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09-02-2010, 01:07 PM #21What's better?
I'm not totally happy with the new aTV but would everyone please stop complaining about it not having 1080p. Please tell me one net streaming device that delivers 1080p content. Please tell me which broadband companies can support 1080p. How many people have TVs the size that 1080p even makes a difference. Most people say they want 1080p for the same reason that Spinal Tap had a knob that went to 11. Why? Because it was bigger tha 10!
09-02-2010, 01:21 PM #22
I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.
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09-02-2010, 01:24 PM #23
I agree about the comment above regarding 1080p. I have a 65" DLP and the only thing that supplies 1080p to it is my Blue-Ray player. I recently updated my Internet speed and have seen a huge difference in Netflix streaming picture quality. It now looks better than an upconverted DVD and rivals my U-verse HD channels, which are nearly as good as Blue-Ray. On a daily basis, I am completely happy with the sub-1080p picture quality.
09-02-2010, 01:30 PM #24
Well if anyone wants 1080p get the wd tv live much better
09-02-2010, 01:37 PM #25Really?
09-02-2010, 01:49 PM #26
not interested.Common Sense Its Not So Common
09-02-2010, 01:55 PM #27
I was really excited to pre-order one... but it pretty much does everything my ps3 or xbox can already do. so I had to pass. The price is so tempting tho.
09-02-2010, 01:57 PM #28
09-02-2010, 02:01 PM #29
@ $99 is not a bad deal.
09-02-2010, 02:20 PM #30
let me subscribe for $10 a month and be able to stream all the HD content i want and sure, I'll buy one right now, but I'm not going to pay .99c for a tv episode or $3.99 for a movie.
09-02-2010, 02:50 PM #31
I always stream movies from my iPhone to my ps3 but its in a different room. Having one of these stream movies from my PC or iPhone would be great.
Burning DVDs is getting ***, and this will make it so I can get rid of the old junky (and huge) DVD player I haveno spam
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09-02-2010, 03:09 PM #32
Just what we need, a proprietary network device that doesn't do much, except to stream media to your TV from iTunes...Boxee will be the game changer we are all looking for. November will bring the boxee box, open linux server (With a hard drive) that will allow you to stream almost anything to your TV, including Pandora...yay!
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09-02-2010, 04:07 PM #33
09-02-2010, 04:10 PM #34
My phone can export 720p, it supports avi formats, and installed is a hulu app.I have a hard time deciding what to do with $100 dollars....
09-02-2010, 04:21 PM #35
Apple TV does not provide broadband, unless they decide to go into broadband business. Which means you will still pay for broadband price probably more since Apple TV will demand more so you have to buy higher tier service.
I can live with pulling plug to reset the hardware once every few months, the equipment is free so who am I to complain Apple have to buy the hardware plus subscription.
Monopoly? not quite because you can get satallite services, DirectTV or DishNetwork.
Yes they are slow to make advances, but what advances do I really need. Give me a DVR and reliable signal I am a happy camper.
09-02-2010, 04:28 PM #36
Telco's around the world are using this type of box connected to their servers to stream content. The future is with cloud based content not storage devices. iTunes will eventually go this way too. Netflix does not stream in 1020p as one person states. The broadband infrastructure cannot deliver the quality bluray does. http://gizmodo.com/5467011/netflix-s...-update-or-not
So what's your complaint about inferior product or market standard? 720p is the standard, 1020p is the premier format.
Last edited by Tyronal; 09-02-2010 at 04:53 PM.
09-02-2010, 05:04 PM #37So close to being able to ditch my Windows Media Center
All they had to do was make this an IOS device. You can watch tv shows on your iPad for free with the ABC app but you have to pay $.99 to watch it on an appleTV? I also agree with the other poster, I would pay $.99 a month to watch unlimited shows from each abc, then another $.99 to watch unlimited shows from fox and so on but not $.99 per episode each time you watch it. My wife normally falls asleep in the middle of watching tv at night which means it would cost us another $.99 the next time she wanted to finish the part she missed.
Elgoto EyeTV has an app for the iPhone and iPad to allow you to stream and watch recorded and live tv using a Mac and their hardware to capture HDTV from the cable box. If this would have the ability I would buy a MacMini to connect the EyeTV to two cable boxes and replaced the 4 xbox 360s I have in the house with appleTV's. I hope this is something they decide to fix soon with a software update.
This was so close, shame on you Apple. I'm willing to bet this had to do with the tv companies nit wanting their free apps on the tv competing with hulu+ and cable companies.
09-02-2010, 05:30 PM #38
we have freeview in the uk, also a lot of providers have a +1hr on there most viewed channels, we can even watch on line with the bbc iPlayer and other channel provider equivalents
so want I'm saying is there is no point to the AppleTV in the uk, so I'll never get one
09-02-2010, 05:42 PM #39
i hope that they also release an update to the old apple tv to support netflix....[IMG]http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/9703/modu.gif[/IMG]
09-02-2010, 06:45 PM #40
i was waiting on a new apple tv but as soon as they rolled up this "$99" joke i went out and bought me a 160gb apple tv for $80 and hacked it...im happily streaming and playing all my media from pc and external hard drive =]
iPHONE 3G FW 4.0 JB & iPHONE 4 4.0 READY TO BE JB=]