Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Dave doubts the Apple TV

Dave: "Don't expect me to gush, I think it's the wrong way to go, and not because of its resolution."

I'm interested to hear what he has to say.

I on the other hand predicted this two years too early (the Mac Mini came out instead), and I think it's the absolute right path. Downloading is easier than recording, especially if the shows download automatically (no missing the final 5 minutes because a show runs over or your DVR hiccups). I'm happy with the resolution, too.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually meant to leave the comment from the "What does the iTunes Paramount deal mean?" mean under this post. Using an apple tv do you pay a fee for each show you download? If so I do not believe this is the absolute right path for comsumers in the U.S. With a HTPC/PVR/DVR based solution one has lower variable costs (that is excluding services like tivo).

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Blogger Bob Lee said...

I guess it depends on how many shows you watch per month and how much you hate commercials (I really do)--with Tivo, you still need to fast forward. Also, I plan on using the Apple TV for movies. Not having to deal with DVDs (especially with my kid) will be nice. Sure, I could set up my own media server with an xbox or something, but the Apple hardware looks so nice and is so easy to use.

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