Is cable internet going to try to ruin ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rscott505, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. rscott505 macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    I know it's not necessarily new news, but the article in this link is troubling.

    If cable internet services start to charge based on bandwidth, then this would destroy the cost benefit that I have with :apple:TV over on demand. (Typically, the movies are $1 to 2 cheaper on :apple:TV than cable on demand).

    It just seems to me that the cable internet providers will use this band width limitation or extra charge as a means to quash competition.

    Not fair, and makes me wish that someone would actually take on the cable companies.

    Time Warner Launches Bandwidth-Capped Internet Plan - Yahoo! News
  2. dbwie macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    Albuquerque, NM, USA

    One workaround when approaching a bandwidth cap, although not convenient or desirable, is to take a laptop to a free WiFi hotspot, and download a movie in iTunes, then bring the laptop home and sync to the appleTV. Apple would have to enable HD downloads to iTunes for this to work for people with HDTVs.

    I am not thrilled with these developments. Perhaps this will drive us to switch to DSL, which is structured differently and is apparently not impacted in the same way by a small percentage of internet power users.

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