1. Les74's Avatar
    Apple TV. Went out and bought one just so I could binge watch the last half season of Breaking Bad.
    12-29-2013 10:15 PM
  2. mulasien's Avatar
    So I went ahead and got the Apple TV. I really wanted to check air play out. It seems pretty rad do far. Now I just hope they don't release a new one in a few months ;/

    I hope they keep adding channels at a quicker pace than they have been.
    That's the only thing cause me to wait to pull the trigger as well . The current version has been out for more than a year and a half, it's overdue for a refresh.

    Way back when I get my iPhone 3G, I didn't do due research and bought it about 2 weeks before the 3GS was announced (doh!). I've been wary since. Yes, I know that waiting for the 'next big thing' will mean I'm waiting forever, I get that.

    I figure that nothing new will be announced until May at least, so maybe I'll go ahead with it anyway.
    12-30-2013 10:02 AM
  3. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, actually I had a change of heart. I honestly missed amazon instant too much and decided to exchange it for a roku 3. It had a lot of apps I'll probably use. I did like air play, though.

    I'm going to see what apple potentially does with a new Apple TV. And I'll decide if it's worth picking up in addition to the roku. But I'm pretty happy with the roku so far, but I admiralty only used it for a bit.

    Do a lot of apple users here use a roku?
    12-30-2013 03:01 PM
  4. Fausty82's Avatar
    So, actually I had a change of heart. I honestly missed amazon instant too much and decided to exchange it for a roku 3. It had a lot of apps I'll probably use. I did like air play, though.
    Wow. I bet no one saw THAT (^^^^^) coming. SMH
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    12-30-2013 05:26 PM
  5. RavenSword's Avatar
    Wow. I bet no one saw THAT (^^^^^) coming. SMH
    Ha ha, I guess. I'm a impartial person :P
    12-31-2013 07:40 PM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    Ha ha, I guess. I'm a impartial person :P
    Take your pick:
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    OR
    Apple TV or Roku 3?-waffle-pic.gif
    12-31-2013 08:25 PM
  7. Ron7624's Avatar
    I've got them both. Apple in the living room and Roku in the bedroom. In the living room I can screen more to the television to entertain guests. In the bedroom I watch Netflix. But to be honest I'm usually on network TV. But that's just me...
    12-31-2013 11:12 PM
  8. RavenSword's Avatar
    Take your pick:
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    Mmmmm waffle
    01-01-2014 01:59 PM
  9. mulasien's Avatar
    (Not that this thread was about me to begin with, but...)

    Welp, I went ahead and pulled the trigger on an Apple TV from Apple's website. Looking forward to what I can do with it. Also fortunate enough that I can use a relative's cable TV subscription login to access the cable content. I'll be eager to try it out to see if it can replace our little HTPC for Hulu/Netflix/other content.

    Also got me a Kenu Air-frame car vent mount as well. I figure that I travel enough that having a mounted GPS in the form of my phone in any rental car is a good cheap investment .
    01-01-2014 06:12 PM
  10. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, I'm noticing that net flicks stream quality isn't looking as good as when I tried it in Apple TV. Maybe it's my connection, but it seemed like video came in clearer in the Apple TV, and that very thing might cause me to make yet another exchange to get the Apple TV again.

    But if apple releases a update on this year, that would stink
    01-01-2014 07:02 PM
  11. iEd's Avatar
    If you want to be able to stream Netflix until a new Apple TV drops take the Roku back and get a Chromecast for $35.
    If a new Apple TV comes with game changing features you'll only be out $35. Maybe throw the Chromecast on a second TV at that time.
    01-01-2014 09:39 PM
  12. RavenSword's Avatar
    If you want to be able to stream Netflix until a new Apple TV drops take the Roku back and get a Chromecast for $35.
    If a new Apple TV comes with game changing features you'll only be out $35. Maybe throw the Chromecast on a second TV at that time.
    We'll no, that's not the only thing I want to do with it.

    Honestly, I'm probably going to take the roku back and just get the Apple TV again. I hope they'll let me do yet another exchange.
    01-01-2014 10:35 PM
  13. RavenSword's Avatar
    I just hope whenever a new Apple TV might hit that they'll bring some improvements over to the current Apple TV.
    01-01-2014 10:45 PM
  14. Fausty82's Avatar
    We'll no, that's not the only thing I want to do with it.

