Apple Box or Apple Cable
January 16, 2011 1:20 PM Subscribe
I want to stream Netflix and iTunes videos to my TV. I have a 4th gen iPod Touch. Is there any reason to get an Apple TV rather than just one of those Apple component or composite cables?
posted by still_wears_a_hat to Technology (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
When I went to the Apple store for the cable, the salesguy pushed pretty hard for the Apple TV being the better option, but I'm not convinced. He mentioned doing some other stuff with the Apple TV, but nothing I'd want to do. For just watching Netflix and iTunes on the big screen, is there any advantage (to me; I see what it is for Apple) to getting an Apple TV? Is the quality better, or is it just a more elegant (and cool) solution?
People who are already streaming to your TV using one of those cables: does it work as well as you want, or do you wish you had something better?
I do have all the necessary inputs for whichever one I decide, so that's not a factor.