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themanfromvlad
Jan 19, 2008, 08:28 PM
Bought a 40 GB refurb the day after take two announced. I am very pleased, the refurb is super cheap and I can't wait for the update. FedEx says mine should arrive Monday. It'll be interesting to try it out pre and post update.



gotohamish
Jan 19, 2008, 08:35 PM
Bought a 40 GB refurb the day after take two announced. I am very pleased, the refurb is super cheap and I can't wait for the update. FedEx says mine should arrive Monday. It'll be interesting to try it out pre and post update.

I picked one up at the SoHo store in New York. I got the 40GB too, since I'll just be streaming from it. Love it so far, and can't wait for the update and the forum posts on ripping with 5.1.

bc008
Jan 19, 2008, 08:40 PM
i think that we are going to get a 40 GB refurb when we have the money

Alfie
Jan 19, 2008, 08:48 PM
I bought a 160 GB Apple TV on the day of the ATV2 announcement. I already had a 40 GB in my family room, but I wanted another one for the living room upstairs, especially now that rentals are coming. I prefer the bigger drive so that I can sync everything from my main computer and don't have to worry about having the computer on and iTunes open.

ipedro
Jan 19, 2008, 08:57 PM
^ Me too... bought a 160GB

Domofloge
Jan 19, 2008, 09:19 PM
I can't wait to pick up an Apple TV as soon as I get the money! haha.

Being a college student doesn't help much.. :cool:

dborja
Jan 19, 2008, 11:05 PM
I ordered an 40GB refurb right after ATV Take 2 was announced. 'Just did some research first to confirm that hardware is the same. Got it Friday and enjoying it already; will enjoy it even more once the upgrade software comes...:)

AnonymousCoward
Jan 19, 2008, 11:39 PM
got a 160. should have got one a long time ago, i didn't know what i was missing. it is amazing device even before the new software upgrade. can't wait for ability to rent SD, HD, and flickr integration.

camarobh
Jan 20, 2008, 12:02 AM
Bought a 160GB this afternoon. Now I can anxiously await the software upgrade on my Apple TV just like i do on my iPhone.....:)

RumMunkey
Jan 20, 2008, 12:07 AM
Haven't actually bought it yet (waiting for vacation pay), but DECIDED to buy it just after Take 2 was announced.

Should have it next week.

Going to get the 40GB and mostly stream form my iMac.

NewtypeCJ
Jan 20, 2008, 12:38 AM
Bought one on Stevenote day as well. The 160GB model. I like it a lot but would like it more if TV shows could be purchased in HD. Especially LOST.

notnek
Jan 20, 2008, 01:06 AM
Will be buying one this week!

Rm.237
Jan 20, 2008, 01:21 AM
So if I ordered an Apple TV 40gb yesterday will I receive the new box or old one? Any difference outside of the packaging and software that would be a difference?

chaird
Jan 20, 2008, 01:43 AM
I am buying one tomorrow, they have them at Costco 160GB for 299.

dukeblue91
Jan 20, 2008, 07:59 AM
I bought one last week at the local Apple store and got a 8% discount for being a business owner. :D

Sambean
Jan 20, 2008, 08:03 AM
I did....

Sambean
Jan 20, 2008, 08:04 AM
So if I ordered an Apple TV 40gb yesterday will I receive the new box or old one? Any difference outside of the packaging and software that would be a difference?

They are the same from what I understand......there will be a software update only.:apple:

Sambean
Jan 20, 2008, 08:05 AM
Haven't actually bought it yet (waiting for vacation pay), but DECIDED to buy it just after Take 2 was announced.

Should have it next week.

Going to get the 40GB and mostly stream form my iMac.

Same for me...

ibglowin
Jan 20, 2008, 10:55 AM
Works perfect. Very Happy and can't wait for the software update.

