A bit more information on the direct to TV feature would have been nice. Most if not all smart TV will already have a youtube app so it's not a big thing. But if Youtube can do it then why not other apps, that would be a big.
I agree it is a great service. I seem to recall reading that is started out of a deal between Steve Jobs and Stanford U.
One thing I do find annoying though it is the amount of 2 minute teaser lectures that are a waste of time. There a plenty though that are really great. I suppose it depends upon the provider.
I just hope that that is the case. Right now it looks more likely that the JB community will move on because of how well Apple locked down the ATV3. The programmers who are creating products such as XBMC will also move on and add funtionality to competing devices.. Consumers will also move to these if they have significant advantages over the ATV. That is why in my original post I expressed my hope that Apple would do something with the ATV
the whole topic was about what the jailbreak community has added in terms of functionality. I would expect Apple could do even better, instead what have they done; added MLB, NHL wow. Where I am ATV2s are selling for about $200 because they can be jail broke, so it is not just me who wants the extra functionality.
Wasn't meant as a bait at all. I am in the market for a second tv box and I'm patiently waiting for Apple to do something with their hobby. Right now, beyond itunes rentals, the ATV doesn't do anything more than my smart TV does.
One can always hope that Apple actually does something innovative with the Apple TV. Jailbreakers are the ones who are innovating in this area. it is too bad that they haven't cracked the ATV3. Unless Apple does something or a jailbreak shows up for the ATV3, the world is going to move on to different hardware.