Originally Posted by NasserAE
Hopefully Apple will consider lowering the price of AppleTV now that it is a constant stream of income instead a just a hardware.
Apple's media store isn't a huge moneymaker. Apple makes a lot more money from their hardware than with media sales.
Originally Posted by bdkennedy1
Never going to survive without a hard drive to cache the content. When the connection craps out and you have to start the movie over again there will be some pissed off people.
Do any of the reviews say for sure that it can't skip ahead or can't remember where it left off?
Originally Posted by mrjoec123
Netflix may have more titles available for the Roku, but not many of them are new releases or popular titles. Only a few of the top 100 movies on its own site are available for streaming with this box. Apple actually has them beat on the new release front.
That's true, but to rent the new titles, you do pay extra for it, $4 SD, $5 for HD rentals.
There are also no HD titles available via this box, either. It's all standard def, and the quality decreases even further if your Internet connection can't keep up.
How many HD movies are available for rent on AppleTV?
And since when is Netflix free? Pay that monthly fee for a year, and you've paid the difference for an Apple TV.
If you go through Apple, you're probably paying even more for the content, unless all you watch are video podcasts or you just don't watch many movies. Which isn't to say that the AppleTV doesn't have other benefits. I'd get the AppleTV just for being what might be the best way to show my photos. PS3 does have a few nifty slide show modes too, but it doesn't connect well with iPhoto.