Originally Posted by Cory Bauer
The worst thing about the new Apple TV is that it offers absolutely nothing in terms of improvements for current Apple TV owners; Netflix streaming is the only real addition, and nearly everyone already has that capability thru either a game console, blu-ray player or their television itself. Apple's still asking people to pay for a box so they can buy content from Apple. And for anyone thinking this can somehow replace their cable package, have fun with those five shows from ABC and Fox.
There are so many TV shows on ITS it's ridiculous. Most you can't stream? OK, well the flipside the crux of my problem with the device in general. I guessing that in about 6 months or so we'll see a solid upgrade to the software for the "missing" app support.
1) this will allow networks to write apps for subscription plans
2) It will allow for gaming which it seems Apple is finally warming up to (silly it took them so long and continues to do so)
My biggest bitch is that without local storage I can't make purchases directly from the ATV which then synch to the server. That's one of the best features.
I suppose I would have to buy from my server now? I don't want to have to go to my laptop and screen share every time I want to purchase something. (I'm definitely keeping my old ATV's)
Also, not having local storage bites because I like to synch content and not rely on the server at all
times. Especially for music which takes up hardly any space.
Waiting for an update even though the potential is there and the price is right.
BTW why does everyone think Netflix is going to be free? Correct me if I'm wrong, but you have to have a netflix account first guys.