Harpy007
Jan 20, 2008, 11:15 AM
I purchased a refurb 40g Friday and Fed Ex says it should be here on Tuesday, i can't wait! :D

radpanic
Jan 20, 2008, 01:04 PM
I ordered a 40gb refurb last tuesday(day of Stevenote) it arrived on Thursday. Awesome right? Well it gets better. Even though I ordered and paid for a refurb($199+tax), they sent me a brand new TV! It came in full retail packaging unlike refurbs that come in plain brown boxes. I am loving the TV! It is definitely one of my favorite Apple products. I can't wait for the update next week.

lssmit02
Jan 20, 2008, 01:09 PM
Opted for the lower cost model, because I also bought the iPhone, too! :D

Phil A.
Jan 20, 2008, 03:54 PM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

went to the local Apple store and picked a 160GB one up today. Using component video as my tv only has one HDMI port and my cable box is using it. Very impressed with it so far: picture quality is great (my tv is only 720p) and it was dead easy to set up. wish I'd got one earlier now :)

ruud
Jan 20, 2008, 04:03 PM
Ordered a new 40GB model yesterday.

(my company has an employee discount with Apple which doesn't apply to refurbished items, and the difference between discounted-new and refurbished wasn't worth it to me)

- Ruud

Sambean
Jan 20, 2008, 04:09 PM
Ordered a new 40GB model yesterday.

(my company has an employee discount with Apple which doesn't apply to refurbished items, and the difference between discounted-new and refurbished wasn't worth it to me)

- Ruud

I just tried the Xtreme Mac HDMI switcher and I cannot get any video just audio from my Comcast box....GRRRRR

themanfromvlad
Jan 20, 2008, 04:21 PM
I just tried the Xtreme Mac HDMI switcher and I cannot get any video just audio from my Comcast box....GRRRRR

Stories like that one make me very happy I bought an HDTV with 3 HDMI inputs. Cable hd box, DVD, and apple tv via hdmi, Wii on component and my Powerbook on VGA.

omni
Jan 20, 2008, 07:49 PM
Picked up a 40gb on Friday using 2 different iphone $100 credits (bought one for me and my gf the day they came out) and even without the update I'm extremely enjoying it.

I have held off ripping any DVD's so far. Just converting some stuff here and there while waiting. I bought it for the bedroom and having the ability to stream music there has been a blessing.

Looking forward to Take 2.

Carlos E
Jan 22, 2008, 02:18 PM
I picked up a 160 gig model the day of the keynote. Can't wait for the update!

DataThief
Jan 22, 2008, 07:28 PM
Bought a 40gb last night along with a new HD TV. 40gb is fine for now as I plan on streaming from my video/audio machine which is always on anyway.

RaceTripper
Jan 22, 2008, 08:06 PM
I'm waiting to see what people say about the quality of HD movie rentals, so no AppleTV yet & maybe not one for a while. I'm planning to get second PS3 so that might come first.

srexy
Jan 22, 2008, 08:33 PM
Me - 40gb refurb.

I'd been toying w/the idea of a Mac Mini as a media server but the $$ difference won out in the end - $199 vs $599/799 + new keyboard/mouse was too much in the end as all I really want is to play movies, stream music and look at my iPhoto gallery. $400/600 saved will buy an awful lot of movies...

I only hope that it will play my ripped movies in 5.1 without too much hacking.

anamznazn
Jan 22, 2008, 08:37 PM
Just got one today. =]

Just wondering, how much noticeable is the difference between 5.1 and the regular sound rips for DVDs? (I don't have a sound system...just the TV)

powerbook911
Jan 22, 2008, 09:43 PM
Just got one today. =]

Just wondering, how much noticeable is the difference between 5.1 and the regular sound rips for DVDs? (I don't have a sound system...just the TV)

Yeah, if you have TV sound only, the sound really won't be any different.

themanfromvlad
Jan 22, 2008, 10:38 PM
Woohoo! I got mine today and as I hoped, it was a brand new one shipped out as a refurb. Awesome!

