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Do not want.
Do not need.
A few steps too far.
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Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post
This is easily overcome by cancelling out the same signal output from the TV into the mic line...
Um...no? Noise cancelling microphones, directional microphones, etc. are good but far from perfect. They still pick up disturbances. I like to watch movies loud, very loud and I'm sitting with speakers in front of me and behind me, noises, dialog, etc., all kinds of stuff that can be interpreted for commands or simply deafen out my commands. Like I said, "talking" to your TV will work if you have a mic in your hand to speak into which is kinda pointless or if you are intending to use this just for general crap like watching news.
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Just think of the price.... it probably won't even have any HDMI ports but I bet it'll have Thunderbolt.
    
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Originally Posted by xenophobe View Post
Will it compare to my 64" Samsung plasma in visual quality?


Of course not.

Do not want....
It depends who they use as their OEM. Most people guess they will use a pre-existing provider, but they may pull a fast one and go for someone like Panasonic. If they use a plasma from Panasonic's VT30 series it may just beat your Sammy.

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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post
LG makes their panels IIRC.
Yep, LG provides high resolution IPS panels for Apple, NEC, and Dell. But, I think Samsung will be a better OEM because of their larger presence in the TV market.

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So people will buy an Apple TV's when people did not buy 3D TV's? I also wonder how they will fair against all the services provided by telcos, cable companies, and game consoles.
I don't think that is a fair comparison. Now if you replaced "3D" with "Google" than that would make a better argument.

3DTV has never really been a favorite of consumers because of the need for the user to compromise by wearing glasses and overall poor implementation. The glasses tend to be bulky, uncomfortable, and require you to plug them in for recharging. More comfortable glasses are coming out but a universal standard hasn't been adopted yet. Plus, 3D is poorly implemented throughout the hardware and media. Issues of people getting headaches, to flickering, and crosstalk still exist. The lack of 3D media along with the quality of how the media is being produced doesn't help the adoption rate especially so soon after most people moved to HD.

I think having Apple in the TV market will motivate the industry to move forward in some areas such as network interfaces and device integration. Right now we see device integration on very small levels.
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Yep, LG provides high resolution IPS panels for Apple, NEC, and Dell. But, I think Samsung will be a better OEM because of their larger presence in the TV market.



I don't think that is a fair comparison. Now if you replaced "3D" with "Google" than that would make a better argument.
LG < Samsung

I don't think Apple's TV will be 3D. I mean the iPhone 4S isn't even 4G and Apple's not really about having the newest technology if they don't think it'll be popular. Although, they did start using Thunderbolt. I really don't care about 3D, only picture quality. I have a 3D plasma in my bedroom but I don't even have the glasses, I just bought it for the picture quality.
    
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TV wont hear me over the volume...
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Calibration will be necessary to compensate for the acoustic qualities of the room and the sound system. And the mic would have to have enough SNR to notice changes in amplitude at very high volumes. Calibration might be slightly extensive using frequency and amplitude sweeps to fully characterize all the acoustic properties.
If the Tv will be "smart".. nevermind its useless.

Its not hard to understand that if the TV has something like Siri, I'm sure it will do its own RMC on command, or if it notices these imperfections.
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lol!

Something tells me Apple would be 100% certain they fix that before they sell them.
    
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Try to remember that scene from Star Wars Revenge of the Sith when the newly created Darth Vader screams "Noooo!" after the Emperor lies to him about Padme's death.
I believe this is what you're looking for.
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Oh, that will be SWEET!

I wonder how Siri will work while watching a movie though.

"SIRI! SIRI CAN YOU HEAR ME?! TURN IT DOWN! GOD DAMMIT TURN IT DOWN MY EARS ARE BLEEDING!"
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