    Honestly, I'm probably going to take the roku back and just get the Apple TV again. I hope they'll let me do yet another exchange.
    ... and, we’re back ...
    01-01-2014 10:52 PM
  15. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    This reminds me of some model guy that used to post here...lol.
    01-01-2014 10:57 PM
  16. RavenSword's Avatar
    ... and, we’re back ...
    Yeah, guess we are.
    01-02-2014 12:02 AM
  17. RavenSword's Avatar
    Really, I'm not sure what I can do, fausty, if I'm not satisfied, I'm going to find what will satisfy me.
    01-02-2014 12:03 AM
  18. Fausty82's Avatar
    Really, I'm not sure what I can do, fausty, if I'm not satisfied, I'm going to find what will satisfy me.
    Curious... are you married? with kids? and a job? What in the world to you do when you’re at a restaurant?
    01-02-2014 12:30 AM
  19. RavenSword's Avatar
    Curious... are you married? with kids? and a job? What in the world to you do when you’re at a restaurant?
    No, I'm not married and have kids. Yes I have a job. When I'm at a restraint I order what looks good.

    What's the point your trying to make?
    01-02-2014 02:03 AM
  20. Pedram Miyabinejad's Avatar
    Depends on your ecosystem. if you have lots of apple products, apple tv would be a better choice.
    01-02-2014 04:45 AM
  21. meashishnd's Avatar
    Apple TV : - simply the best with more clear result , performance is too nice
    01-02-2014 04:56 AM
  22. RavenSword's Avatar
    Depends on your ecosystem. if you have lots of apple products, apple tv would be a better choice.
    Well, I have a iPad and iPhone. Not sure if that's "a lot"

    I don't own a lot of iTunes video , though. Or at least ones I would still watch. I'm deciding still If I want to buy video content on iTunes or Amazon instant.
    01-02-2014 08:09 AM
  23. RavenSword's Avatar
    Apple TV : - simply the best with more clear result , performance is too nice
    Does it have better streaming performance?
    01-02-2014 08:10 AM
  24. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Apple TV : - simply the best with more clear result , performance is too nice
    I didn't find it to be useful at all for streaming and playback purposes though...the Roku at least offers some variety of file type support (Western Digital TV Live is extensively more useful in this way with support for 99.99999% of all file types)...the Apple TV's option for this was AirPlay support for video streaming from devices, and this works well if the file is loaded into iTunes, but if you try to stream playback from VLC or the like, it has choppy, laggy and granulation issues...even on 1080p files.

    RavenSword...the point people are trying to make is that discussing these things with you is really pointless because you have a very short fuse when it comes to actual use of a device, and before anyone can answer a question for you, or give you advice on usage options, you've switched to a different device...and then again to another device...and then back. To be fair, I didn't find the Apple TV useful for me at all...it didn't perform like I thought it should and the things I asked of it were not up to snuff for what I needed. That said, I kept it for a week and seriously put some usage time into it to make sure of that.

    Reading your posts seems like you buy something, plug it in and don't like the way it loads a menu so you pack it up and go buy something completely different. Not to say this isn't your right as a consumer, if that is what works for you, by all means knock yourself out...to be honest though, it just seems like you haven't bought any of these devices in reality, and you're just window shopping and randomly posting about it here. Just my observation though...if I'm wrong, I'm wrong...
    01-02-2014 08:14 AM
  25. RavenSword's Avatar
    I didn't find it to be useful at all for streaming and playback purposes though...the Roku at least offers some variety of file type support (Western Digital TV Live is extensively more useful in this way with support for 99.99999% of all file types)...the Apple TV's option for this was AirPlay support for video streaming from devices, and this works well if the file is loaded into iTunes, but if you try to stream playback from VLC or the like, it has choppy, laggy and granulation issues...even on 1080p files.

    RavenSword...the point people are trying to make is that discussing these things with you is really pointless because you have a very short fuse when it comes to actual use of a device, and before anyone can answer a question for you, or give you advice on usage options, you've switched to a different device...and then again to another device...and then back. To be fair, I didn't find the Apple TV useful for me at all...it didn't perform like I thought it should and the things I asked of it were not up to snuff for what I needed. That said, I kept it for a week and seriously put some usage time into it to make sure of that.

    Reading your posts seems like you buy something, plug it in and don't like the way it loads a menu so you pack it up and go buy something completely different. Not to say this isn't your right as a consumer, if that is what works for you, by all means knock yourself out...to be honest though, it just seems like you haven't bought any of these devices in reality, and you're just window shopping and randomly posting about it here. Just my observation though...if I'm wrong, I'm wrong...
    Yeah, I see your point. I think it's mostly that I want to make absolutely sure that I have the best thing or the thing that I think performs the best or best suits my needs.

    And I admit when I buy something or think about buying something, I read up on what others think. And if enough people prefer own thing over the other, that sways my decision.
    01-02-2014 11:54 AM
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