[mythtv-users] Interesting Reading: Windows Secrets reviews AppleTV and GoogleTV
rodd at clarkson.id.au
Fri Dec 10 21:11:45 UTC 2010
On 10/12/2010 6:30 AM, "Jarod Wilson" <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> On Dec 9, 2010, at 2:10 PM, jedi wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 09, 2010 at 01:24:54PM -0500, Jarod 1
> >> On Dec 9, 2010, at 12:51 PM, 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
> >>>> (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
> >> Or perhaps because its actually a very useful product to them?
> > I might have thought that myself before actually using one.
> > I don't think it would pass the "granny" test. Apple's UI mojo is
> > much overstated. This includes having streaming content associated to
> > PC it came from as well as the need to make sure you have iTunes
> Having iTunes running doesn't seem overly burdensome to me, and if you
> have both iTunes and the AppleTV set for Home Sharing, they find each
> other automatically.
> Configuration issues (or lack thereof in my case) aside, I find the
> box itself to be quite useful and fun to play with. I can stream audio
> and video to it wirelessly from my laptop and my iDevices, as well as
> control it using just an iDevice. I find the netflix ui on it a bit
> more polished than that on either my ps3 or roku hd|xr box, and I
> definitely love the minimal power and space footprints.
And Apple loves it when you decide you'd like to use some non-Apple and you
find that it doesn't work with all their proprietary software/hardware.
Personally I find Apple to be the anti-open source, always trying to lock
you into their products.
> Jarod Wilson, Apple whore
> jarod at wilsonet.com
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