening.... and waiting
Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:31 AM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:39 AM
Apple's not going to "make people" buy a new device at all. They really don't have the power to do that. But they *can* provide an awful lot of incentive to get existing owners to upgrade and, even more, entice those who don't already have one to think about it.
Sadly, I'm not in the target demographic. I'd like to get an AppleTV. The first one didn't do what I wanted. The current one doesn't connect to my TV and isn't by itself enough to convince me to buy a new one. I'm not buying a multi-hundred-dollar dongle to enable a $100 media conduit.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:52 AM
And I'll be shocked if it doesn't come with an App store.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:05 AM
Really? BluRay delivers true HDTV and 5.1 surround sound, and it's now been available for years and is well placed/entrenched in the marketplace. What's Apple got? The inferior end of the stick at 720 and stereo. Inferior. Let that word sink in. How well for how long does an Apple product sell when it provides an inferior experience? Just wait until the next iteration of HD is launched (late 2013/early 2014 according what I last read) and watch the data transfer rates for video soar. iTV will have to keep up or go into the dust bin of poor product execution.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:11 AM
Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:12 AM