Thinking about getting apple tv. What do you use it for mostly?

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  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    Is it just a one time buy or will I need to keep payin for updates/upgrads like phones and ipads
     
  2. boshii macrumors 68040

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    I'm thinking about it too with Mountain Lion coming.

    My advice to you is to WAIT!
     
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    Mountain lion? So what does a newer apple tv have that older ones dont
     
  4. boshii macrumors 68040

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    OSX 10.8. A feature is Airplay Mirroring from your mac. Sure there are other ways to do it but this is how I would like it to be done.
     
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    If I don't have a Mac would waiting make a difference
     
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    I just piocked up an apple tv a week ago. I really enjoy it. It mirrors anything on my iphone 4S or ipad 2, it connects to Netflix and some other internet sites and it plays all of my iTunes media and pictures on my 60" tv screen. I also use Keynote and powerpoint A LOT in my job and at church and the Apple TV is great. I can run presentations right from my iPhone or iPad without wires very easily. Love it.
     
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    Just FYI most stores don't have them in stock right now.
    Looks like there will be a refresh coming soon. I wouldn't
    be surprised if it was in the same time frame as the new
    iPad. Maybe 1080 mirroring??
     
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    I'd get one now, at least we know we can jailbreak the current model.
     
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    I really hopw there is no new model coming. I always get my MAC hardware just before something new comes out. I bought my iBook G4 a month before Mac started using the INTEL chips. I got my original iPhone a week before the 3G came out. and so on. ugh.
     
  11. Indecisi0n macrumors regular

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    I use it here and there for renting movies. Not so much anymore with Redbox.
     
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    Never thought of taking the ATV to work for presentations. Thanks!
     
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    Samething here is Canada. All stores but Apple stores are out of stock.

    We may see something new in March.
     
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    Apple TV is perhaps the best apple product in the sense of what you get for your money. I got mine a few years ago and it was the best $99 ever spent.
     
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    It's really great. I go to a lot of places that have inaccesable wifi so I bring my apple tv, airport express, and ipad 2 or iphone 4S. The airport express is just used to allow communication between the apple tv and iDevice. Remember to bring a wifi unit. Even if it doesn't connect to the internet you need it.
     
  16. Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    Dude, that one is on you. I think everybody knew the 3G was coming out, even my wife.


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    As to what we use it for, lots of things and everyone who is our house and sees it, wants one.

    1) Use it to view videos from iPhones on TV via Airplay.
    2) Play music on TV from iTunes on TV
    3) Watch Movie Trailers
    4) Ripped P90X and put in iTunes. No more fiddling with discs.
    5) Buy missed TV episodes (hate watching TV shows on a computer)

    I don't do Netflix because streaming quality sucks IMHO, but you can.
     
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    The app AirVideo makes ATV all worthwhile IMO
     
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    AirVideo will no longer be needed for OSX users when Mountain Lion is released.
     
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    Since both max out at 720p, what's your issue? Most of Netflix's selection streams to Apple TV in HD.
     
  20. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe I'm missing something but it seems that unlike their other devices where Apple has taken something that already exists (smartphone, tablet, etc) and made me realize (convinced me) that I NEED to have this device and I need to have it from Apple... I haven't seen that from the apple TV.

    Now before you down-vote my post... please provide me links to any type of literature or advertisements, keynote speeches, etc. that cast appleTV in the same light as the iPhone/iPad (i.e. "you need this in your life because...").
     
  21. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Apple TV is one of those things that Apple considers a pet project. I don't think I've ever seen an advertisment for it. But I will tell you one thing, if you own and ipad or iphone, it's a must have product. You get a LOT for your $99.
     
  22. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    You could say the same thing about their Airport Extreme Base Stations and Time Capsules.

    http://www.apple.com/appletv/
     
  23. Herdfan macrumors 6502

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    But that is assuming you can max out the stream. I can't. Hence the quality sucks.
     
  24. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the legit replies!

    I do own an iPhone (hopefully an iPad when the 3 comes out) and I will be looking at the functionality of AppleTV and how it interacts with the two. I honestly know nothing about it but I've been looking for an alternative to cable TV since Time warner cable is a joke anymore...
     
  25. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Why can't you? The only bottleneck you should have is network latency.
     

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