RaceTripper
Jan 23, 2008, 06:17 AM
I'm waiting to see what people say about the quality of HD movie rentals, so no AppleTV yet & maybe not one for a while. I'm planning to get second PS3 so that might come first.Damn, I just remembered movie rentals are only for 24 hrs. That won't work for me, so no AppleTV in my immediate future.

aerowave
Jan 23, 2008, 06:26 AM
I was browsing the online Apple Store yesterday and saw they had a few in as refurb, so as soon as I could I grabbed myself one of them! Can't wait for it to arrive and eagerly awaiting the software update!

harcosparky
Jan 23, 2008, 06:28 AM
Damn, I just remembered movie rentals are only for 24 hrs. That won't work for me, so no AppleTV in my immediate future.

Yeah that " 24 hr view time " sucks.

I guess I can understand the " 30 Day Limit " buy gosh darn it you should be able to view a rented movie as many times in a rental period as you desire.

When I rent a Movie from say Blockbuster, though I rented it for one day I can watch it as many times as I desire in that one day.

Other than that, I think we are still getting a 160 ATV.

Renting from Apple is no reason to buy an ATV for us, and I think it's not really a good reason to base a purchase decision on for anyone until Apple changes that " view one time only in a 24 hour period "

RaceTripper
Jan 23, 2008, 06:38 AM
Yeah that " 24 hr view time " sucks.

I guess I can understand the " 30 Day Limit " buy gosh darn it you should be able to view a rented movie as many times in a rental period as you desire.

When I rent a Movie from say Blockbuster, though I rented it for one day I can watch it as many times as I desire in that one day.

Other than that, I think we are still getting a 160 ATV.

Renting from Apple is no reason to buy an ATV for us, and I think it's not really a good reason to base a purchase decision on for anyone until Apple changes that " view one time only in a 24 hour period "For me it's not even that I want to view a rental multiple times. I want to view it once, and 24 hours isn't enough to do that most days. We usually start watching a movie one night, get through about half, and finish the next night. With Apple's limitation the movie would expire about the time we sit down to finish the movie. Sometimes it takes us 3 sittings. I think the movies are overpriced anyway. $4-5 for a HD movie rental is about twice what it should be.

There is no other compelling reason for me to get one.

Slava
Jan 23, 2008, 07:29 AM
Got 160gb last week, so far so good. Just another week till v2 update :)

acidzerocool
Jan 23, 2008, 07:57 AM
Ordered a 40GB refurb about a month and a half before MW. When it arrived it was a brand new unit!!!!!


Great job Apple!!!

dbhays
Jan 23, 2008, 07:57 AM
Bought a refurb 40 GB on Saturday. It was delivered yesterday. I was very surprised that the quality was so good. I just wish there was a way to stream the network on demand shows. Is there a way to add .avi files to itunes?

pedz
Jan 23, 2008, 08:04 AM
You can view as many times as you want in the 24 hour period, not just once.

ibglowin
Jan 23, 2008, 08:16 AM
You can add a Quicktime reference file of your AVI file into iTunes and then access it via iTunes and Front Row on all your Macs but Apple TV won't see it or play it still unless you hack it. The simplest way is to use iSquint set for AppleTv and High quality. It will convert the file to MP4 H.264 in a very short order. Then add that file into iTunes and done.

Is there a way to add .avi files to itunes?

dbhays
Jan 23, 2008, 08:20 AM
thanks, I will try iSquint.

Chris Blount
Jan 28, 2008, 08:52 AM
Got mine yesterday. Very much impressed. Synched with my iMac very quickly and I was viewing videos and listening to music is short order. Very slick product. Can't wait for Take 2!

kbunch
Jan 28, 2008, 10:37 AM
I picked up the 40 gig last night from my local Apple Store. I am impressed so far. I am just streaming for now. I can't wait until Take 2, I really like the rental idea. Movies are cheaper then blockbuster and I don't have to go out to get the movie or remember to return the damn thing!

Oh sidebar, last night was the first time I had stepped foot into an Apple Store. I was very impressed. Technology everywhere, bright, clean and friendly staff.

tothelimit
Jan 28, 2008, 11:33 AM
I picked up the 160gb model last week. I love it!
We happened to be having family over for dinner the night after I bought it and my girlfriend and I set up a slideshow of a recent trip we took to Europe. Everyone was quite impressed.

I'm getting antsy for the take 2 update though!