Originally Posted by Grunt21
That's cool info if you have an iMac or big machine, but for me, it means having to constantly set up and dismantle the whole external drive from my notebook every time I leave for work. When I take my notebook from the house, my wife wouldn't be able to use this setup to watch media on the TV until I come home and set it all up again. The whole reason I bought the WDTV in the first place was that it freed up my notebook and offered a permanent solution for both of us.
Um what post were you reading???
Did he ever mention to connect it to your "notebook"??
What he was suggesting was to put a central always on PC/Mac in your house with the drive holding your itunes directory. If you want to take your laptop to work, guess what..... you can
If your wife wants to watch/listen to something guess what..... she can too!!!
If you wanted to take music with you all you need to do is set up a playlist to coy to your mac/phone/touch etc and the songs can be copied there without affecting anyone else on the network.
Seriously if people were to take the time to actually look at what their home network does and realise that most of the stuff they bitch about can resolved with a little tweaking this place would be silent.
Originally Posted by MacTripper
I would like to see the AppleTV take off, be another Netflix, unfortunately in order to get decent downloads you need cable...and Comcast just bought NBC...ouch.
AT&T is going to hang up land lines, so there goes DSL.
Yeah the only thing that i really want an ATV to do is play non proprietary formats. even if by official paid codec pack add ons.
But then thats what i want itunes to do so im thinking that it may be more an itunes limitation than an ATV one.
A smaller footprint, maybe flash/ssd instead of physical HD, that way we can forgo this whole DVD/BRD argument all together. The device will be physically too small to fit one. Lastly 1080p playback.
On saying that heres hoping the 2010 iPhone update supports HD podcast playback finally. sick of having to download them twice.