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theodp (442580) writes "In a move that evokes memories of Steve Ballmer's initial pooh-poohing of the iPhone threat, DirecTV Chairman Michael White downplayed the Apple TV hype, expressing doubts that 'Apple's interface will be so much better than DirecTVs' that people will be willing to pay for an extra box. So, will White's statement — 'It’s hard to see (it) obsoleting our technology' — come back to haunt him?"
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DirecTV CEO Doubts Apple TV Can Beat His Set-Tops

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  • ...I've been a directv subscriber since around 1994 when they had 50,000 customers and have their current HD DVR technology.

    Pro's: nice picture quality, lots of channels, plenty of downloadable shows.

    Cons: Cant stream anything except youtube from a search. No netflix. No hulu. Have to download all shows which can take quite a while and can only start viewing when you have buffered a lot. Most hardware platforms are slower than molasses going uphill on a cold monday morning, and if your brand new HR24 cr

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