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Thread: Why Apple or Anyone Needs to Disrupt the Boring World of TV Technology

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    Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
    A lot of TVs now come web enabled with apps. Not sure what Apple thinks they can do. Plus, PS3s and XBOXs bring even more to the TV scene besides games.
    That's right they do. But as he mentioned in the article, those smart tv interfaces suck. Mine is so slow and clunky. Forget actually watching a YouTube clip on it. I'd rather use the BluRay interface than the tvs. It's actually not half bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray View Post
    Samsung just released something that does that. So Apple wouldn't be the first.
    Expand on this, what do they have? Not being a ****, I'm honestly curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofolo View Post
    Apple have never innovated. They simply get existing technologies, wait until they're good enough, or develop them till they're good enough, then refine the software and drivers that use the technology.
    They are, by no means, innovators.
    Ignorance at its finest

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    No, we wouldn't pay $20 per month per channel. The price should probably be between $2-$3 per channel per month, especially given the amount of advertising on these channels. And that is on the high end, for the best of the best, Disney Channel, HBO, Cinemax, etc.

    Channels that are watched less frequently should probably be $0.99 or less per month. The reality is that cable charges too much for a lot of junk that you don't want.

    Better still, if these options were on Hulu or Netflix, then I would be fine with that and I could watch on my schedule, not theirs. Some of them already are, but it would be nice to have more of them.

    If I were to get cable, etc. all that I would want from it is: History Channel, Disney Channel, Food Network, HGTV and Animal Planet. The rest that I want can already be obtained on Roku, Hulu Plus, Netflix and/or Over the Air Television with nothing more than a pair of rabbit ears.

    If I combine my Hulu Plus and Netflix subscriptions, my T.V. costs us about $15 per month. The cheapest Cable/Satellite solution here runs about $50 per month. For those keeping up, that means a savings of about $420 per year.

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    I too would only pay for the very few channels I watch. History Channel, Food Network, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, TLC, Comedy Central, and to a less extent, Speed TV aka NASCRAP TV, but only for Formula1 and MotoGP. In fact, I would rather have a dedicated channel/app from FIA/FIM for F1 and MotoGP.

    Just about everything else on TV is crap. I don't watch any "reality" shows, and I LOATHE MTV for starting it all! Right now, I don't pay for cable, and haven't done so in a long while. It's just not worth it. Any tv shows that I miss/want to watch, I'll just go to Hulu, Youtube, or just download torrents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpjunkie View Post
    Your comment isn't very innovative, anyways, I would like to see an 80-100 inch screen as thin as paper that I can roll up like a poster and throw in the back of my car and take it to my friends house then unroll it and tack it to the wall. I'd rather have a display do one thing, display. I would rather buy external devices such as an apple tv or roku. I will never understand gimmicks like waving your arms or talking to a tv, what's the point? Rather develop eye sensing tech like Steven Hawkings uses to change channels.
    That would be AWESOME check this out. I think this is what you have in mind. ME TOO!

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