Originally Posted by battiato1981
If you take a moment to pair your remote to the Apple TV, that annoying problem disappears ... Just look under settings and then remotes ... Your remote will then only work on that Apple TV, no mater what other iDevices are around.
Thanks for the tip. I turned my IR sensor off on my MacBook not realizing this was the true solution.
Originally Posted by FlashmanBurgess
Too bad NetFlix doesn't have any HD movies that are current. I'll take my rentals on iTunes for $4.99 over a $9.00 a month subscription to nothing worth watching.
I don't understand why you need to tell us this? From this story it obviously looks like you're in the minority.
Originally Posted by gwlaw99
Hard to compete with a service that is free. For most users this is just a bonus to their Netflix DVD subscription or streaming only for $9 a month.
Now that Amazon is making its streaming service free for all Prime members, I can foresee the gap between Amazon's service and iTunes quickly widening as soon as it is available on AppleTV.
Originally Posted by gas_pig70
Agreed. I so want to cut the cord but unfortunately I can't find a good (and legit) source for my Forumula 1, Moto GP, WSBK and AMA Supercross/Motocross fix. iTunes could pretty much cover eveything else I really care about which are Discovery & History Channel shows.
Sports and news still have a lot of us suckered in to the monthly cable bill.
Originally Posted by Wiggin
Sure, and let's just have unlimited electricity so I can leave my lights on all the time and unlimited water so I can leave my facuets running all day. How about unlimited gas so I don't have to turn off my car.
Welcome to the real world. If you are using more data, you should be paying more becasue the ISP has to add more bandwidth, more lines, more switches, more routers, etc, to support YOUR habits. Not mine, nor that of most other people. Why should we pay for all those equipment upgrades just to support your usage? You use 20 times more data than I do. Why should I support your addiction?
I see what you are trying to say, but it is not really the same argument. Ever try to add a new turbine to a power plant? The planning and resources required to do so are considerably more than upgrading network hardware going in to a local neighborhood. Plus it require very little energy, relatively speaking, to power the additional networking equipment.
There is a lot of money to be made by nickeling and dimming consumers on "extra" "unlimited data".
Originally Posted by antkm1
Not surprising to read this headline. I got the Apple TV last November, and the only reason why i pulled the trigger was because it had Netflix and YouTube, and a direct link to iTunes. However, it was Netflix that put us over the edge. Otherwise, it would have been Roku for our household. I would say about 90% of our aTV use is Netflix.
Same here. I think adding Netflix was some Apple had to reluctantly do to sell more hardware.
Originally Posted by X38
iTunes rentals are too expensive to rent except very rarely and the 25 hour window to watch is completely stupid. The last one I rented I had to stop midway and restart the next night, except that I was unexpectedly delayed and it expired a few minutes before I could restart it, effectively loosing my rental fee.
iTunes rental prices need to drop to a dollar for all movies with no viewing restrictions within the 30 day rental period for online distribution to really take over.
Agreed. There are too many restrictions on Apple's rentals. Add the high cost of the rental and it is a no-win. I'm sure just about any one with kids and a real job can verify how difficult it can be sometimes to watch a movie in 25 hours.