[mythtv-users] Interesting Reading: Windows Secrets reviews AppleTV and GoogleTV

Atlanta Geek atlantageek at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 19:04:53 UTC 2010

I'm not an apple fanboy. I dont own an iphone (That works anyway) but
I do love my 2010 Mac mini.
I havent found anything else that can compete as well as a
huludesktop/setop machine for the price. And it doesnt run windows.

I tried 0.23 on the box but the remote did not work with it.  0.24 has
a fix but I'm reluctant to upgrade.

I guess the point is that with the mac mini (And now even the ipad)
Apple is becoming a good value player.

If anyone knows of a better mythtv/huludesktop frontend let me know.

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Thursday, December 09, 2010 10:51:48 am Ben Kamen wrote:
>> On 12/9/2010 11:45 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
>> > What the article tells me is that neither an Apple TV or Google TV
>> > is what I want.
>> >
>> > PlayON provides much more, for much less, and of course is not even
>> > mentioned in the article.
>> >
>> > I'm not going to pay $0.99 for a TV show, nor am I going to accept
>> > something that's actively being fought by a major programming
>> > provider (GoogleTV and Hulu).
>> Exactly.
>> But you know we're going to end up a minority again as I think we are
>> easily flushed out by the scads of Apple-ites... They will buy just
>> cause it's got that logo on it.
> There has to be some limit to the amount of money Apple can glean (read:
> extort) from it's fans. After you buy an iPhone, an iPad, an iPod, pay
> for content from iTunes and shell out for each minor OS upgrade you
> don't have much left.
> Once again Apple is trying to get a free ride on someone else's
> infrastructure, look what they did to AT&T, who is probably doing a
> serious re-think about the wisdom of fighting to get the iPhone
> exclusive.
>> As for the Google platform... Yikes.
> Yeah, I expected them to at least do a little better, the Google name
> won't carry much weight, and the total lack of standardization will just
> confuse the bajeebers out of everyone.
> New ideas in communications always seem to lead to bizarre
> implementations. Initially the telephoning of Operas and other musical
> performances was seen as the way to riches, the idea of two-way
> conversations only came later, after a method of charging for it was
> developed.
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