Rogeruo7x, on 14 March 2012 - 08:49 PM, said:
mattwie, on 14 March 2012 - 07:05 PM, said:
The massive white elephant in the room of course, is that it can't play content via USB. For that reason alone, many millions of people won't purchase it.
Why would you want to do that? You appear to have a Mac or PC, put your content there and ATV will play it. That's enormously easier than messing with a USB drive.
If you don't like iTunes you can use the iOS app Air Video to stream virtually any video file from your computer to your ATV under control of an iOS device.
I archive my DVDs onto external hard drives (at original full-resolution), as do many, many people. MacWorld has even published tutorials on this very procedure. It's simple, convenient and cost-efficient. I would love
to have an Apple-branded playback solution, but sadly the AppleTV falls short in this area. Western Digital and other vendors have filled this void with a wide array of playback boxes that are versatile, stable and inexpensive. I don't need or want the complexity of external iOS control - the 3rd party solutions include remote controls. I'd be happy to give Apple my money if only...
Edit: Please don't accuse me of "torrenting" copyrighted material. My movie collection is legit and paid for.
This post has been edited by Flavum: 15 March 2012 - 04:34 PM