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Old 5th October 2010, 14:37   #1
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Steve Jobs is the only CEO I know of who can stand on stage in front of the world and joke about how one of the products his public company makes is just a hobby. Appleís stock doesnít go down as a result, and the hype surrounding the aforementioned product only gets stronger. Itís well designed, it even seems affordable. The funny part of it all is Mr. Jobs isnít lying. The Apple TV is a hobby, because without stepping on the toes of the content providers Apple canít turn it into anything more.

Itís the first Apple device to use a micro USB connector. Iím not even sure why Apple bothers to include a USB port on this thing. You can argue that itís for firmware updates but thereís also WiFi/Ethernet for that. I canít help but think Apple wants you to hack this thing. Apple puts up a tall enough wall that it can safely argue to the content providers thereís no way a user can easily get pirated content over to the device.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3958/t...tv-2010-review
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no thanks. Not being able to play all your video media without resorting to transcoding is a big pain in the *ss

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There’s just one problem with all of this. While the Apple TV makes you jump through hoops to play your own content, devices like the Popcorn Hour, Patriot Box Office or upcoming Boxee Box will play virtually everything you have, regardless of container or format.
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