or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPod + iTunes + AppleTV › Total shipments of new Apple TV top 2 million, 820K sold last quarter - report
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Total shipments of new Apple TV top 2 million, 820K sold last quarter - report - Page 2

post #41 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capnbob View Post

Apple TV is $99, PS3 basic is $299 in US. ITunes, Netflix, Airplay, strong integration to your home PCs for a total impulse price. PS3 is nice but 3x the price and nowhere near an impulse buy.
When they open up an App store for it, it will become much more useful (and all the UK VoD services will probably magically appear).

You pay more but you get more too. And if you can afford ipad and ipod for airplay, cost really isn't a problem. I have Apple TV 1 and PS3. Apple TV does photos well. PS3 does HD movies which is really why I got an HDTV and it plays my existing DVD's and Netflix DVD's and does Netflix streaming.
post #42 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by KT Walrus View Post

The killer app for Apple TV is AirPlay.

Is it really killer? How is the picture quality when scaling ipad content to an HDTV? Apple TV requires itunes so the movie would go from computer to AppleTV instead of computer to ipad to Apple TV.
post #43 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by ltcompuser View Post

That said, there are a few things I'd like to see the ATV have:

* ...
* ...
* apps running on the ATV.

I wish Apple will make a 40" or 50" iPad ...
post #44 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by pt123 View Post

Is it really killer? How is the picture quality when scaling ipad content to an HDTV? Apple TV requires itunes so the movie would go from computer to AppleTV instead of computer to ipad to Apple TV.

Yeah, it is killer.

I have a 52" Samsung and the AirPlay picture quality is great.

My kids especially love the streaming the 720P YouTube videos from the iPad.

it will be even better when more apps stream.
post #45 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by pt123 View Post

Apple TV requires itunes so the movie would go from computer to AppleTV instead of computer to ipad to Apple TV.

Thats an erroneous conclusion. In fact, the AppleTV is the first iOS-based device that, out of the box, does not require any connection to iTunes on a PC to be useful. You can log into the iTS, Flickr, YouTube, Netflix accounts, and perhaps others right from the device.

AirPlay is either done from an Device to an AppleTV through a router or directly via an ad-hoc network. Ive heard that latter actually works but I have my doubts. I think its just the first method, but its not being routed to a PC running iTunes just to push it back onto the network again.
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
post #46 of 61
Guessing when they update the Apple TV they'll drop in the A5 chip (current one has the A4) and then 1080p will be no problem whatsoever. That's when I'll get interested.
post #47 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sasparilla View Post

Guessing when they update the Apple TV they'll drop in the A5 chip (current one has the A4) and then 1080p will be no problem whatsoever. That's when I'll get interested.

I wonder if theyll not enable 1080p in the next AppleTV or even come out with a 1080p-capable AppleTV until they can get 1080p on the iTS.
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
Reply
post #48 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by tjwal View Post

Agreed, at that price I can see a couple more coming home with me There are some things missing though. I'd like to access my itunes library (NAS) or other video library directly rather than through an itunes server. There are work arounds but I suppose I'm like the 99% of the other buyers and just want something that I plug it and it works.

Man, I LOVE my Apple TV. I watch movies from itunes INSTANTLY (Get a GOOD U-Verse/DSL Connection -- Doh!) I have 24Mbps, works beautifully -- Airplay rocks -- everytime I show movies I shot with my iphone on the screen in my theater i've got in my house people go nuts -- My prediction -- this is Apple's next big thing -- once it does gaming, apps, etc... This is just the beginning.
post #49 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by KT Walrus View Post

The killer app for Apple TV is AirPlay.

Really?

I've never understood what your actually meant to use it for. It look really cool when you see the videos sending the content from your iPhone or iPad to your TV, but the iPhone and iPad don't have big enough hard drives to store your film collection on so that still needs to come from your computer. So does that just leave things like You Tube, in which case there already on an Apple TV. Or what is it that is on your phone that makes it worthwhile to turn your TV on, choose the Apple TV input, turn your Apple TV on and then hit the button to send the video your watching to the TV.

The tech looks great, I just can't think of any situation where it's useful.
post #50 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by jr_b View Post

Apple TV 2 is not as good as the original Apple TV. Sure it has Netflix, MLB and NBA. My xBox 360 plays all Netflix content --the Apple TV 2 doesn't.

Hmmm? What Netflix content does the Apple TV not play?
They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
Reply
They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
Reply
post #51 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by ltcompuser View Post

Yeah, it is killer.

I have a 52" Samsung and the AirPlay picture quality is great.

My kids especially love the streaming the 720P YouTube videos from the iPad.

it will be even better when more apps stream.

I can stream video from my phone, or Mac to my PS3, this Airplay is not a new concept
post #52 of 61
I don't thing there is much doubt about it. The ATV interface is a dream compared to that of the PS3. my wife is a techno peasant she uses ATV daily. I could not get her to understand the PS3 interface. Just getting to Netflix on the PS3 is an inelegant chore.

Quote:
Originally Posted by neiltc13 View Post

Surprised so many of these are selling. It really isn't a product worthy of homes when there are devices that do so much more available.

