Most seem to missing a couple key things with ATV2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dmm219, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2008
    While there has been a lot of discussion about lack of puchasing (not entirely true...can still purchase on your PC), and 720p (a red herring to most normal people)...

    ...most seem to be missing a couple things with the new ATV announcement...

    1. According to iTunes 10, you will NOT have access to .99 tv shows with your old ATV. To me this is the biggest slap in the face by apple. They could probably even do this without pushing an update. Lame Apple,...very very lame...

    2. Please notice how Jobs introduced this...he made sure to mention that it is STILL A HOBBY. This means anyone hoping for lots of future support, upgrades, app stores, local storage...etc...will most likely be just as disappointment as current ATV owners have been with Apple's updates over the past 4 years.

    I would not be holding out for things like apps, or Hulu...
  2. macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    I'm not too interested in renting Cougar Town, even for 99¢, but it looks like I can. Edit: It does not look like I can rent directly from the Apple TV. So again, like purchasing content, there is a workaround

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  3. macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
  4. macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I can't believe Apple TV owners from 4 YEARS AGO are complaining that they aren't getting a software update.. Cough up the $99..

    Consider yourself lucky you even get the possibility of $0.99/episode, we still have to deal with purchasing at £1.89/£2.49 GBP.
  5. macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Yup, pretty much.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
    Or an expensive wireless iPad/iPhone/iPod touch dock for non-us customers.
  7. macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    Hulu is forbidden by the content providers to be on a TV... computer only.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    This is not the case with Hulu Plus, which is why it costs more. I just got a new Samsung TV a few weeks ago which has support for Hulu Plus built into it.
  9. macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    For another $50, maybe less if you find a sale, you can grab an Xbox 360. OK, it requires the Live subscription, but you can also get a remote that doesn't blow. The Apple Remote is nice for Front Row, but no sane person is going to use the ATV to replace anything with a remote that simple.
  10. macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2010
    Except I bought mine 6 months ago. And there isn't a technical reason why I should pay more to rent the same show from the same store. Senseless.
  11. macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2009

    Yeah iTunes video is stupidly expensive in the UK, and riddled with DRM. I don't know a single person who has purchased a film or tv show from iTunes here. There are plenty of free alternatives!

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