Has anyone actually received theirs yet? I would be interested in a review of how it actually performs rather than the adds for it.
Don't think so yet... I believe a few guys on a predominantly UK AV forum I loiter on have been told by Apple to expect delivery on the 4th Oct.
I don't think from an iPad perspective we'll see AppleTV's true usefulness until post-November; and the whole rental thing is a complete sideshow for me - I'm going to be able to stream my itunes library to my AV reciever in digital wonderfulness.. No more horrible phono or VGA cables!
I'm going to buy one. To get ready I bought the Airport Extreme base station last week.
Actually I read a lot about what the reviewers are saying about the Apple TV vs the other boxes and ordered a Roku XP|S.
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My wife may be wanting me to get one. I use my EyeTV to record shows instead of the old systems. She doesn't like watching them on the iMac, and at the price it seems like a good way to watch them on the 42". And since it is 720p, the failings of the Apple TV do not matter.
Question. Will it be possible for the new Apple TV to stream from an old, HD style Apple TV or will it be necessary to have a computer on for file access?
I never used Apple TV or similar devices but for the price, why not just get a PC and save some money? you can make it the size of Apple TVish as well and have more options.
In other words, why do people choose Apple TV (and similar devices) over a PC (not necessarily Windows or OSX) that's probably can be done at half the price? Like I said, I never used such devices nor never really looked into them so sorry if it sounds like a bash question...but it isn't, it's just a curiosity question.
My first generation Apple TV was $250. Hardly the price of a new PC. And I really don't like leaving computers on a good bit if I can avoid it. Just makes me nervous. And the new Apple TV with the streaming will be coming in around $99. Streams off another source or over the air, so still not a bad cost.