It would be cool to have an Apple TV, but I can't justify it when my PS3 does everything it does and so, so much more:
  • Blu Ray
  • DVD
  • Games
  • BBC iPlayer
  • ITV Player
  • Hulu
  • LoveFilm
  • Live TV (with recording to HDD, pause and rewind)
  • Free music videos (how much does Apple charge?!)
  • 4OD
  • Web Browsing (with Flash)

Granted, PS3 is more expensive but it's less than £100 more expensive and I'd say that additional functionality warrants the price.
post #53 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by addicted44 View Post

The PS3 is a MUCH better value for money than the Apple TV. However, its not a perfect substitute for it. The low price point (at least for people with disposable incomes) means that people are very willing to spend the sum to achieve that functionality.

Currently, the Apple TV does not offer much for people outside the US, unless you have a large iTunes based library. However, in the US, its a tiny thing which does not clutter your entertainment center, and provides you with a large amount of easily accessible content (MLB, NBA, Netflix, iTunes) at a very low price.

I wouldn't be surprised if there were many who purchased an Apple TV but also have a PS3, or an XBox 360.

I'm not in the US, and I can do everything on my Apple TV a US Apple TV can do except NetFlix (theoretically, I could do it with some serious wriggling around with a proxy and buying a US credit card number service). All it takes is the purchase of a US Apple iTunes Gift Card online.

I absolutely love my Apple TV, mostly for streaming my iTunes library, but I do rent movies from time to time.
post #54 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by biggarthomas View Post

I don't thing there is much doubt about it. The ATV interface is a dream compared to that of the PS3. my wife is a techno peasant she uses ATV daily. I could not get her to understand the PS3 interface. Just getting to Netflix on the PS3 is an inelegant chore.

No it isn't, they are just as bad as each other.

The ATV menu is inconsistent, and confusing.
post #55 of 61
Why doesn't AppleTV have Pandora?!?!? I saw a Samsung Blueray player that had the pandora client, so I highly doubt it is because Pandora doesn't want to be on AppleTV.

Why doesn't AppleTV have Pandora??? It just makes no sense to me.

I have one of these and would use the Pandora client a lot if it had it.
post #56 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by biggarthomas View Post

I don't thing there is much doubt about it. The ATV interface is a dream compared to that of the PS3. my wife is a techno peasant she uses ATV daily. I could not get her to understand the PS3 interface. Just getting to Netflix on the PS3 is an inelegant chore.

On the PS3 it is a few arrow clicks and select. The Apple TV UI is arrow clicks and select button. Wife understands Apple clicks but not PS3 clicks?
post #57 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfanning View Post

I can stream video from my phone, or Mac to my PS3, this Airplay is not a new concept

I never claimed it was a new concept.
It's the combination of having 1 mac as a repository for all our media files. Then being able to access the media through iPods, iPhones, iPads and Apple TV that is the benefit. My PS3 also has slideshow capabilities and you can hook up an external drive, they just as easy to use as using the ATV.

Before AirPlay was out I bought Rivet http://thelittleappfactory.com/rivet/ to stream to our PS3. Unfortunately, it wasn't robust enough for the amount of media we have.

One improvement that could be made on the iPad is how it handles shared video libraries. It needs the ability to sort by Genres, especially for large libraries. The titles and images get out of sync when scrolling through a large collection of videos. In this regard, if it worked more like the ATV it would be fine.
post #58 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by timgriff84 View Post

Really?

I've never understood what your actually meant to use it for. It look really cool when you see the videos sending the content from your iPhone or iPad to your TV, but the iPhone and iPad don't have big enough hard drives to store your film collection on so that still needs to come from your computer. So does that just leave things like You Tube, in which case there already on an Apple TV. Or what is it that is on your phone that makes it worthwhile to turn your TV on, choose the Apple TV input, turn your Apple TV on and then hit the button to send the video your watching to the TV.

The tech looks great, I just can't think of any situation where it's useful.

If you're watching YouTube on your ATV is better to control with an iOS device. It's easier to type in those than entering text by clicking on the remote control.

It's also handy when my children's friends come over. They gather around the TV and stream media from their iPods and iPads to the ATV.
post #59 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by ltcompuser View Post

I never claimed it was a new concept.
It's the combination of having 1 mac as a repository for all our media files. Then being able to access the media through iPods, iPhones, iPads and Apple TV that is the benefit. My PS3 also has slideshow capabilities and you can hook up an external drive, they just as easy to use as using the ATV.

The PS3 is a lot faster than the ATV. I would try an ATV2, not sure if I want to slap down another $200 after the poor experience with the ATV


Quote:
Originally Posted by ltcompuser View Post

Before AirPlay was out I bought Rivet http://thelittleappfactory.com/rivet/ to stream to our PS3. Unfortunately, it wasn't robust enough for the amount of media we have.

I used Medialink, worked fine. Well except for Apples proprietary DRM digital download format, but I prefer to purchase/rent my movies in a format where I can play them on equipment available from a number of different manufacturers.
post #60 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfanning View Post

The PS3 is a lot faster than the ATV. I would try an ATV2, not sure if I want to slap down another $200 after the poor experience with the ATV

Where is the ATV $200?
post #61 of 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by ltcompuser View Post

Where is the ATV $200?

The ATV 2 is NZ$170
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: iPod + iTunes + AppleTV
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPod + iTunes + AppleTV › Total shipments of new Apple TV top 2 million, 820K sold last quarter - report