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12-25-2010, 11:11 AM #1
Google TV Reeling from Dismal Sales, Apple TV Popularity
Those who suspected Google TV would blow Apple TV out of the water are effectively eating their words on the heels of news that Apple TV has thumped Google TV to such an extent that the product, it's makers, and suppliers are reeling from the platform's less than stellar sales.
According to DigiTimes, Logitech has ceased shipments of its Revue Google TV boxes for the time being, awaiting Google's software update. The report notes that Logitech's supplier, Gigabyte Technology, has suffered financial setbacks due to the halted distribution. The situation, however, isn't likely to improve for some time as Google may not issue the software update until late winter or early spring.
Despite high hopes, sales of Google TV have largely fallen flat according to industry and analyst estimates, a reality addressed by Sony's own decision to reduce the price of its branded Google TV product. There are also reports that efforts are underway to conceal the Google TV branding until the brand's image improves. Google, in fact, is rumored to have suggested to its various licensees that it may be wise to hide their Google TV-based set top boxes at January's CES.
Sales of Apple TV, on the other hand, have been consistent and impressive, with one million units sold to date. According to Apple, the $99 Apple TV - which lets users watch HD movies, TV shows, and stream content from Netflix, YouTube, Flickr and MobileMe - has exploded to such a degree that users are now renting and purchasing over 400,000 TV episodes and over 150,000 movies per day.
12-25-2010, 11:15 AM #2
This is exactly what Steve Jobs said would happen while on stage at the All Things Digital conference last year.
12-25-2010, 11:17 AM #3
But doesn't the Google TV have more features?
12-25-2010, 11:21 AM #4
12-25-2010, 11:23 AM #5
People need to stop doubting my boy Steve... when it comes to this tech game, he knows which cards to play...as ricky bobby would say... "he's a winner Chip"!
12-25-2010, 11:40 AM #6
I hope that ATV2 gets some more features. I have ATV Flash Black on it, so that will hold me for a while.
I do love the Kevin Bacon playing a Kevin Bacon fan commercials! LOL
12-25-2010, 11:53 AM #7
12-25-2010, 12:29 PM #8
based on the pic, is google cooperating with sony to produce their own googleTV ?
12-25-2010, 12:33 PM #9
i own a ATV2 and rarely use it...still like it for its price
12-25-2010, 12:35 PM #10
I have an Apple TV, NOT impressed of it but for the 99$ price tag it is worth the nice price! And I would LOVE to have an Google TV.
12-25-2010, 12:37 PM #11
My blu ray player does all that... Don't see the point in Apple TV... or Google TV
12-25-2010, 12:57 PM #12
12-25-2010, 01:05 PM #13
I haven't found a reason to buy it yet, but as for the guy who said why not use a laptop if your at home? These sets are alot less expensive then a decent laptop so for someone who just watches YouTube and stuff then a 99$ device that can stream YouTube to a tv for a while famiy to enjoy a video is cool. To the people who own one, what is your favorite and most used feature?
12-25-2010, 01:10 PM #14
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12-25-2010, 01:41 PM #15
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12-25-2010, 02:15 PM #17
Plex is by far my most used.
12-25-2010, 02:22 PM #18
Really? 400,000 TV episodes are being rented! Has any of those people ever heard of basic cable? a DVR for that matter? Has anyone ever heard of auto record? Lolz $99 to replace your channels into apps... Amazing
12-25-2010, 03:41 PM #19
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12-25-2010, 04:12 PM #20