[FoRK] Who Else Ordered an AppleTV?

Ian Andrew Bell < hello at ianbell.com > on > Tue Jan 9 15:17:16 PST 2007

AND your XBOX 360 also heats your home if you leave it on long enough!

Sell your furnace.

-Ian.
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On 9-Jan-07, at 1:46 PM, Jeffrey Kay wrote:

> Looks like my Xbox 360 already does everything this does for about  
> the same
> price ($299 for a base Xbox).  And my Xbox plays games too.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fork-bounces at xent.com [mailto:fork-bounces at xent.com] On  
> Behalf Of Owen
> Byrne
> Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 1:29 PM
> Cc: fork at xent.com
> Subject: Re: [FoRK] Who Else Ordered an AppleTV?
>
> Lack of DVR functions made me less than overwhelmed at the apple tv  
> thing.
> Owen
>
>
> Eugen Leitl wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 11:45:33AM -0800, Ian Andrew Bell wrote:
>>
>>> Basically Apple would be hard pressed to market anything at the $299
>>> price threshold that I WOULDN'T buy.
>>>
>>
>> I'm a bit underwhelmed (I expected a MacBook tablet, and now I'm
>> disappointed). The Apple TV is apparently not a cheaper Mac mini,
>> and I still haven't gotten one (the G4 iBook still suffices for
>> my needs). Don't see much point in the iPhone, too, I already got
>> a smartphone with paired Bluetooth GPS and a headset, a 1.3 MPixel  
>> cam
>> and 1 GByte of flash, which does pretty much all this thing does,
>> albeit with more clunk and way less glitz.
>>
>> A detachable hires eyepiece and enough accelerometers for dead  
>> reckoning
>> (I'd settle for a Bluetooth GPS velcroed to the hat) as well as a  
>> Twiddler
>
>> interface with some 8-10 h runtime would be exciting.
>>
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