Should I just buy the Apple TV now?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Apple..., Nov 26, 2010.

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Should I buy the new Apple TV?

  1. Yes

    19 vote(s)
    82.6%
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
    17.4%
  1. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    I'm wondering - should I buy the new Apple TV now or wait? How likely is it that it will get access to the App Store/ be able to turn it into a gaming system through iOS 5 or so? I thinking of getting one after Christmas... I'm shocked at how tiny it is! It looks awesome and can't wait to get my hands on one! :D
     
  2. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Well if you want it more for apps than playing back iTunes content on your TV, I would say wait.
     
  3. RyanPlugs, Nov 26, 2010
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    RyanPlugs macrumors newbie

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    The thing with Apple is that they will always have an update to product X in a further 12 - 18 months. If your happy with what is available at the moment then buy it, otherwise wait, as there will always be another product around the corner.
     
  4. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    It's a great little machine for streaming audio and video - I do expect it to have an App Store at some point in time. I can't see it ever being much of a game machine. Just my $.02.....
     
  5. Apple... thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'd probably do a little of both. I don't need lots of storage for apps either (I've heard the ATV has 8GB). As long as this current generation is guaranteed App Store/ gaming support, I'm happy. :)

    Thanks for the advice! ;)

    Really? I think it has potential. :cool:
     
  6. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    This Apple TV update took 4 years on the hardware side, but each year Apple has provided software updates. Just buy it now. The Apple TV hardware is not something that gets much attention.
     
  7. Apple... thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You're probably right. When it comes to new hardware, there's not much I could see them updating it with. More RAM/ storage is all that comes to mind. Any other ideas? If not, I think I see a green light up ahead. Thanks everyone! :)
     
  8. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    I would wait. IF Apple allows an app store and new features then Apple TV is going to be something amazing. However, in it's current form it's nothing more than a itunes streamer.

    A video streaming device that only supports ONE format?! Insanity! After using apps like airvideo or ps3+medialink combo I see some real potential in the Apple TV. However, in it's current condition I can't really justify it's existence....
     
  9. newagemac, Nov 27, 2010
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    So you call it "just an iTunes streamer" and iTunes is the most widely used media manager in the world with tens of millions of users and you "can't really justify its existence"?

    Wow that's a very odd statement to make. Especially considering it's the only device that is as highly integrated with iTunes and capable of streaming pretty much everything from the most widely used media manager in the world. Certainly much more than any other media streamer. That alone justifies its existence. It would be silly for Apple and a disservice to their customers to create something as powerful as iTunes and not come up with a way to get all of that content to your TV and home theater system easily.
     
  10. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    I'm also considering the Apple TV. I want to display photo's with it. Is it possible to display photo's on my TV at a resolution of 1920x1080?
     
  11. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    No its not.
     

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