So they say the AppleTv comes out this month and there has been no actual date release. I have checked Apples website and called the local Apple store and they just say Feb. Has anyone heard anything otherwise?
Typically, Apple will just start shipping them to the pre-orders. A week or so after that they will start showing up in the B&M Apple stores. Very seldom does Apple actually announce that they have started to ship a product.
Check the "Why AppleTV Matters" thread. One poster has already ordered his and expects it late Feb/early Mar, or something like that. But I thought they were gonna shed some more light on it during tonight's Super Bowl. I guess not.
The other thing I noticed about Apple and pre-orders for announced products is that whenever they start to ship, they usually ship with a free upgrade to overnight delivery from the point of manufacture -- usually China.
I've heard from someone testing the device that it's not ready yet. This would stand to reason given the "February" release date. Apparently, there are numerous bugs.
I found the report rather interesting given how extensively I played with the device at Macworld. It seemed really stable. Maybe the it's syncing or wireless playback that isn't working. I suspect even with 802.11n that playing back from the hard drive might make the most sense.