The latest additions to XBOP as of today are two articles on the product experience of Apple Macs and also my thoughts of an AirPlay/AppleTV future. I think there is a certain degree of underestimation of Apple and core technologies like AirPlay. Two observations to support this growing trend:
- I know someone who purchased two AppleTV devices so that both TVs in the home could be extended with the content services. This was even before a recent move from PC to Macbook Pro. It was only as part of the conversion process that I offered the advice and demonstrated the ability for Macs to connect via AirPlay for multiple screen purposes.
- I know of two homes recently built where both owners have independently chosen the same Pioneer home theatre package which includes AirPlay technology as an input channel. Both homes have in-built speakers with zoning capability – plus a supporting iOS App to control zoning.
- In one of the homes mentioned in (2), the interim need to physically reconnect the single AppleTV device to the various TVs will undoubtedly lead to the purchase of 2-3 additional devices!
If this encourages/prompts anyone to go out and buy an AppleTV, I would love to hear stories via comments! Thanks.