Take 2:First complaint

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by chme6583, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. chme6583 macrumors member

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    It doesn't change the way we view movies that we own. Very disappointing, the list is just to hard to go through 1400 movies. Where's coverflow?
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    Coverflow won't help with the current remote. They need to introduce a scroll wheel remote.
     
  3. chme6583 thread starter macrumors member

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    Can we at least have a view similar to the guided tour for rented movies.
     
  4. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Give Apple Feedback, a minor update could fix this. Anything over 25 movies, either streamed or synced will be cumbersome and needs to be broken down by genre and available to search in poster grid view.
     
  5. chme6583 thread starter macrumors member

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    So where do I go to give feedback?
     
  6. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    :apple:tv feedback page.

    i'd encourage everybody to give feedback instead of whining...
     
  7. Diode macrumors 68020

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    A wifi capable remote would be sick ... maybe with a LCD screen ... or hell allow the iphone to be used as a remote.
     
  8. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    I vote for that, man. Allowing your ipod touch or iphone to be the remote, where you have your own special coverflow interface ( like itunes store )
    that has your library on it too, would blow my mind.
     
  9. HelixOmnimedia macrumors 6502a

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    My Movies, My TV Shows and My Music should all be moved to the top of the list menu.

    Its a pain that you have to scroll down past everything just to get to your own content.

    Thank god for my USA iTnus Account the menus look bare and empty when the UK Store is selected.

    I don't know if I like the interface or not... Only time will tell if it grows on me.
     
  10. d.f macrumors regular

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    US Itunes account

    are you still able to use your US itunes account... it won't let me. it warns that this is only valid for the US itunes store.... but doesn't log me in...

    you having any luck?
     
  11. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

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    There has to be a better way to scroll through the movies. Am I missing something. On my 42 inch tv, I can hardly read what the movies are. This sucks.
     
  12. chme6583 thread starter macrumors member

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    Man I love these forums!
    ;)
     
  13. elmo151 Guest

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    poster view doesn't work ( slow and eyestrain). Has anyone found a setting to get a simple list? :confused:
     
  14. midiotlv macrumors member

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    Well said!! I did just that. :)
     
  15. tonycarreon macrumors newbie

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    my thumb's already tired!
     
  16. imlucid macrumors 6502

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    Search provides a list of results.

    Kevin
     
  17. EggyToast macrumors newbie

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    1400 movies?! Assuming each is 1.5 hours (the minimum, essentially, since many go longer), that's about 90 days of straight, non-stop movie viewing. Even if you only sleep for 6 hours a day (120 days non-stop w/ sleep), that's 4 months straight of movies.

    You watch everything, repeatedly? Do you have a job? Maybe you need one :D Most people could probably watch a movie per night assuming a normal job and sleep schedule, and they have some semblance of a life. Which would mean you'd be set for over 3.5 years.

    More importantly, assuming you spent $9.99 per movie (the cheap ones canceling out the expensive ones), that's about $14k on movies.

    I don't think the problem is with :apple:TV :D
     
  18. chme6583 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've only seen about half, if not less. I've converted my entire DVD collection, as well as my uncle's, sister's, dad's and many of my friends. I use MacTheRipper at about 20 minutes per, then after I have a large amount, I use Handbrake. It's taken me over a year to get my collection to this point. Oh and yes I do have a job, own a consulting company, which enables me to have others assist in the conversion as well as giving me ample time to keep the process going. I will be slowing down, I'm almost out of movies to convert.
     
  19. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    Now move on to TV shows :D
     
  20. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

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    Maybe in a future update they will move the menu choices around and place the My Music, My Movies etc. on top of each menu to save our thumbs!!! :D
     
  21. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    When you give feedback, tell them to fix the feedback page to include Leopard, as an operating system option! :rolleyes:
     
  22. DataThief macrumors member

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    I am amazed that we still can't play music videos in play lists like music. They still only play one at a time. Other than that so far ok.
     
  23. jonnyblobby macrumors member

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    iPhone/itouch remote


    This exists, despite having to do some tv hacking first I think,
    but that wasn't hard anyway (I know bugger all on this kinda of thing but managed to pull it off in an hour)

    http://www.appletvhacks.net/2007/11/26/apple-tvs-new-remote-the-iphone/
     
  24. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    I'd definitely like to see a more functional remote from Apple, even if I have to pay a bit and it;s not included with :apple:TV.
     
  25. bentup macrumors member

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    Its harder to get to my content.


    Yay! Its soooo much easier to spend more money now! i use my TV for syncing and streaming. Renting is a nice touch, but the emphasis on renting is a little too much. Yah, its good if you are a new customer and plan to use it mainly for replacing On-Demand, but if you have already encoded tons of movies, and moved it all over along with your music... It just seems that it got more complicated.
     

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