Apple TV commercial

10 04 2007

Yesterday Apple started airing a commercial for their Apple TV product. To those who don’t yet know, this is a little box that sits under your TV and plays all the TV and movies in your itunes library, either streamed over wifi or stored locally on it’s pathetically small HDD. Nothing that an ipod and an RCA cable couldn’t do almost as well, if slightly less conveniently. The commercial makes no attempt to explain the products capabilities either, leaving people emailing me to ask if they can watch Newsnight on Apple TV.

But recently there has been great effort to hack the Apple TV box, and certain dedicated fanboys have managed to install a larger hard drive, make it run OS X, install the xviD/divX codecs, even get NES emulation up and running, although why you would want that is anyones guess. Anywho, its starting to look like a the cheapest mac available. If any of these things floats your boat and you have a large collection of TV/movies on iTunes waiting to be unleashed on some humungous LCD, Apple TV might be worth the $299/£199 Steve Jobs is asking for it. Watch the commercial after the jump.

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10 04 2007
Edward Lacdao

Macs are overpriced anyways!

10 04 2007
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[…] Aaron Barnhart wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptYesterday Apple started airing a commercial for their Apple TV product. To those who don’t yet know, this is a little box that sits under your TV and plays all the TV and movies in your itunes library, either streamed over wifi or … […]

10 04 2007
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[…] Aaron Barnhart wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptYesterday Apple started airing a commercial for their Apple TV product. To those who don’t yet know, this is a little box that sits under your TV and plays all the TV and movies in your itunes library, either streamed over wifi or … […]

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