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AppleTV one small step toward Web-a-vision era

9/1/2010 07:53 PM EDT
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Mark Wehrmeister
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Mark Wehrmeister   9/3/2010 5:30:06 AM
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I like the idea of creating a standard web server interface for a remote control in all new devices and no longer supplying IR remote controls with each audio/video component. The IR remote controls clutter up our family rooms and cause great confusion. If I could use a hand held device like my iPhone to control my home theater it would be great. I can already use it to add movies to my Netflix instant queue but have to set it down to actually watch the movie on my home theater.

LarryM99
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LarryM99   9/2/2010 1:53:21 AM
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I am very glad to see that the industry is exploring alternative remote control interfaces. I know that IR remotes are cheap and familiar, but they are long overdue for a tech refresh. If they do it right they have a shot at tremendously increasing the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) of complex home theater systems. Larry M.

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chanj0   9/1/2010 11:18:28 PM
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There are a lot of products out there are already doing what Apple TV can do such as PS3, a Panasonic TV and Samsung TV. I have no doubt that Apple TV will still have some market value. In addition, there are a lot of challenges. They include QoS which comes down the bandwidth of the "pipe". Will ISP business model be changed to accommodate the demand of different Internet services?

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_hm   9/1/2010 9:37:18 PM
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If I have in my home multiple (03) PCs or Mac with multiple (03) HD TVs connected to three Apple TVs, how this configuration will work? Will bandwidth be problem to watch HD programs?

rick merritt
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rick merritt   9/1/2010 8:39:48 PM
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