Who is buying the Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by robrose20, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. robrose20 macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    A little poll, who is going to buy the Apple TV after todays MacWorld.

    I am a little disappointed that they didn't upgrade the hardware. I like that they added HD content. I plan on getting one soon.
  2. pedz macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2007
    I am

    I currently have one in my family room and was waiting for the announcement before buying a second one for my bedroom. Definitely will now. Still have my $100 credit from my iPhone purchase so it will only cost $129!

    I am very happy with the announced changes.
  3. thworple macrumors 6502


    Oct 20, 2005
    Sussex, England
    I'd love to buy one, but as someone based in the UK, it would be kinda pointless considering its current state in this country.

    Firstly, we didn't get a price drop in the UK. It's still £199 (around $392) and £269 ($530), whereas the US prices are now $229 (around £116) and $329 (£167). Even with sales tax factored in, this is still way too expensive. Here's hoping that Apple have simply made a mistake and haven't dropped the UK prices yet.

    Secondly, the movie rentals, a huge feature in this updated Apple TV, are not available here yet. If and when this comes along, I may well look into buying one.
  4. Spizzo macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2004
    Pacific NW
    I'm going to pick up one soon. Not really interested in the movie rentals though. Netflix is still cheeper for me... but the price drop from Apple is nice! :D
  5. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Same here. Buying a second one so I don't have to take my current one back and forth between the basement and bedroom... :p
  6. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2006
    Minneapolis, USA
    i think this is a very strong device now with the renting of movies, not buying.

    I'd still rather have dvd's over hard drives for movies right now.
  7. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
  8. mkaake macrumors 65816

    Apr 10, 2003
    It depends on the 5.1 pass-through - if it is done via optical or HDMI. If I can do it with optical, I'll buy one in the next few months. Otherwise, I'll hold off for some time.

    Now it's time to start pouring over aTV posts to find out if I can rip my current DVD collection with 5.1 passthrough...
  9. imlucid macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007
    DD will play over optical or HDMI.

  10. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2005
    Santa Rosa, California
    Wasn't the last day to use that like a month ago? (The $100 Gift Card?)


    EDIT: Found out it was actually just having the paper work in but doesn't reflect on the actual use because it's like an Apple Gift Card.
  11. Decrepit macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2007
    Foothills to the Rocky Mountains
    I believe it was a month ago that you lost your ability to apply for the $100. If you did it, and got the printout, barcodes, etc., you should be fine. (I hope, as I look over to my wall and the printout from months ago.)
  12. EricBrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2005
    Still won't buy it because still can't attach my external drives to it.
  13. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    I just found a 160GB Apple TV on Craigslist for $200 - see if I can snatch it up :)
  14. Duffinator macrumors 6502


    Sep 3, 2007
    130 miles NE of Cupertino
    Cool, good luck. I got my brand new in the box 40GB on CL about six months ago.

    While it would be nice to have one in my bedroom I'll wait to see how the software update and the DD 5.1 works. I watched a video of Walt Mossberg (maybe a different video I've watched several) and he made it sound like the update would be mailed to registered users? Won't it be pushed through iTunes?
  15. JohnnyGadgets macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2008
    update via menu

    i read the update will be done through the atv software update in settings. I bought one today at the lower price. i'm having no problem streaming via wireless my ripped dvds. that being the case not being able to add a usb drive directly is no big deal for me.
  16. coolant113 macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2007
    New Jersey
    i am going to buy it prolly this weekend.. before today thought the apple tv was dead and was going to be silently discontinued but today that i was re-released and that it supports movie rentals i am defiantly buying one maybe even 2.. this is going to save me the trip to blockbuster:apple::apple:
  17. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    I'm buying it (again, sold the last one on eBay before Christmas). :)

    I'm just waiting for Amazon to lower their price to $229 and get them in stock for Amazon Prime shipping.
  18. jbellanca macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Definitely getting one. Had to work late so couldn't go tonight, but will tomorrow. Would have liked a HW upgrade, but this will do. When/If they every do a HW upgrade, I'll just move this one to the bedroom or workout room. Was waiting until after MWSF to figure out what to do... have been surviving on playing videos on my PS3 until now.
  19. jbellanca macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    I don't understand your issue here exactly. You can connect as many external drives you want to your Mac/PC, and store the videos/movies on all the external drives and access via iTunes. Apple TV then streams/copies them from iTunes (aka the external drive). So, ATv does access the external drives, just via your computer/iTunes. (You can add files into iTunes and not have it copy them by holding down Option when you drag the file into iTunes.)
  20. imlucid macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007
    Apple TV will update over the Internet. You can either manually check for updates or it will alert you that an update is available within a week.

  21. ob81 macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    I will surely be getting one more for the bedroom. I waited to purchase just in case they updated the hardware. Software is what I was banking on though.
  22. thegeist macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2008
    I was thinking about it, but I sort of want to see how Netflix responds. I've always tried to support them vs Blockbuster.
  23. ob81 macrumors 65816


    Jun 11, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    They already responded. Unlimited monthly streaming movies.
  24. evilyankeefan macrumors regular


    Aug 12, 2007
    Might be time for me to cash in my piggy bank containing the spare change I've collected over the last year.
  25. Yvan256 macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2004
    I'm not buying another, the one I have right here is working fine. ;)

    I wonder how long it will take for us Canadians to get movie rentals though...

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