Yes, I’ve ranted about my AppleTVs world without end! Well, apparently, one of them was just completely messed up: the hardware was bad. Naturally, it wasn’t under warranty. (I think Apple only has a 90 day warranty unless you spend the extra money on AppleCare. I always do for computers but hadn’t for the AppleTV.)
So, I bought a new AppleTV. My god! The thing actually works! After having been plagued with sooo many issues for sooo long with the other device, I was fully expecting this one not to function properly either. But it works well! And I purchased AppleCare for this one.
The only thing that greatly annoys me with the AppleTV: the largest hard drive you can get is 160GB. That’s ridiculous. I frankly don’t give a rip what Apple thinks, Tim thinks he should be able to store his entire media library on the AppleTV hard drive and not have to clutter up the home LAN with streaming audio/video! This would also give me another backup for the media files!
I do love being able to stream nearly 10,000 photos and music on the large flat panel TV downstairs for parties—like the one held here at the house last Saturday night. (BTW: Bristol Farms does a great job catering!!) My photos just look awesome on the big screen, if I say so myself! 🙂