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Offline frblckstr1

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AppleTV debuts
« on: January 10, 2007, 12:17:59 PM »
http://www.apple.com/appletv/specs.html



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Video formats supported: H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): 640 by 480, 30 fps, LC version of Baseline Profile; 320 by 240, 30 fps, Baseline profile up to Level 1.3; 1280 by 720, 24 fps, Progressive Main Profile. MPEG-4: 640 by 480, 30 fps, Simple Profile

Sigh, tought I could finally replace my Pinnacle SC200... nope.


Surprise thing though: it connects to Mac and PC.

Offline chera

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007, 07:59:50 PM »
I wasn't so impressed with this... it's basically a way of letting you see your iTunes Music Store video downloads on your TV.

In itself, Apple TV is basically just a wireless router with a 720p decoder chip.

Mediagate has been offering similar products for quite some time now, although theirs tend to throw in an HDD enclosure as well.

Offline amuse

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 08:00:40 PM »
Overpriced and useless for anyone who has a video card with proper outputs to connect to a tv. I guess the only advantage is wirelessly streaming it to your tv? But I believe there are other devices that do it already...
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 01:45:06 AM »
a little late there. I think only people who know nothing other than things called i(insert name here) will bother getting it. At least it looks nice :lol:

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