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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:35 pm    Post subject: Apple Intros New Apple TV Software & Lowers Price... Reply with quote

Apple Intros New Apple TV Software & Lowers Price...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Posted by: Glenn

Apple today unveiled new software for Apple TV that allows movie fans to rent movies on the iTunes Store directly from their widescreen TV, and lowered the price of Apple TV to $229. With iTunes Movie Rentals and Apple TV, users can just click a button on their remote to effortlessly rent movies from a catalog of over 1,000 titles by the end of February, including over 100 titles in high definition video with 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound, with no computer required. Apple TV connects to a broad range of widescreen TVs and home theater systems and comes standard with HDMI, component video, analog and optical audio ports. Using high-speed AirPort 802.11 wireless networking, Apple TV now automatically plays all of your iTunes content without setup or management. The company will provide the new Apple TV software free of charge to existing Apple TV owners when it releases the new Apple TV in about two weeks.



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was waiting for some announcement on the mini. I realy wanted a mini HTPC. This may be a workable solution for me. All my content is on my iMac and externals. I just need to get it to my TV. I can record through Eye TV and back up DVD's put them all into iTunes and stream away. I have questions about digital sound out of backups. But I can get an ATV and time capsule for the price of a new high end mini and have N-wireless to boot!

This may be it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can wait to play around with the new software. I'm totally bored with my Apple TV. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK prices are outrageous!!!

$229 in US and £199 ($400) in the UK

I am hoping they just screwed up the website!!

By normal Apple currency conversion, 229/2 x 1.175 (VAT) + £20 (Apple Conversion Tax) so about £154 but probably £159 but £199

http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=browse&mco=7B72365E&node=home/shop_ipod/family/apple_tv
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canadian price is about $10 over U.S.; quite fair. For some reason, Apple seems to frequently stick it to the Brits with its pricing. Evil or Very Mad

This is the third new or improved device that looks interesting to me. I think Apple has struck gold on this Expo. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, does the AppleTV software upgrade mean from it running 10.4. with FrontRow 2 to running 10.5?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still hoping for 4:3 TV support in the upcoming update.

After all, they do support it on iPods!
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