Apple pulls planned Apple TV hardware revamp announcement from WWDC

BOOOOO!!! Well, I am glad Apple would pull a product that isn’t ready to make an impact. I hope all the networks holding them back don’t mess things up.

Apple pulls planned Apple TV hardware revamp announcement from WWDC.

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Web TV subscription service for Apple TV not expected to be announced at WWDC

The possible next generation Apple TV looks sleek, but I’m not sure about the remote. The current remote is very easy to use without looking due to the raised and lowered areas. I guess like everything else, overtime you will get the hang of it.

Web TV subscription service for Apple TV not expected to be announced at WWDC.

Tivo OTA or Mini

I have been using a Tivo for over 10 years now and have seen a lot of changes. I started with a series 2 and I now have a 2 tuner Premiere and use it with a home made HDTV antenna I build out of insolation support rods and a 3″ PVC pipe. At the time I had to get the 2 tuner due to it was the only one that would receive OTA and I know I would be cutting the cord over the next year or 2. The best thing about a Tivo is the lifetime subscription, but I feel it’s over priced a little. It helps if you have an older version and get the multi-service discount, but it takes 30 months (5 months to go) to breakeven. Now that’s old in computer years and you are about due for a new unit by then. I do think the Tivo OTA has a great price, but the missing lifetime subscription makes it a NO GO for me. If I wanted to pay month to month I would get cable/satellite at the lowest tier and get the upgrades as they are available. I also like the idea of the Tivo Mini. With a one time buying price its a great option. My older Premiere isn’t compatible with the mini so it isn’t an option. I hope Tivo will look into adding the lifetime subscription to the OTA unit. That might get me to pick one up.