Originally Posted by mjtomlin
Wait a second... So, you "laid out $$" for a product without knowing what it could do or what is was for? What did you expect it to do and what were you promised it would eventually do?
I bought my AppleTV because Apple said that it would allow me to watch my iTunes content on my TV in the living room. Is that not what it does? Are you sure you got an AppleTV?
You're completely missing the point- Apple has put your music and your movies/video files at the BOTTOM of their respective menus- they should be at the top
. Searching your files should be easier
with Apple TV not harder
than iTunes on your computer. Is that so hard to comprehend?
I laid out $$ thinking that the intention of ATV was to evolve into a device which made playing those files on my TV easier
not harder. I had no idea it would evolve into an Apple JUKebox with an emphasis to buy and rent from Apple.
I should be able to play(stream) or store(rip via iTunes) my entire DVD collection on it - that''s where it should have revolved. You still can't even repeat any of your videos or songs on it!!! And the only searchfunction is for "to buy" at the iTunes store. I bought it to add functionality to my own files-not anticipating it would become an Apple purchasing tool to buy/rent Apples files.
YOu could hook any cable from any computer or buy a mini Mac and get better functionality a performance than ATV- and that's why it's not selling. Anyone who plays with those menus loses interest real fast.
Unless of course now you want to add another machine for renting and buying low quality, mostly DRM crap - than good for you.