In an interview with Pocket-Link, Chris Moseley Samsung’s AV Product Manager is not a bit worried about the rumored Apple iTV.
“We’ve not seen what they’ve done but what we can say is that they don’t have 10,000 people in R&D in the vision category.
“They don’t have the best scaling engine in the world and they don’t have world renowned picture quality that has been awarded more than anyone else.
“TVs are ultimately about picture quality. Ultimately. How smart they are… great, but let’s face it that’s a secondary consideration. The ultimate is about picture quality and there is no way that anyone, new or old, can come along this year or next year and beat us on picture quality.
“So, from that perspective, it’s not a great concern but it remains to be seen what they’re going to come out with, if anything.”
And we definitely have to agree. Even though Apple has been copying manufacturing their own products, Samsung still has been able to keep up. In fact, the only reason why I would buy an Apple product is to boast it off to my friends. Why? Because everyone knows Apple costs a lot of money. So even if other brands are as capable, an Apple is an Apple. It has its own market. But like I said, it’s not entirely the best (for me, at least).
Moreover, TVs should be plain and simple. They don’t need to be any smarter than they are. After all, you don’t need your TV to act like a smartphone. If not, what’s the point of having a smartphone still?