/2017/09/thoughts_on_apple_tv_4k

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anonymous:
So the Nilay Patel's luke warm review specifically called out some of the issues with 4K content, which is the chief reason you'd presumably want an Apple TV 4K. Gruber's review only discusses interface and GeekBench scores (?!) since he doesn't even have a 4K TV, but then recommends that you upgrade anyway despite Patel's reservations?

I own a FireTV and it supports 4K YouTube and a broader variety of content providers (sans iTunes, which I own very little content on), and I actually find the interface quite nice, especially since it cost half of what the Apple TV 4K runs.
11:19 pm — Thursday, 21 September 2017
ano:
> In terms of user-interface, Apple TV is clearly the best

Except for the fucking god awful remote. Everyone knows it's bad. Everyone knows it represents a confluence of Apple's worst design habits, and yet Apple refuses to admit it.

Apple in this era would double down on the hockey puck mouse.
12:02 am — Friday, 22 September 2017
To Be Fair:
On the most recent episode of "The Talk Show," Gruber mentions how he buys most of his films and TV shows through iTunes.

Who the fuck does that? It's a completely idiotic choice.
12:03 am — Friday, 22 September 2017
FuzzyPuffin:
>Apple in this era would double down on the hockey puck mouse.

Even Apple "improved" the hockey puck with an orientation dent before they nixed it.
12:14 am — Friday, 22 September 2017
anon:
I buy my movies and TV shows through iTunes. Where should I be buying them?
12:19 am — Friday, 22 September 2017
Dangling Felcherballs:
"In terms of user-interface, Apple TV is clearly the best."

Just the breezy, ignorant, arrogance of it. He's clearly not used any of the others in any real sense. Many of the 'derivative' alternatives, as he so dismissively puts it, have interfaces every bit as good as Apple TV. The Fire interface is great - bright, colorful, logical. The voice search has been perfect for at least a year, probably longer. It just doesn't make errors (at least in my experience).

This greasy slug is becoming more pathological by the month. He's so sure Apple are the greatest that he feels he doesn't even owe the competition a glance.

Clearly the best? You could argue it's the best, sure - go ahead. But 'clearly'? You're an idiot.






9:08 am — Friday, 22 September 2017
Patrick Henry, the 2nd:
I'd love to get an Apple TV 4K to upgrade over my ATV3, and I was considering, but these reviews make me question that.

The remote fucking SUCKS.

Apparently the 4K issue sucks.

No Amazon.

And I have Roku 3. The interface is FINE. Maybe not the greatest ever, but its FINE.

Come on Apple, get your head out of your ASS.
2:43 pm — Friday, 22 September 2017
ass:
Clearly the best:

https://www.theverge.com/2016/12/14/13938628/apple-tv-app-amazon-fire-netflix-cable-streaming
5:27 pm — Friday, 22 September 2017
anonymous:
He earns a shit ton of money and doesn't have a 4k TV? What does he do with his money (apart from drink it)
7:20 am — Tuesday, 26 September 2017
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