Apple TV software hints at future DVR functions?

Apple StoreIn the list of Mac OS X Automator Actions that shipped as part of the Apple TV software, a few new actions stand out, Carl Howe reports for SeekingAlpha.

Howe explains that the interesting thing is that the published Automator Actions for Apple TV include:

• New Audio Capture
• New Video Capture
• Start Capture
• Pause Capture
• Stop Capture

Howe writes, “Sure sounds like someone at Apple has plans for Apple TV to grow Digital Video Recorder [DVR] functions.”

Full article, with image of the Automator Actions list, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Nathan” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Note: In the Apple TV User’s Guide, Apple currently states that the device’s USB port is “for service and diagnostics.” A simple firmware update could easily cause that portion (and others) of the Apple TV User’s Guide to be revised.

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  1. If they really mean for this to happen, they’ll have to put in a much bigger hard drive!

    Apparantly the AppleTV can access a USB external hard drive.

    Oh Apple has thou foresaken Firewire?


    “And I don’t know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don’t even get it. What are they trying to say?” — Bill Gates on the Mac ads

  2. Yeah, WiseGuy, WTF is Apple doing with FireWire?

    Adding it to TV would have been the PERFECT opportunity to push it!
    Of course, they DID, foolishly, decide to drop FireWire from the iPod.

    I guess Apple considers FireWire as viable only for the select, the Mac users, not the unwashed masses.

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