Apple TV worth it?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Gunga Din, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. Gunga Din macrumors 6502

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    I have an extra $100 burning a hole in my pocket from the holidays, is Apple TV any good? Did they increase the content at all since release?
     
  2. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    Best $100 gadget I bought in a long time. Airplay has added some more functionality since release. All in all it's a sweet little machine. It just works!
     
  3. kellen macrumors 68020

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    If you have a lot of videos or use the itunes store, I think it is worth it.
     
  4. Gunga Din thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, might have to pick one up. Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I'm going to pick one up on Wednesday.

    The biggest problem I have is figuring out the best settings to convert a bunch of my files to use on Apple TV.

    I've read that .mp4 and .m4v are basically the same thing, and I'm using HandBrake to convert my video files, and that only offers .mp4. I'm still searching for the best settings to use on that so I get the best quailty possible.
     
  6. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    FYI it isn't 1080p. Once it is, I'll probably pick one up.
     
  7. Gunga Din thread starter macrumors 6502

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    720p is all i've ever needed. 1080p is overrated in my eyes. Never saw a difference to be honest. When I checked out TV's the 720p ones were good enough and much cheaper.
     
  8. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, my panasonic plasma doesn't support 1080p so that's not a problem for me.

    Whenever I get a new TV, probably not for a few years because mine is only a few years old, Apple TV will support 1080p or whatever is out there then.
     
  9. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    This.
     

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