Will you buy the new Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by TheBonk, Jan 16, 2008.

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Will you buy the new Apple TV?

  1. Yes

    65.9%
  2. No

    7.7%
  3. Maybe later, when more features are added

    26.4%
  1. macrumors 6502

    TheBonk

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    #1
    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.
     
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    Mindflux

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    #2

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

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    #3
    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.
     
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    TheBonk

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    #4

    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?
     
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    Mike Teezie

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    #5
    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.
     
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    Tilpots

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    #6
    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
     
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    snickelfritz

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    #7
    AppleTV and Time Capsule for me.
     
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    gkarris

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    #8
    The DVI to HDMI cable should fix that...
     
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    vi2867

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    #9
    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.:)
     
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    Tilpots

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    #10
    Not if you want to run audio and video on one cable.
     
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    Danksi

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    #11
    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.
     
  12. macrumors 68000

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    #12
    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.
     
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    MovieCutter

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    #13
    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!!!
     
  14. macrumors member

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    #14
    What size hd did you all buy, also did they change the box of the apple tv?
     
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    music.addict411

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    #15
    Yes

    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?
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    #16
    Yes, it is a "system requirement" that the Apple TV be connected to a wide screen TV.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    #17
    I might actually buy a second one .... perhaps third.
     
  18. macrumors 68000

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    #18
    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.
     
  19. macrumors 68040

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    #19
    probably yes, depending on when UK movie rentals come.. :)
     
  20. macrumors member

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    #20
    are you all gonna get the 40 gb or the 160 gb?
     
  21. macrumors 6502

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    #21
    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
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    #22
    No iTunes Radio = No purchase

    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
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    #23
    Good point. I can't find any clarity around when the :apple:TV update becomes available outside of the US.
     
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    dukeblue91

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    #24
    I went out and bought one last Thursday and am loving it thus far.
    Can't wait for the update to come out.
     
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    Diatribe

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    #25
    Yeah, same for me.
     

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