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TheBonk
Jan 16, 2008, 09:54 AM
It seems more promising now that the Apple TV is built to be what it is supposed to be. I'm still not very excited about the $3 per movie thing. If Apple offered a subscription service (which I'm sure they will soon because Netflix is coming out with a set top box which I think will have the subcription service), I would totally switch from Netflix to Apple TV.



Mindflux
Jan 16, 2008, 09:55 AM
It seems more promising now that the Apple TV is built to be what it is supposed to be. I'm still not very excited about the $3 per movie thing. If Apple offered a subscription service (which I'm sure they will soon because Netflix is coming out with a set top box which I think will have the subcription service), I would totally switch from Netflix to Apple TV.


It's not new, it's the same AppleTV with a software update. I bought mine a few months back. :)

netdog
Jan 16, 2008, 09:57 AM
It isn't new. That said, the new free software update for it combined with the rental offerings from iTS make AppleTV more compelling than ever. Didn't you all know this was coming from the time that AppleTV was introduced. I got one when it was introduced, and I love my AppleTV. Highly recommended.

TheBonk
Jan 16, 2008, 09:57 AM
It's not new, it's the same AppleTV with a software update. I bought mine a few months back. :)


Yes of course, how stupid of me. What I should have said is, will you buy the Apple TV now that it has new software?

Mike Teezie
Jan 16, 2008, 10:00 AM
I'll get one soon, after I recover from the Mac Pro setup I just bought.

My main hope is that the HD library will be rapidly expanded.

Tilpots
Jan 16, 2008, 10:15 AM
Still waiting for Blu-Ray (at least support), DVR, 1080P and Leopard. Don't blow up on me 'cause I'm hopeful. These are just the things I want. A Mini won't do because it's got no HDMI connection. I may be waiting for a long time, and I may never get it from Apple, but I'll buy from whoever makes me ONE BOX to connect to my HDTV, that does it all. Here's to dreaming...:D

snickelfritz
Jan 16, 2008, 10:16 AM
AppleTV and Time Capsule for me.

gkarris
Jan 16, 2008, 10:22 AM
Still waiting for Blu-Ray (at least support), DVR, 1080P and Leopard. Don't blow up on me 'cause I'm hopeful. These are just the things I want. A Mini won't do because it's got no HDMI connection. I may be waiting for a long time, and I may never get it from Apple, but I'll buy from whoever makes me ONE BOX to connect to my HDTV, that does it all. Here's to dreaming...:D

The DVI to HDMI cable should fix that...

vi2867
Jan 16, 2008, 11:07 AM
I am going to purchase one today...

I purchased one back in November and returned it because it just did not work well with my macbook, I had a lot of connection issues. I have since sold my MacBook.

I now have a Mac Mini and it is always on. The new software coming in two weeks will allow you to do a lot more things without having to stream it from a dedicated computer.:)

Tilpots
Jan 16, 2008, 11:26 AM
The DVI to HDMI cable should fix that...

Not if you want to run audio and video on one cable.

Danksi
Jan 16, 2008, 11:44 AM
Bought ours mid-December, in time for some holiday viewing. Went for a 40Gb refurb (CDN$229). Now the retail price has been lowered, it's only a matter of time before the refurb price drops as well. Should help push some more out the door.

Not sure whether we'll do any rentals (when Canada eventually gets the service), will depend on price. However it's been great for Kids movies, Photo's and Video Podcasts (especially the 'HD' ones).

The YouTube feature has been suprisingly entertaining.

As a Flickr user, the 'Take2' update looks goods, even without rentals. Being able to browse and choose Podcasts etc, directly from the couch, is a big plus.

:apple:TV does need a better photo browser, perhaps like the grid-browser used on the iPod's. Finding a specific photo or two, using the slideshow navigation is a pain.

trip1ex
Jan 16, 2008, 11:54 AM
Maybe when my DVD player breaks I'll think about it. For now these Redbox machines near me that rent DVDs for $1/night are too good of a deal.

And getting one mainly for the ability to rent movies without getting off the couch just isn't a big itch waiting to be scratched. It doesn't help that I have Tivo either.

imo why can't they just put a $50 graphics card in the Time Capsule? Then you'd have a product.

MovieCutter
Jan 16, 2008, 12:30 PM
Well I'm torn. I bought mine when it first came out with the 1.0 software. I hacked it to read 300+ movies and 400+TV shows off a 1TB USB drive. I know if I go to the 2.0 update, it'll sever that connection. I'd personally, rather pick up a v1.0 AppleTV because of the software IF I ever wanted to just use it as a media box full of ripped media. But the podcasting directly to my TV would be AWESOME!!!

jwa898
Jan 16, 2008, 10:11 PM
What size hd did you all buy, also did they change the box of the apple tv?

music.addict411
Jan 16, 2008, 10:33 PM
I'm going to buy an Apple TV, mostly because of the new rentals. When they are available in Canada, ill buy it.

But I have one question - do I need a wide screen tv to use it?

atarin
Jan 16, 2008, 11:26 PM
I'm going to buy an Apple TV, mostly because of the new rentals. When they are available in Canada, ill buy it.

But I have one question - do I need a wide screen tv to use it?

Yes, it is a "system requirement" that the Apple TV be connected to a wide screen TV.

maokh
Jan 17, 2008, 01:04 AM
I might actually buy a second one .... perhaps third.

alFR
Jan 17, 2008, 04:38 AM
I'll buy one once we actually get rentals over here and once they drop the UK price by the same amount as they've dropped the US one.

dalvin200
Jan 17, 2008, 04:49 AM
probably yes, depending on when UK movie rentals come.. :)

jwa898
Jan 17, 2008, 08:14 AM
are you all gonna get the 40 gb or the 160 gb?

Steve Jobs=God
Jan 17, 2008, 08:37 AM
I'm even more tempted to get one now then i was before

What i really want though is a ACD update which is essentially a monitor/HDTV

carts44
Jan 20, 2008, 03:26 AM
I was kind of hoping that the new :apple:TV update would have the ability to stream internet radio. As many in the forum predicted this what not going to happen. :confused::(
As for all of the new movie rental feature useless for us Aussies. We haven't even got movies on iTunes. :(

So I lashed out and bought the necessary cables to hook up my Macbook to my HDTV, a wireless keyboard (which is gorgeous BTW) & wireless mouse.
I have to say that I am very happy with this set up. :)

No real need know for :apple:TV

msimpkin
Jan 20, 2008, 05:22 AM
probably yes, depending on when UK movie rentals come.. :)

Good point. I can't find any clarity around when the :apple:TV update becomes available outside of the US.

dukeblue91
Jan 20, 2008, 07:51 AM
I went out and bought one last Thursday and am loving it thus far.
Can't wait for the update to come out.

Diatribe
Jan 20, 2008, 08:21 AM
AppleTV and Time Capsule for me.

Yeah, same for me.