Would You Buy an AppleTV?

Remember a few years back before we had the iPad? Rumors were swirling about the latest new Apple product, and how it was going to revolutionize everything we did. Well, it did that, and now we’re hearing similar rumors about an AppleTV — a real, physical, 40-inches and up television that has all the great features of the current AppleTV 2, but it’s, well, a television.

As they say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire, it’s looking like an AppleTV may be on the horizon. What do you think? If one existed, would you buy it? Let us know in the poll to the right.

  • http://www.metzener.com/ Dave M.

    I doesn’t make any sense for Apple to put out a Television with an AppleTV built-in. They have a wonderful $99 set-top box that does some amazing things.

    A Television would be in the $1,000 to $2,000 range. More importantly, people just don’t go out and buy Televisions every year. I bought my 42″ LCD screen 7 years ago and I don’t plan on getting a new one for probably 7 more.

    You can’t keep coming out with Televisions every year and expect people to rush out and buy the latest model, like they do for the iPhone.

    However, if Apple came out with a newer model of AppleTV (set-top box) that supported Siri (or other voice command system) and enhanced user interface, etc… I would snap that up in a heart beat. $99 is way easier to spend year after year than $1,000-$2,000!

  • http://www.webmaster-source.com redwall_hp

    Where’s the option for “why would I buy a TV in this day and age?” I think a lot of people under 30 don’t have cable, don’t watch inconvenient and content-lacking broadcast TV, and get everything online. The only reason to have one is to have a more convenient viewing angle if you’re watching with other people, in which case you just run a video cable from your computer to a cheap television.

    • http://www.metzener.com/ Dave M.

      That’s the point of the AppleTV. What you are watching is not cable/satellite, but iTunes/Netflix and hopefully Hulu.

      If I were in need of a new television, I might very well consider an AppleTV over any of the other offerings. However, that would mean that Apple stopped selling the $99 AppleTV and my current AppleTV died.

      Also, viewing angle is one part, picture size is another. You are very unlikely to see a 42″ or bigger computer screen. Plus, before the AppleTV, I had my MacBook hooked up to my 42″ LCD screen.

      Also, I don’t have cable or satellite. I use Hulu(PS3) and Netflix as well as purchasing shows I can’t get through Hulu/Netflix and use the OTA antenna to watch any live sports on our local channels.

  • Adam Micevski

    Apparently Steve Jobs figured was going to revolutionise the TV (in his biography). That’s good enough for me.

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