My New Apple TV!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by thomamon, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. thomamon macrumors 6502a

    thomamon

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    Just got it the other day and using it for the first time tonight. We rented Desperate Housewives because our DVR missed it for some reason last week and all I have to say is WOW!

    The picture is cleared then my DirecTV. I am blown away with everything about it, no lag time either. I really hope more networks jump on board with this, why wouldn't they? It is incredible.

    Just had to share this with someone!
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    its obvious why
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    Apple is Renting TV shows just hours after they're broadcasted (they become available at Midnight) on television for just $.99 and no ads.
     
  3. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I wish they would off a subscription service similar to Netflix, would be perfect (for me) then.
     
  4. whynot83706 macrumors 6502

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    They are probably making more money this way...
     
  5. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    I haven't yet rented any movies or TV shows, but my new :apple:tv is still getting plenty of play these past couple of weeks. Earlier today, my daughter watched a string of her shows (both old and new) that I've HandBraked over the past year or so, and my wife and I just finished watching a few standup comedy bits on YouTube.

    Like the OP, I really hope some of the major broadcast networks get in on this, perhaps via the rumored :apple:tv App Store. I'd pay for a channel app or two. I don't know about a subscription, though. I could do with limited commercials, I guess.
     
  6. Evo-L macrumors member

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    If I could get an HBO season pass for $15 for every show I watch on there through some app, I would get rid of my cable.
     
  7. goobot macrumors 603

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    i wana know where house went! fox is still on board right?
     
  8. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I think House is not owned by Fox (I think they are owned by Paramount).
     
  9. mags631 Guest

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    I'm not show who "they" is, but I think studios are experimenting with lots of models with different distributors. Apple can coerce / ask for the pricing they think is best, but at the end of the day, the studios have the control since they own the content.
     
  10. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I am about 1/3 the way through encoding my movie collection for iTunes (have about 200 done). I also have about 10 different TV show collectios to go through.

    All of that plus netflix and youtube, this ATV is working out very good for us. I am using my EyeTV to record the few TV shows that we watch on a regular basis. The eyeTV software does a great job of exporting the recorded shows right into iTunes when they are done recording. :D
     

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