Safe to buy Apple TV now?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Stuke00, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    I know the buying guide says NO, but I haven't seen many rumors suggesting a new one is coming. Or is there something I am missing?

    I am wanting to get one and $75 on the refurb store seems like a great deal. Don't want to buy one and have a new one come out a month later.
  2. linds15 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    Great White North
    buy it use it enjoy it. worst case you use it on a second tv when another comes out.
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012

    What else are they gonna do next, hardware-wise? It's already on 1080p. Can always add more widgets via software updates...

    I don't see them doing anything until the rumored Apple TV, and that will be a "throw away everything u got, start from zero." :eek:
  4. mddharma macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2005
    Hagerstown, Md
    Just bought a refurb - minutes ago ...


    I have an Apple TV 2 currently and want to see my HD purchases from itunes on 1080 instead of 720. I have a new Panasonic plasma ST60 60" and want to get my best use out of it. Once the new one comes in I will put my Apple TV 2 up on ebay and get maybe twice as much as the refurb. I don't jail break so no need for the Apple TV 2.

    I've been holding out for a new model and I am hoping one happens this fall - just don't want to wait any longer. If a new one comes out I will buy that and pay the Apple TV 3 forward. ;)
  5. abz1981 macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2011
    I bought one yesterday and love it. I love AirPlay function lol how anything I watch on iPhone can view on my tv. Netflix is even better on a bigger screen and its just great in my opinion :)
  6. Stuke00 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    My biggest concern is a new Apple TV set top box with more processing power to do Apps and such or whatever cool new things they are working on. Content deals with providers. But I guess that isn't expected anytime soon so I should be good for now.
  7. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

    Oct 29, 2006
    I'd go for it - worst case scenario is you want to upgrade and have to pay $40 dollars to do that after selling the ATV3 - you'd also be missing out on the time you have right now with that awesome set top box.


    You do realize that you could sell an ATV 2 on eBay for $200 upwards and have enough to buy an ATV 3 and ATV 4 when that comes out :)
  8. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    The Apple TV seems to get updated fairly irregularly which makes the buyers guide not as reliable for it as other products. So given the lack or rumors about an imminent update I'd say if the current one does what you want then buy it.
  9. Lord Hamsa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2013
    They just beefed up the processor earlier this year. I went ahead and got my (first!) ATV a couple of weeks ago, and I love it. Always room for improvement, but it's been a huge success as preliminary test before we go whole-hog cord cutting.
  10. s15119 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2010
  11. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I have 3, one on each TV, and love them.

    Sadly I upgraded the two "2's" I have so I can't sell them to jail breakers on eBay. :mad:
  12. H00513R macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2010
    You can't go wrong with it. Just buy it now and enjoy!
  13. lencinas macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2013
    i wont buy.
    ios7 have now games control integration. Probably soon the apple tv will run ios7 and it could turn in a great gaming platform . Just to be sure, i would wait till Xmas
  14. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Dude, it's a $100. This isn't an iPad ($500+), an iPhone ($700+), or any Mac computer. You are honestly telling him not to buy and to wait 4-5 months "just in case".... In that time s/he could be using it and get their $100 worth out of it.


    Seriously, just buy it. It's $75. What's the worst that could happen? Another one comes out next month and you either move this one to a secondary tv, or sell it and take a $25 hit. IT IS ONLY $75!

    I have no idea how many of these threads need to be made, before people realize that brand new we are talking a sub-$100 product.

    Would you wait to buy a gaming mouse (that could easily run $60+) for the next model? NO. You just buy. What about a webcam? What about a monitor that could run you a couple hundred bucks? No. So why an AppleTV?!?!
  15. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    The current Apple TV is getting the upgrade to iOS 7 (it has already seen iOS 7 beta releases). I don't understand your argument. It is not a huge investment. I'm not sure why you would want to wait.
  16. photographypro macrumors regular


    Jul 7, 2010
    American in Pisa (Italy)
    Refurbished $75 model for $75 is latest model

    I just got the $75 Apple TV from Apple and it is 1080p, which is the latest model. It will support the latest updates, so why wait?

    Looks like new, has the full 1 year new warranty, etc.

    I also own the 160GB original Apple TV. I hesitated buying the new Apple TV because I moved to Italy, and can't do Netflix on Apple TV, which was the only real new feature I was interested in. Plus I like not having to have my computer on to watch movies, etc.

    However, if you get the program Netshade, you can do Netflix or Hulu anywhere in the world on your Mac computer, and then use the Airplay with the new Apple TV to throw it from computer to your TV. Plus you can project ANY program on your Mac to the Apple TV!
  17. Lord Hamsa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2013
    If I read the post you're referring to correctly, the poster is guessing that a "gaming" update to ATV might also include ATVs with more on-board storage. And perhaps will happen, but I don't think we've seen any rumors, leaks, or supply chain analysis that would support that yet, so I wouldn't be holding my breath.

    Can anyone who's used the iOS7 beta on ATV comment on if it makes the ATV more organized/easier to navigate?
  18. MozMan68 macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2010
    Right here...
    Bought my first one last month and can't believe I never had it.

    And then they add Vevo...I just hit alternative and it's like having my on alternative video music channel streaming constantly. I'm in heavan. :)
  19. Otago Lad macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2011
    New Zealand
    Really keen to know this as well - on an iPad using iOS7, when you go to shared and choose your network itunes library the organisation for TV Shows is now very good (lots of not good stuff with iOS7 beta on the iPad but this is one fix they've got right). It uses the following hierachy:

    TV Show Name
    >Season No.
    >>Episode No.

    I really hope they do this with iOS7 on the aTV as currently it shows every season as its own show and when you have multiple shows like I do with 5 to 20 seasons it makes the TV Shows list very very long.
  20. linds15 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    Great White North
    I've been hoping for a hierarchy fix for a long time. Thought we would get it after iTunes changed to it. I just use unwatched for the season of whatever I'm currently on.

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