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New Apple TV on hold pending a deal with Time Warner Cable

Discussion in 'IPTV Hardware' started by Athlon646464, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    New Apple TV on hold pending a deal with Time Warner Cable

    Apple is currently in talks with Time Warner Cable, among other programming partners, to add video content to the set-top box before releasing the next version.

    Wherever Time Warner Cable may have been headed in talks with Apple, word of a pending acquisition by fellow cabler Comcast certainly seems to complicate things. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal chimes in with its own set of anonymous sources, talking about how Apple has refocused its TV efforts to work with TV providers, rather than trying to replace them....

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  2. Bambler

    Bambler Legend

    May 30, 2006
    Makes you wonder with Comcast's snazzy new X1 and their own push for over the top type services, that they will shun Apple completely.

    Comcast is really making a push to be a part of every conceivable realm of broadcast entertainment, be it traditional cable, internet and now over the top. Hedging bets? Kind of smart I guess. If they are able to hook you on one of their elements, the chances of up selling all of their products (bundled) goes up.

    Surprising how innovative and aggressive they've become. Even their customer service is better than what it used to be, although I can't speak for the quality of their service beyond my immediate area, although I have no complaints here.
  3. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    I'd hardly call Apple TV a set-top box. It's about the size of a hockey puck. It has a tiny remote but works much better with an Apple mobile app on my iPod Touch than the included remote. The current Apple TV already supports a lot of video.

    I can also play Amazon Instant Videos using either my iPod Touch or Kindle Fire through the Apple TV to my Sony HD.
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Yes, that works nicely over WiFi. Is that how ATV gets commands from the remote? Or is it IR, RF or ??
  5. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Remote is ir. It works great for me don't know why anyone would have issues unless it's it issues.
  6. Bambler

    Bambler Legend

    May 30, 2006
    Kind of reiterates my thoughts: Comcast wants to dominate everything and doesn't want Apple, Google or anyone else for that matter meddling. Whether they are successful remains to be seen, especially if AppleTV or Chromecast continue to gain in popularity.

    The lynchpin for both, in my opinion, is to copy Netflix. Apple already has one of the biggest multimedia stores in the world with iTunes, but everything there has to be purchased discretely and linearly. If Apple opened up that store to a subscription base model, watch out in my opinion. It may gain so much steam that these companies wouldn't have a choice whether to play ball or not.


  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    I like using the iPhone as a remote, just because if you need to type something, you can use the phone's virtual keyboard. beats clicking around to type anything!

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