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post #1 of 4 Old 03-13-2009, 01:05 AM - Thread Starter
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If you have been listening to our show for a while you know that Braden would really like an a la carte sway to buy TV. It makes sense, why pay for 300 channels when in reality you only watch about 30 or 40. And really you probably only watch about 10 to 15 90% of the time. So the other day Ara missed an episode of Lost and was forced to watch it via the ABC website.

After about 5 minutes of so called streaming HD video he got fed up and downloaded an HD version from iTunes. It cost $2.99 but had no commercials. The quality was quite good and it even had 5.1 audio. Something that makes watching Lost quite enjoyable. That got us wondering. Could heavy TV watchers like ourselves get by with buying TV programming A la Carte style via AppleTV. This would also work if you have an HTPC with iTunes on it.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-08-2009, 10:16 AM
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I've been using my Apple TV this way for months now. Battlestar Galactica was terrific in HD & 5.1
I'm surprised the ATV is often overlooked as IMO it has a nice interface and works great.
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I wish I could use my AppleTV like this. I really could.

But I'm heavily into baseball, and iTunes doesn't offer that. Well actually they do have some isolated games, but what I'm really after is a 'season pass' for all the games by a given team. (I refuse to use MLB.TV; I don't want to be stuck sitting in front of my computer for three hours while I watch a game.) If they had that, I *would* ditch my DVR.

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I still can't see it being able to replace DVRs for most people however, I guess it's safe to say that Apple TV has its own niche then.
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