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Just got one today, it's really, really cool.
Was having issues with my Airport Express losing signal all the time, so for $99 I went for it.
Folks, this thing is pretty dope.
Streams iTunes library - best feature IMO
Connects to YouTube
Connects to iTunes Store
Podcasts and Internet Radio
Plus is running iOS4 so apps can't be that far off.
I am not trying to be a Mac hater but that thing has like zero features compared to the competition. I am sure it is neat and the interface looks cool.
Did they get rid of the hard drive inside it? Like it's only streaming now, you can't save things to it anymore?
i just bought the cable to connect my mac to the tv... it does all that too, but was only about $12.
Sucks that source has to be on - I prefer old the old apple tv
well I ain't gonna let you turds of misery rain on my apple tv friday night. haha
i bought one of those WDTV things, what a piece of shit, considering getting the apple TV as a replacement, cheaper than another PS3 which is awesome for watching movies btw, I have a 2TB external hooked up to it full of movies, and its full. bloody awesome.
I have a PC and am running tversity on the home server/desktop to the ps3. I have 186 streaming channels, and 1.5 TB of movies in basically any format at my fingertips. The Mac is a great machine but the lockdown that Steve Jobs has on it makes me say fuck him in the face. Got another streaming server app called Playon that allows a t one of shit and hulu over it, for $5 a year (until hulu stops that shit). The Apple TV is kind of a toy in comparison.
I came home tonight and my Apple TV was sitting on my doorstep.
I was so excited to get inside and hook it up only to be completely disappointed it didn't come with an HDMI cable.
After a trip to Target, $25, upgrading to itunes 10, a restart, then logging into my wifi, itune s and netflix I'm finally up and running!
It only took a littl more than 1 hour and that included the trip to Target.
I don't have cable but stream a bunch of netflix stuff on my PS3 in my living room.
This is in the bedroom but with $3.99-$7.99 for movie rental plus .99 for tv shows I can see this costing me more than premium cable. I will mostley just watch netflix and ripped movies but the radio and iphoto screen saver seems to be an extra bonus.
The package and product design is cool as expected.
As for that Raku XDS. I will never buy another Raku after I fell for that soundbridge product that set me back hundreds of dollars and was outdated and non compatible with itunes after 6 months. This Apple TV does everything that soundbridge did (streams internet radio and plays my itunes) plus plays movies all for a fraction of the price.
Plus my walmart $19.99 oscillating fan has abetter designed remote than that Roku XDS.
"is running iOS4 so apps can't be that far off."
where do you intend to store apps if it has no internal storage?
If it had the app store I would buy it for 100 bucks.
So if it has App Store will it turn out to be a gaming console?