Originally Posted by djames42
I'm actually referring to the cost savings I achieve by using the AppleTV (and iTunes season passes) for my television content. When I bought my HDTV I checked with Comcast and their cost for basic HD service and a HD-capable DVR was about $105/month. I regularly watch about three TV shows and can subscribe via season pass for well under $150/year. I don't have to deal with commercials and can watch shows whenever I want (and unlike the DVR can also watch shows on my iPod or iPhone). I'm saving over $1000/year this way.
I agree (to a point) about movie purchases. Until the prices drop, I'm not going to purchase any movies from iTunes when I can buy better quality versions on DVD. The extra features help, but not enough. I do rent the occasional movie however, especially when they have decent options on the 99¢ menu.
So, you don't have any cable tv at all? I can see all the savings there if you decide not to get cable tv period, but I guess you never watch the news, live sporting events, awards shows or any random television. Unfortunately I can't breakdown the cost savings like that cause I'm only looking at the few dollar jump between SD package and HD package. Plus, I do watch alot more than just 2-3 shows per season. I have kept trying to take a serious look at ATV but always find a higher pic quality solution through other means. Blu-Ray purchase(love collecting and can't top the quality), netflix(usually get to see quality blu-ray content quicker that what the iTS makes available), just set up ps3mediaserver so I can stream all my .mkv torrent files straight through my ps3, and I have a WD HD Media Player(pic quality of which is far better than anything I've seen on an aTV, and there new live model has ethernet hook ups for streaming).
And no this isn't teckstud
BTW what did he end up getting banned for?