Apple tv vs sony media

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  1. Wakawaka
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    Saw a Sony media thing at Costco for $99

    Same thing as apple tv, just Sony version...

    Only thing I noticed is the output of 1080p vs 720p apple offers. So that's a plus for me.. Also supports an external hard drive which I want to use..got about 100gb of photos and videos.

    Not sure if the apple tv supports external drives..

    Anywho, no ipad app for Sony..does have iPhone/itouch support but eh.

    What y'all think?
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    Roku makes media boxes starting around 60$ as well. It's all personal preference.

    I just ordered an Apple TV as we both have iPads, and likely will get iPhones when they come to Verizon next year. Figure all the AirPlay streaming should be fun. Hopefully you can stream video taken from the iPhone....on the Apple TV.
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    The Sony Netbox has good reviews. It all depends on what you want. I like the Airplay capabilities, and don't have anything that goes beyond 720p. So the Apple TV was well suited for me. What I am really looking forward to is the future enhancements. The ability to link to my iTunes is great.
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    I just ordered a Mac Mini to use as a HTPC....Can't wait to set it up!
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    I'm hoping someone figures out multiple screens. Play a game on the iPad and watch it full screen on the TV. :D

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