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Re: Apple TV's Pretty, but Xbox 360 Delivers Where It Counts
Posted by yoshikodixson on 2007-04-05 10:41:57
In reply to Peter Svensson
Most consumers are not HDTV geeks. Ease of access is the problem AppleTV solves both first and best. The audiophiles sang the same song about MP3 "being worse" than CDs when the iPod first arrived, ten years before that is was CDs are "worse" than vinyl.
Only self-important blow-hards will reject the AppleTV based on "quality" of picture. Most people will not care about that. For most people the issue whether or not to buy an AppleTV will really be whether or not the selection of video available on iTunes suits their interest.
The Wii is another example of this. It has outsold the Xbox360 (and Xbox360 has had *over a year* head start) not because the "quality" of Wii graphics is better than Xbox360, but because the Wii is more "fun" and actually targeted to play games that people are interested in and not just ones that "look cool".
iTunes will sell HD quality video eventually, as soon as the studios recognize that it is in their best interest to do so. Until then i am quite satisfied that for $299 i can now just point and click whenever I want to watch The Wrath of Khan without having to hunt around for the aging DVD.




 * Topic  Author  Date
Re: Apple TV's Pretty, but Xbox 360 Delivers Where It Counts  Peter Svensson  2007-04-05 05:04:31
Re: Apple TV's Pretty, but Xbox 360 Delivers Where It Counts  jimnemo  2007-04-09 05:01:59
Re: Apple TV's Pretty, but Xbox 360 Delivers Where It Counts  yoshikodixson  2007-04-05 10:41:57
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