So, that Harmony Remote issue…you guys were ON that. Thanks to everyone for their comments, and Mark especially for his Living with Mac screencast that really spelled everything out. I just followed it, and had the thing set up in a snap. Check it out here.
In tomorrow’s post we’re going to go over the numbers to see if I’ve spent more or less than buying the DVDs of the movies and seasons that I purchased, and if I sent more on iTunes TV shows than I would have on cable…that should be interesting. I’m honestly not sure which way it’s going to come out.
Today, however, I wanted to talk about what the future might hold for the AppleTV.
I’ve read a lot on that subject online, and have tried to steer clear of it, and even wrote a post on it myself outside of this 30 day review, but instead of talking about what I want to see, I’m going to throw my hat into the prediction barrel and tell you what I think we’ll see from the AppleTV within the next year.
Lower Price – I expect by the time the holidays roll around, we’ll see a price drop for the AppleTV. Maybe knocking it down to $249
HD Content in iTunes – I think HD content is just around the corner…in fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if that long rumored bittorrent-like way of download HD iTunes content as in the next version of iTunes, or even intergrated into Leopard. I expect that it will be more expensive than the SD content we currently have available, and much like the EMI music deal, I expect to be able to upgrade my existing library if I choose to for a small additional fee.
Browse iTunes on AppleTV – I think we’re going to see direct downloads onto iPod when the next generation hits, and I think we’ll see the same concept extended to the AppleTV at that time.
That latter half of 2007 is going to be an interesting time for Apple. With so little released in the first half, it will be interesting to see how they fill the product void, and I think the AppleTV will be among the products that receives software upgrades to keep it current with what Apple has in store for us next.