[opendtv] Re: Apple Introduces New Apple TV Software & Lowers Price to $229

  • From: "Kon Wilms" <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 11:05:20 -0800

The missing tidbit being that all video/movie titles are delayed by 30
days after the DVD release window.

That and the fact that the AppleTV can do max 720p at no greater than
24fps with a bitrate not exceeding 5Mbit audio+video combined. Exceed
25fps and your max resolution is 960x540.

And then there is the quality of the video scaler...
But if you're ok with all of this... looks like a good deal. Well,
minus the cost and limitations on rentals. :)

When is someone going to figure out that users may want to be able to
PURCHASE the media, not just rent it.


On Jan 15, 2008 10:39 AM, Monty Solomon <monty@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Apple Introduces New Apple TV Software & Lowers Price to $229
> Rent High Definition Movies Directly from Your Widescreen TV
> MACWORLD SAN FRANCISCO-January 15, 2008-Apple today unveiled all 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 just $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 stunning high definition video with 5.1
> Dolby Digital surround sound, with no computer required. DVD-quality
> iTunes Movie Rentals are $2.99 for library titles and $3.99 for new
> releases, and high definition versions are just one dollar more with
> library titles at $3.99 and new releases at $4.99. Apple will provide
> the new Apple TV software free of charge to existing Apple TV owners
> when it releases the new Apple TV priced at $229 in about two weeks.
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