iPad with Apple TV
This is a discussion on iPad with Apple TV within the iPad General Discussions forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by Gemnilocs
has anyone gotten the apple tv and then cancelled their cable? I am strongly considering doing just that and cutting the. ...
I thought I might do that before getting my Apple TV. I envisioned getting 3 or so for all TVs.
Originally Posted by Gemnilocs
However, after owning it for a month I think it is still premature to cut the cable--well in my case satellite.
For one thing I just don't get that "turn it on and let's go" feeling like I do with regular TV. I find it annoying about ATV that there is no way to have my own "favorites." So if I found a podcast or radio stream I like I would have to find it again from scratch should I want to hear it again. That is pretty lame IMO.
The other thing is news and weather. I would like a quick way to watch news, preferably live, right away. But instead I have to search for a podcast, hope that it is current, and then watch it. And, again, I would have to do that each time I want to watch it.
And sports is pretty much non existent.
Moreover the whole UI does not seem quite what I expect from Apple. While it is snappy enough, there could be many more features. Heck we should be able to perhaps make a "channel guide" of some sort... something that makes it more friendly to browse what is available that is customized for what we individually like.
So right now it almost feels like it is another iTunes PC. Doesn't quite have that "TV" feel yet. While AirPlay is very cool, most anything on my iPad is already in my iTunes PC which is all accessible already to ATV. Many of the apps I would want to see on ATV from my iPad only work with sound, not video. Ironically YouTube lets me see video and sound on ATV but YouTube is already on ATV. Would be nice for, say, a game that isn't too graphics intensive to show there.
I still like ATV. It just hasn't been quite the cut-the-cord device I was hoping for. Yet.
11-24-2010 11:27 AM
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