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Biggest pro is that whatever video content you're streaming from Safari can easily just be AirPlayed to your Apple TV. So if you're streaming a movie from a site on Safari *wink wink*, you can just put that movie on your TV without a problem.
Apple TV was the only Apple device I've ever purchased that I was unimpressed with...so much so that I returned it. It's fantastic for certain things (especially streaming media from places like Netflix or iTunes), but I found it severely lacking in the mirroring department. I bought it to mirror from my Macbook onto my TV, and while it did some things decently while mirroring, playing media was a major let down (with constant lag on playback, sync issues at times and an overall degradation of the source). It seemed to struggle the most when trying to mirror 1080p files, regardless of type.
Truthfully, the Apple TV unit would be perfect if it allowed you to connect a hard drive to it, or if it could access network drives for film playback. Unfortunately, it has neither of those options.
At the end of the day, it really depends on what you plan to use it for...it has many strengths, including the specific apps available ON the unit itself...but in some ways, I feel it just doesn't quite function like I would expect. I have 2 Western Digital TV Live units in my house that mirror each other and stream files from a network drive as well as have access to Netflix and Hulu, etc. These were around $50/piece, and work MUCH better than Apple TV for what I needed.
Things are moving that way... very, very slowly...It would be nice, if you could pay a small fee to stream live TV for certain channels.
Things are moving that way... very, very slowly...
In Boston you should be able to get your network affiliate local stations on 'rabbit ears' for free...
I agree, CBS channel 4 in Boston has a 5.99 a month subscription fee for live TV.
The fee isn't only limited to live local CBS affiliates. It offers all the other on-demand programming. It's a model that I am hopeful others will start with so we can pick and choose what we'd like and pay a lot less for our entertainment than we would with a cable subscription.
The problem is trying to watch it on the Mac or mirroring to the big screen.
It lags and buffers, and has trouble finding my location.
Just growing pains for the apps. Just like FOX Sports GO. They'll be better sooner than later.
I AirPlay CBS All-Access to my Apple TV without a problem because I have jailbroken iDevices.