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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:19 AM   #1
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http://www.amazon.com/Apple-TV-MD199..._electronics_7

Why has that been the #2 selling item on amazon behind the kindle for the last 250 days?
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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #2
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you are missing out because you are being targeted by the marketing dept of apple. they are creating a feeling of need on your part. do you NEED a new tv or do you WANT a new tv?
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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #3
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Dunno, sounds like an expensive Roku.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:25 AM   #4
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you are missing out because you are being targeted by the marketing dept of apple. they are creating a feeling of need on your part. do you NEED a new tv or do you WANT a new tv?

I'm guessing you said the same thing about the ipad, iphone, and ipod? All three improved my life.

So, I'm saying, if the apple TV does something really awesome, I'm going to buy one.
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Seriously, it does the same as the roku, but with the ability to be controlled by your iPhone. I think you should get one.
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Seriously, it does the same as the roku, but with the ability to be controlled by your iPhone. I think you should get one.
k. I'll go research what a roku is.

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http://shop.roku.com/
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Old December 7th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #8
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http://www.amazon.com/Apple-TV-MD199..._electronics_7

Why has that been the #2 selling item on amazon behind the kindle for the last 250 days?
Cuz peeps gotsa hav thare Apples!

You know what the doctors say about an apple a day?
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Dunno, sounds like an expensive Roku.
But its Apple so its has to be better, right?
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I love our Roku. Im thinking about canceling cable after the football season is over.
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But its Apple so its has to be better, right?
Of course, cuz you can control it with your iphone!
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My brother is and apple fan boy and has apple TV. He does like it, he also told me if he had researched the Roku better he would have bought that instead.
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I do this with my xbox and smartglas app on my phone
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I love our Roku. Im thinking about canceling cable after the football season is over.
do you get reg channels or is it all movies? and are they all free?
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AirPlay Mirroring is the key feature. Everything else you can probably already do.

iPad/iPhone/Mac displayed on TV wirelessly. You can also play audio.
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I can't really see a reason to stop using the big sony laptop with the HDMI out. I can stream anything from the web, use the integral blue-ray, or any "backups" slaved from the HDD.


Kelly, I'm honestly surprised that you don't already have an HTPC/Video Server set up. I kind of thought you at least kept on the peripheral of nerd-dom with the guys over at OT, Fatwallet, or Slickdeals - I mean ffs how many roomba's do you have?
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Maybe I am Roku-ing wrong. The included channels are not worth a damn so I figured the private channels probably are not either.
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Maybe I am Roku-ing wrong. The included channels are not worth a damn so I figured the private channels probably are not either.
I have watched a lot of Crackle and Hulu Plus, the wife always forgets that we have it.
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