Is this apple tv worth buying?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by pcuser2, May 6, 2008.

  1. pcuser2 macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2007
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2007
    It is very good my room mate has one and i love it
  3. gwerhart0800 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    Loveland, CO
  4. benlee macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
    At first I wondered why I bought one b/c I had a airport express and used Airtunes. But now that I can buy TV shows or rent movies right from the AppleTV it is def. worth it if you think you would take advantage of it.
  5. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    I bought my 160 gigger refurbished from If it weren't for an "RFB" mark on the UPC code, I wouldn't have known it wasn't straight off the retail shelf. :D
  6. mdburke macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2008
    I was able to get mine new in box on eBay for $175.
  7. nostaws macrumors 6502


    Jan 14, 2006
    I bought a referb, and I can't tell that it isn't brand new. All things being equal, I always buy from the Apple store.
  8. josephl macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2008
    Doesn't this get expensive paying for every episode you want to watch? Is there someway to pipe cable to your MAC? I would like to get unlimited Court TV on it. So this pay per episode is kind of bad.
  9. kjr39 macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2004
    My 2nd Atv arrived yesterday...

    I don't even watch cable TV anymore...
  10. pagansoul macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2006
    I brought my :apple:TV off ebay, 160GB new in box for $290.00 shipped. At this time I believe the extra 100GB storage is worth the extra $100. I dropped my cable and just use :apple:TV. I've only purchased 1 movie, Kinky Boots, from iTunes but several $2.00 TV shows. I use it mostly to view my ripped movies off my computer and look at trailers. I love trailers.
  11. yotoad macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2008
    no problems here with my refurb 40gig from the apple store -- it came with the original software version and upgraded without a hitch -- i stream everything to it.

    it's a great addition to our home!
  12. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    Yes, it's worth buying. :)

    Occasionally I will rent movies on my ATV but most of the time I use it to view DVD's I have encoded or surf YouTube. Having a HD/SD video store at your fingertips is definitely a plus if you are not in the mood to watch anything from you own DVD collection.
  13. gwsat macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2008
    Me, too. I have loved my new found ability to convert my DVDs’ files to MP4 format and view them on my Apple TV, whose user interface is exponentially better than my old Momitsu DVD player’s. Three cheers for Handbrake!
  14. err404 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    For me the :apple:TV was definitely worth the price since it enabled me to completely cancel my cable TV service. I can buy 18 full seasons of shows for the cost of a year of cable.

    However, depending on your TV viewing habits, this may not be the case for you. Outside of the US, the content available is also much more limited.

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