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illtype
Jun 11, 2008, 10:10 AM
I have a ps3 and xbox360 and stream to them all the time. But I cant stop thinking how much better a apple tv would be. Do you think they will be updated soon?



hotzenplotz
Jun 11, 2008, 10:56 AM
I think that the next major update will be during Macworld '09. In other words, just stick with what you have, unless you want to view your albums, YouTube, Podcasts, trailers, rent HD, etc.

chicagdan
Jun 11, 2008, 10:58 AM
I have a ps3 and xbox360 and stream to them all the time. But I cant stop thinking how much better a apple tv would be. Do you think they will be updated soon?

You think an :apple: TV would be better than a PS-3 and XBOX 360? For what? I'm an :apple: TV owner ... wanna trade either?

AliensAreFuzzy
Jun 11, 2008, 11:01 AM
I have both an XBox 360 and now a PS3 and I like to use my :apple:TV for streaming TV Shows for my comptuer. It's such a nicer interface.

illtype
Jun 11, 2008, 11:06 AM
yeah i have to get one. I will pick one up spur of the moment at target one day this week. Do you think i should hack it?

hotzenplotz
Jun 11, 2008, 11:50 AM
Why would you hack it?

illtype
Jun 11, 2008, 11:53 AM
So i can play anything. really not sure. do you think it is worth it?

tom1971
Jun 11, 2008, 11:58 AM
So i can play anything. really not sure. do you think it is worth it?

Hacking is definitely worth it. You have so much more flexibility and it is much more convenient to use it.

plusnouveau
Jun 11, 2008, 12:04 PM
And what about someone who doesn't have any of those fancy game box? I wished :apple:Tv would have been updated at the WWDC but I think it's a bit more plausible to see an update in september. Should I get one knowing the prices will drop and hard drives get bigger?

AliensAreFuzzy
Jun 11, 2008, 12:10 PM
I'm in the process of hardware hacking mine to expand the storage. See this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=438073)

ayale99
Jun 11, 2008, 12:27 PM
yeah i have to get one. I will pick one up spur of the moment at target one day this week. Do you think i should hack it?

AppleTV's at Target? Where do you live?

chachat
Jun 11, 2008, 12:32 PM
I have been contemplating the purchase of the Apple TV as well. Currently, the sole TV of the house (CRT Sony flat screen) is supplied by Comcast Digital Cable at an exorbitant price for relatively minimal service; however, the DVR does serve some function. Netflix provides our DVD rentals, however the wait for current selections of late has been rather long.

My intention was to upgrade to a LCD with integrated ATSC tuner and use that for my primary access to free digital TV content. The Apple TV would serve as my gateway to the iTunes store for the purchase of interesting series, TV shows etc somewhat alleviating the need for a PVR. Rentals could be provided by the iTunes store as well, serving the role of my current Netflix subscription.

I have debated the purchase for some time comparing the relative costs of the purchases involved. At the moment the computers in the household are macbooks without a dedicated home workstation and thus am somewhat concerned about the size of the current ATV harddrive since most of the content would hopefully be supplied from the ATV and not streamed...

Any thoughts on the current ATV and future update cycles?

spacepower7
Jun 11, 2008, 12:47 PM
There are alot of online coupons that you can print out and take to Best Buy and Target. I used a Best Buy 10% off coupon to buy my AppleTV less that 2 weeks ago.

wh!plash
Jun 11, 2008, 12:59 PM
if the house was on fire, and i could only save one device from my tv setup, it would be the appletv.

mrlunch
Jun 11, 2008, 01:36 PM
I made the plunge last week. I'm in love with the Apple TV. My eyes have been opened to the potential of IPTV. My next move is to cut my ties with my Cable subscription and just get my shows via iTunes.

illtype
Jun 11, 2008, 02:37 PM
That Is The Way To Go Mrlunch