Official: The New Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by GermanSuplex, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    -Netflix, Youtube, Flickr, MobileMe support.
    -No purchasing/syncing - rental model supported.
    -$0.99 HD TV rentals.
    -Movies priced the same as they have been.
    -1/4 the size of current Apple TV, no power brick.
    -Streaming supported from PC/Mac
    -Cost is only $99


    I am pleased by it. I never purchase/sync on my device anyways. I always stream from my computer or rent, so it covers what I need it to do.

    Netflix on this is a HUGE plus, it means Netflix now works across my devices, and you have to imagine this will help Netflix out as well.

    I'm sure that the lack of syncing will rub some people the wrong way. Thoughts?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    New AppleTV - "Now with more meh!"

    This one will be as big of a hit as the first one will.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I've just lost my live stream:mad: any mention of apps yet?
     
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    Gator24765

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    Can I stream what I am doing on my computer screen to Apple TV??
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't look like it, its a feature of iOS devices only.
     
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    Aint that a bitch.. Would have loved to have that as a feature. Instead of plugging cords into my computer
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    So that means that we can't buy HD movies? Are you KIDDING me? This was going to be the Bluray killer. I love the fact that I have Star Trek, Iron Man and Up in HD that I can watch at any time. Now I have to rent that? What a load.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Am I missing something. How is the new Apple TV better then the old one? Other then being smaller and more energy efficient.

    If the old one get a software update how can the new one be any better?
     
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    It should have at least a usb input to hook up an external hard drive
     
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    How many times do people on average watch their bought DVDs? Because for me the average is probably less than 3 meaning I'd be better off renting than buying.
     
  12. macrumors 65816

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    The lack of synching is a pain for me. Not a big one, but its nice sometimes to be able to sync something to it and then turn the Mac off. We also have a dozen or so kids movies permanently synched to ours so that they can always be watched.

    I also don't understand the logic of renting over buying. If I buy a movie I can put it on whatever device I like, so I can watch things when I'm away from home, traveling or working etc. I'll continue to buy physical product or download them from iTunes on my main computer I guess.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    I wonder what the processor in this guy is... Anyway the netflix addition makes this product a winner.
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I saw a USB port on the back of it when it was on the big screen during the 'product reveal'
     
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    ^ agreeing here with robpow.

    By the way guys, if you want, buy it on your ipod/ipad/mac etc and stream to your apple tv. Much easier IMO. I don't want to be buying stuff on my apple tv.

    It looks great and i'm pre ordering ASAP.
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    So my question is, where does this leave existing aTV users?

    I don't mind sacrificing size right now if I can just update my firmware to be able to get the few new features.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Yup, it's right under the HDMI port.
     
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    I only saw power, hdmi, digital audio and ethernet
     
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    northernbaldy

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    Wooo
    They fixed the problem of syncing back from appletv to iTunes
    By killing sync

    Odd move

    I suppose I can still purchase tv shows and movies to my mini and stream it
    But that means getting off my arse and walking to another room

    As stated earlier

    Apple tv, with more meh
     
  20. macrumors member

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    You can stream those from your computer to the new AppleTV.

     
  21. macrumors 6502

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    I was hoping he would mention something about current apple tv owners. I really hope there is a software update coming.
     
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    Oh in that case, cool
     
  23. macrumors member

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    Still nothing about new markets for video rentals or otherwise, the new AppleTV will be as useless for us in scandinavia like the previous one. :/
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    I think the new apple tv fits my needs perfectly and will probably be buying one for each bedroom to stream from my HTPC. Does anyone know if it has to be a certain video format for apple tv?
     
  25. macrumors 68000

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    Tech specs are up...

    A4 processor, can playback up to 720p30, and still only has 10/100 ethernet.
     

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