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The Washington Post unearthed this bit about Steve Jobs' attitude towards an Apple-branded television set:

"He very much wanted to do for television sets what he had done for computers, music players, and phones: make them simple and elegant," Isaacson wrote.

Isaacson continued: "‘I'd like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,' he told me. ‘It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud.' No longer would users have to fiddle with complex remotes for DVD players and cable channels. ‘It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.'"

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Would love to see what Apple could do in this market. Me thinks that if Jobs really said "I finally cracked it.", we're in store for something a lot bigger than an Apple TV jammed into a flat panel.
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Jobs was certainly an innovator. I would have loved to have seen this product completed and put a little heat (competition) on the other electronics companies.
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so he wants AppleTv built into a TV? Because "Smart" TV's already exist with netflix, facebook, twitter, and other streaming services.

Don't get me wrong. It would probably be fantastic, but people can already do this.
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I could see myself getting one. It all depend in what it can do. Also a TV is all bout looks and Apple is all about looks.
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You couldn't afford it. $10,000 for a 40" I'm guessing.
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Quote:
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You couldn't afford it. $10,000 for a 40" I'm guessing.
Considering the prices of TVs are going down i would guess $999 starting price.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
Considering the prices of TVs are going down i would guess $999 starting price.
The problem is people would pay a lot more for a TV branded Apple. Few companies would sell their products for less than people are willing to pay
     
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I think ill stick with my 65" Samsung thanks, all ready has everything his talking about.

http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/t...ail&returnurl=
    
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Microsoft has already innovated here in Xbox 360. It's a far superior hub of entertainment than AppleTV is/was.

Besides, the best panel that I've ever laid eyes on was a

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
I think ill stick with my 65" Samsung thanks, all ready has everything his talking about.

http://www.samsung.com/ca/consumer/t...ail&returnurl=
Ive got the 55" 7000
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