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Apple TV & netflix

14833 Views 25 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2010 5:49 PM by cautherley RSS
  • capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
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    Jun 9, 2010 4:52 PM (in response to Chenks)
    It was a metaphor.
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  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
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    Jun 10, 2010 12:57 AM (in response to capaho)
    capaho wrote:
    It was a metaphor.


    was it?
    it was the quoting of "ifs and buts" that doesn't make sense to me.
    maybe the term i used isn't widely used outside of the UK.
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  • capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
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    Jun 10, 2010 2:27 AM (in response to Chenks)
    It was in reference to your earlier comment regarding the ongoing need for set top boxes in the U.K., which I didn't quote, so I suppose it was an inadvertent enigmatic metaphor.
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  • patrick breitenbach Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
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    Aug 30, 2010 10:41 PM (in response to mxmmm)
    It doesn't make any sense to integrate set-top device functionality into TVs. Set-top devices will continue to be extremely prevalent. There's very little benefit to integrating this functionality into the TV and you lose the ability to shop around for the set-top device functionality.
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  • ChefCookie Calculating status...
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    Aug 31, 2010 5:42 AM (in response to capaho)
    I think you're missing the point, capho. Sure the technology exists, and sure it can and will be done with just your TV, but that will probably never be the only option out there... We are a diverse species and because we are, it is highly unlikely that set top boxes will become dinosaurs. We crave diversity and control and not all of us drop everything and buy the newest TV as soon as it comes out, even though the one we have works fine (I even know some people who still adore their tube screen TVs!). In fact, I think the kind of people who don't throw away their TV just because a newer kind is available are in the majority, so set top boxes are going to be alive and strong for quite a while....

    Watch your arrogance too, that "candle backlighting" comment is unnecessary.
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  • HondaChuck Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2010 4:06 AM (in response to mxmmm)
    Now that Apple is announcing a new version of Apple TV that will stream Netflix, will previous Apple TV's be capable of using the Netflix app?
    What about Pandora?
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  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
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    Sep 1, 2010 4:19 AM (in response to HondaChuck)
    HondaChuck wrote:
    Now that Apple is announcing a new version of Apple TV that will stream Netflix, will previous Apple TV's be capable of using the Netflix app?
    What about Pandora?


    apple actually hasn't announced anything yet.
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  • proximus Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Sep 1, 2010 12:37 PM (in response to mxmmm)
    For Netflix streaming to not be available on 1st generation Apple TV's would be a huge disappointment.
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  • Beavis Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2010 12:59 PM (in response to proximus)
    I agree. I bought an Apple TV earlier this year for a TV that doesn't have HDMI or Optical audio. I would love Netflix and the other new features, but I can't afford a new TV.

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  • Maneesh Pangasa Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2010 4:30 PM (in response to mxmmm)
    I encourage everyone with an existing Apple TV wanting a software update with some new features like Netflix (any that are manageable) to write Apple go to www.apple.com/feedback and click the Apple TV link to request Apple issue a software update for existing Apple TVs telling them how disappointed you'd be without the update and how you have an existing Apple TV that works and don't want to buy the new one. An AppleCare tech support technician recommended I do so and I did.
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  • cautherley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 1, 2010 5:49 PM (in response to Maneesh Pangasa)
    so it is official that there is no update for the existing Apple TV to incorporate the new features announced today? also anyone know if they will discontinue the purchasing feature of film and TV shows given that the new ATV is rental only?
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