1. yanks19's Avatar
    as many have already stated, it really is worth the price... provided at least one of the following is true:

    -you have a Netflix account and use the streaming feature
    -you have an mlb.tv or nba.tv account and watch games
    -you have a large library of ripped video (and music or pictures) you'd like to watch on your main TV

    plus the other things like youtube and iTunes rentals....but those are kind of secondary, i think. even if the ripped video you have is not in an idevice friendly format, something like air video with it's new airplay support can transcode to an iphone, shifted to the aTV. and there's always the jailbreak option. plus, if you have a friend over that also has an iphone or ipad, put them on your wifi and they can just shift their music/movies/photos to your TV as well. better than passing the device around.
    04-12-2011 02:29 PM
  2. cjvitek's Avatar
    We have two of them, one for each TV set. We have about 50 different videos/movies/tv shows on my wifes computer in iTunes, so we stream everything from that. Plus we watch netflix often.

    I would say we actually watch MORE through Apple TV now that we do through regular TV. Too bad Apple doesn't offer Internet TV channels.

    Chris
    04-17-2011 06:07 PM
  3. Mella's Avatar
    Too bad Apple doesn't offer Internet TV channels.
    Yeah, it's pity, but I think now there are many ways to watch TV shows online, maybe this list can give some good idea, watch through ATV? iPhone TV: Top iPhone Apps for Live Streaming Television

    To the Op, why not buy an Apple TV, and why not it's worth for the $100, read this wiki:
    AppleTV 2 - AwkwardTV
    04-18-2011 03:10 AM
  4. vplc's Avatar
    I think its pretty cool. I bought a wd tv live last year and it didn't work as well as I hoped. I just recently got an apple tv and i like it. I really like the airplay feature because searching for videos with the atv remote is rather slow. here is a video of me using it to watch videos from coachella
    04-18-2011 02:18 PM
  5. tritan's Avatar
    I went to the store to buy an apple tv then seen that I have to buy a cable HDMI to make it work. another 40 bucks insigma brand best buy recommended other wise he stated the cheaper cables with show choppy ness. Thoughts? where is the best place to buy a 6ft cable cheap? Both my tv's are 720 viso and a sharp.

    *update , i just found the refurbed on apples site for 85 with one year shipping and adding a 6ft hdmi cable out the door for 110.00 free shipping.

    I think I am close to pulling the trigger.
    Last edited by tritan; 04-22-2011 at 10:05 PM.
    04-22-2011 09:49 PM
  6. glorman's Avatar
    If you have Five Below in your area, go there pick up a perfectly fine HDMI cable for 5 bucks.
    04-22-2011 11:04 PM
  7. Fausty82's Avatar
    I get all of my HDMI cables from Monoprice.com. Their cables are good, but cheap... 6 foot cable for under $10 shipped.
    04-23-2011 07:33 AM
  8. glorman's Avatar
    I agree monoprice is another great source for cheap cables, their tv mounts are a great deal too. Never ever take advice from Best Buy employees. The $5 cable will work just as well as the $40 dollar one they are trying to sell you.

    And just to bring this back on topic, YES! The AppleTV is worth every penny!

    Grant
    04-23-2011 10:56 AM
  9. 736dave's Avatar
    Appletv plus Netflix is pretty good. Netflix has a good children's selection. Netflix is the real winner in this deal; apple must be getting a bit of a kickback for it to make sense.
    04-23-2011 11:42 AM
  10. App Guy's Avatar
    I think it is worth the $99. Like said could do without it but it is worth the money. Use it once in a while for Netflix and airplay with Iphone/ipod when working around house. I bought it to try knowing I could put on Ebay and sell used for $90. So it is worth the try. I like having it, but would like to see more from it.
    I agree. It isn't very expensive and pretty low risk.
    04-24-2011 02:07 PM
  11. OnbeatApps's Avatar
    i reckon it's worth the money. I like the fact you can sync your iPhone, iPad etc up to it and play your music and you do get good new movies on it. The only problem i have had with it is sometimes it can take a while to download the movies especially if they are HD, so it can be a pain when you are ready to watch a movie and it takes 3 hours to download!
    05-11-2011 07:10 AM
  12. m13's Avatar
    It has potential but the apps are not there yet. That's why people are interested in JB to get more contents on. Potentially you can use it to video conference and watch all internet video (flash included). All this sounds plausible but there are no iOS or Mac apps that can support those functionality, yet. Then there is the (remote) possibility of Apple allowing an app store for Apple TV.

    If getting a discount is the last hurdle then wait for the Thanksgiving sale at the end of November.
    05-18-2011 06:28 PM
  13. taddy's Avatar
    It's very worth it to me.
    05-23-2011 03:19 AM
  14. korp#IM's Avatar
    I just have a bunch of movies converted for my iPad and iPhone on my computer, then stream them to AppleTV and works flawlessly.
    05-23-2011 11:07 AM
  15. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    I just have a bunch of movies converted for my iPad and iPhone on my computer, then stream them to AppleTV and works flawlessly.
    I do this with all my DVDs and I have two Apple TVs... Best investment!!!!


    Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk
    05-23-2011 11:22 AM
  16. cajunrph's Avatar
    I just picked up a refurb one for $85 from Apple website. It's worth the gamble for me.
    05-25-2011 12:32 AM
  17. grammalu's Avatar
    I have an old GE Spacemaker TV, still works like a charm after more than a decade of use; despite the fact that GE has had many upgrades over the years to their television sets.
    I am new to this site, and I am just learning that my only 2 year old apple 3G iPhone does not have the same reliability for future use.
    Thanks to apple for leaving us behind. I don't get how they can do nothing to help us out but post a void to the service if you do what it takes to make it work.
    I have not yet jailbreaked or done anything to my phone, but I am extremely frustrated to finally be understanding why it hasn't worked right for so long.
    05-25-2011 05:21 PM
  18. ronney's Avatar
    I have and I must tell you that the hype was too big. The thing itself is good but it is not worth the money...If I could go back in time, I would simply wait for the price to drop first
    05-26-2011 11:51 AM
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