AppleTV Take 3

The language of Apple’s iPad video has me wondering if Apple may be thinking iPad as a long term direction for AppleTV.

The technology for wirelessly sending a 1080P signal to a receiver connected to a HDTV is maturing.  802.11N is fast enough to stream compressed HD video (from a Time Capsule or Mac Mini Home Server…or North Carolina) and, at some point soon, Apple’s mobile processors will be able to do the heavy lifting of putting a compressed HD stream wirelessly onto a 1080P screen.

This all seems like a generation away at the most, technically speaking.  iPad would be the remote that is actually powering the content.  I like it.

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