Apple TV and Me
October 29, 2011 3:14 PM Subscribe
Tell me about Apple TV.
posted by synecdoche to technology (28 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm interested in buying a small device, for around $100 or so, for watching digital media on my TV. I'm leaning towards an Apple TV, largely because I'm an Apple guy (Macbook Pro, iPod Touch, hopefully an iPhone soon). However, I also like the Apple TV because it will let me watch both Netflix and MLB.tv—both of these are essential for me. The trouble is that I would also like to be able to watch the divx files that I already have on my computer, and I gather that you can't do this on an Apple TV, at least without jailbreaking. I also have had trouble finding current reviews of the things. I was reading one, and then realized it was from 2007.
So, I'm interested in hearing people's experiences with the current model of Apple TV. Is it worth it? Is jailbreaking easy to do and worthwhile? Anything else? I was investigating Roku boxes but can't seem to find a retailer in Canada and really don't know anything about them.