Analyst: Apple to Make HDTVs by 2011

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tayb

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They already make 30" displays but I don't know if they have coaxial, composite, or HDMI inputs. Knowing Apple it is probably a display-port only. Unsurprisingly, the 30" model costs $1,800 + tax which in the non-Apple world of displays would probably get you a nice 52" LCD.
 

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Great, I've been looking for a horribly overpriced underspecced T.V to waste hug amounts of money on (not). At least they wont be able to call it iTV as that's a uk TV station.

On another note, here in the UK, people who want really a DVR usually have a paid T.V service such as Sky all of which come with a free (inclusive) DVR as part of the set top box anyway.
 

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Searched for 52" 1080p LCD TV's in the price range. With the TV you get 1920x1080 resolution, slower response time and bigger pixel pitch numbers. With the Apple 30" display you get 2560x1600 resolution and faster response time and smaller pixel pitch. They are not really comparable honestly. one is designed for computer graphics professionals and one is just made to be just good enough to do the 1080p standard well.
 

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I agree with apache, I prefer to use Windows over apple for media, now these graphic design types will always disagree, but i`m not making video, i`m watching it, so I could care less about this spec or that, give me 1080p and h264 and FLAC and i`m happy.
 

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The last thing I need is someone controlling what I watch and what it costs me. If Apple follows it's normal business model, the TV would be locked to iTunes and nothing else. Apple thrives on those who can't handle things that are mildly complicated. Sort of a blonds' best friend. I don't buy Apple because I don't like being told I can't do something.
It is like control freak big brother saying you can't unlock your phone, change your battery, add flash memory to your phone, choose the cell phone service provider you wish, run OSX on a PC, access iTunes with any pmp device you wish, author applications for you phone without their consent and on and on it goes. The worst part is they charge you more for less.
I suppose they do well because of the overall laziness of modern society. There are a lot of people out there that just can't handle making their own choices or are just too lazy to do so.
Me, I prefer freedom even if it means things could get a bit complicated and I might have to apply a little effort to get something done.
 
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I'm sure apple TV's will only cost $5,000,000,000 each and that would be the cost for the 42". The bigger ones are a completely different story... basically you need Bill Gates kind of money to buy one.
 

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omg, this thing is going to be $4,000+ just for an average mainstream 42" screen and hardware thats bundled in a anodized unibody aluminum case that has a little black apple logo on the bottom. I'm rather happy with our $1200 50" 720p Samsung Plasma.
 

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[citation][nom]yesca_mezcal[/nom]I agree with apache, I prefer to use Windows over apple for media, now these graphic design types will always disagree, but i`m not making video, i`m watching it, so I could care less about this spec or that, give me 1080p and h264 and FLAC and i`m happy.[/citation]

What about Eye TV plug in to Coax then to Mac Via FireWire or USB
 

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the only thing apple is truly good for is taking the same products anyone else could make, and adding a premium price tag and giving us less hardware... i only feel sad for the people dumb enough to buy them.

welcome to the apple store, where you pay more for less, how far can you bend over so we can see just how much shaft you can take.
 

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[citation][nom]kelfen[/nom]considering apples track record... HDTV's would be worst than those overpriced underspec nootbook's.[/citation]

$7000 46 inch TV, what are you thinking? Oh your not thinking TV cost go down 80% in 2 years you think anyone is going price the HDTV at $7000 for a 46 inch?
Stop the worthless Apple hate
 

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Apple hate? No, it's the fact. Hey if you want to pay double price just for the brand name and looks, go for it -- it's your money not mine.
 

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[citation][nom]tayb[/nom]They already make 30" displays but I don't know if they have coaxial, composite, or HDMI inputs. Knowing Apple it is probably a display-port only. Unsurprisingly, the 30" model costs $1,800 + tax which in the non-Apple world of displays would probably get you a nice 52" LCD.[/citation]
What 52" screen can you buy for $1800 that uses a 2560 x 1600 resolution?
 

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Send me the money in unmarked bills I will have right to you. LOL Last I heard WD had a 50 inch for $200,000
That was like 6 years ago
 

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[citation][nom]tayb[/nom]They already make 30" displays but I don't know if they have coaxial, composite, or HDMI inputs. [/citation]

It seems to me that they're planning to launch their own on-demand channel, not launching a physical TV. They are trying to sell digital content to you, and the box you pay to have is just extra for them.
 

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[citation][nom]rtfm[/nom]Great, I've been looking for a horribly overpriced underspecced T.V to waste hug amounts of money on (not). At least they wont be able to call it iTV as that's a uk TV station.On another note, here in the UK, people who want really a DVR usually have a paid T.V service such as Sky all of which come with a free (inclusive) DVR as part of the set top box anyway.[/citation]

Don't be so sure. They'll probably do it, then sue the UK station to change their name just like they did with "iPhone."
 
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