Apple Introduces 160GB Apple TV for $399

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    In the press release announcing YouTube videos for Apple TV, Apple also reveals that they will be introducing a 160GB Apple TV for $399.Apple TV, which includes the Apple Remote, is available through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apples retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $299 (US). Apple TV with a 160GB hard drive will be available tomorrow for a suggested retail price of $399 (US). The YouTube feature for Apple TV will be available as a free software update in mid-June.
    The current Apple TV costs $299 for a 40GB model.

    Article Link: Apple Introduces 160GB Apple TV for $399
     
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    They need to drop the price of the standard Apple TV.

    Overall I hate the pricing of the Apple TV.


    Nice little addition I guess.
     
  3. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Could have pushed for 200GB....

    Some people will never be satisfied :p
     
  4. Mgkwho macrumors 6502a

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    Well this is promising to all of those naysayers who only complain about the [small] 40GB hard drive...

    -=|Mgkwho
     
  5. sthpark7791 macrumors regular

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    $399 seems way too expensive for what it does. A price point of $349 would've been better (or just drop the 40GB and sell 160GB at $300 :/)
     
  6. moonzilla macrumors regular

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    apple should have included the 160gb on the initial release. no excuses.
     
  7. bilbo--baggins macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, tempting. Wonder how much my old one get on ebay!
     
  8. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    hahaha...I find it funny that of all updates we were expecting in the coming weeks, the first one is of a product that has only been around for a few months.
     
  9. cube macrumors G5

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    On the Mac mini, going from 80 to 160 costs $200.
     
  10. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    I smell HD movie and TV downloads on the way. :D

    I was under the impression that it wasn't that hard to open up and upgrade yourself?
     
  11. g3ski macrumors member

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    $100 for 120GBs = expensive add on. Too bad they don't drop the base price and add a big drive option. 160GB fills up fast.

    250-400GB Hard drives can be had for $75-100 at newegg.com
     
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    This makes sense - storage is cheap nowadays. I'm surprised the pricing isn't a little lower to tell you the truth...
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Good luck fitting that 3.5" drive in.

    The stock model is terrible now.
     
  14. sockdoggy macrumors regular

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    So True!

    Is this Apple getting ready for HD content?
     
  15. risc macrumors 68030

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    Now just add out of the box support for DivX, XviD, etc and I'll consider getting 1.
     
  16. Project macrumors 68020

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    Those are 3.5" hard drives. Apple TV is 2.5". I just paid $100 for a 160GB drive for my MacBook.
     
  17. ejbenjamin macrumors member

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    Why in the world didn't they offer this in the first place? Thanks a lot, Apple.
     
  18. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Let's hope so! The current resolution sucks - I never realized it until trying to watch a clip of BSG on an Apple TV in the Vegas Apple Store - convinced me never to buy one, as the video looked horrendous...
     
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    meh, more space is nice, I just wish they would buy TiVo so I could dump my lousy cable DVR.

    I know about elegato and such, but my G3 is too slow.
     
  21. fraserdrew macrumors member

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    Aren't they 2.5" drives, which are more expensive, and have MUCH lower capacities
     
  22. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    It deals with product marketing strategy and upselling. Apple is a business after all. :cool:
     
  23. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Damn it!


    ....I'm upset, but its what I get for buying right away. I'll get over it. AppleTV stream well so its not a HUGE deal, but still I would have liked to be able to see my pictures on my 40Gb one :(

    I've wait for the next model! Also atleast Apple is giving me Youtube support!


    I guess 40Gb is enough for me
     
  24. jonharris200 macrumors 6502

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    So, putting this together with the YouTube on :apple: TV news ... I reckon they have also developed the user interface further so you can:

    - Search using text for YouTube vids
    - Buy films (movies) right from your sofa (couch)
     
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    I don't have one, but have heard that the Sony Bravia TVs they use are awful at the interlacing (or something technical), and most TVs are much better looking with iTS video on AppleTV :)
     

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