Oh Apple Tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by vstephenson, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. vstephenson macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2007
    Oh my Apple TV, life could be so good, so perfect but why...

    ...does my rental movie not show up when I've already syncd it
    ...do you "stick" for a second or two when playing files, you never used to!
    ...do you keep re-syncing the entire library for no good reason
    ...does a sync take sooooooooooo loooooooooong
    ...do you get soooo hot
    ...dont you natively support an external drive

    Ahh it could be so perfect
  2. kadeschs macrumors regular

    May 4, 2009
    Last time I pointed out on here some interesting flaws with Apple products I got my posts deleted and was banned a week for trolling. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to say, I love all of my Apple devices. Apple is good. Apple is great. It's the best thing in the world.
  3. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    If you've got things well setup with a playlist that syncs, your AppleTV should only resync when it sees things on the list that it doesn't have.

    If I recall correctly, for copy protection, rental films are moved from one location to another... not synced.

    I couldn't care less that it runs hot. As for the the "stick", you might try restoring the factory software and then upgrading again.

    Wouldn't it be nice if it supported an external drive? Especially given that it has a USB port on the back.
  4. ovrlrd macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    And people wonder why Apple ditched having a hard drive and syncing support.

    Yes, it means the new Apple TV technically has less "features" but it takes all the hassle out of using it for what it's made to do, which is ultimately playing iTunes content on your TV.

    You will never have to worry about your rentals not showing up, because they will stream (relatively) instantly.

    You will never see it wait a second or two for playing files, unless your home network sucks (but at least it won't be the Apple TV doing it).

    You will never have to worry about syncing anything ever again.

    It will never get hot, it will always run cool and quiet (no hard drive noise!)

    No external drive support still, but who wants to deal with setting that crap up anyway? If you are into having your own premium home theater center with hard drives and DVD drives and all sorts of madness, then buy a Mac Mini and run Plex on it.

    Bottom line is the new Apple TV is intentionally killing features because those features sucked and caused nothing but problems. The new one might cause new issues (if your network setup sucks, or you don't have a computer to stream "local" content from), but at least you'll never get a headache trying to get the stupid thing to sync, and it won't set your entertainment center on fire.
  5. steve-p macrumors 68000


    Oct 14, 2008
    Newbury, UK
    Do you own one? Apart from heat I don't have any of those issues and never have. Syncing works fine for me. The very first sync obviously takes a while with that amount of content over the network, but after that it's incremental and fast. On the other hand, streaming video on the rare occasions I have tried it is not without its problems, if using wireless rather than ethernet.

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