AppleTV Commercial now online

Apple has yet to post this new commercial online, but it has managed to make its way onto the net regardless. This new commercial for AppleTV is perfect, I think. Not too flashy, not too hip…it just tells you exactly what the AppleTV does…and it points out the primary reason for being interested in an Read more…

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 15

In yesterday’s “30 Days” post, Steve brought up an interesting idea, and reminded me that I have yet to talk about the AppleTV as a music player and photo viewer….which is kind of funny since I use it for those things more than watching television. I work from home, so I my “office” is my Read more…

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 14

9:05 pm Well, the AppleTV froze up on me for the first time today. As I type this I am re-booting the system by unplugging it from the wall. It seems to happen every time I try to play a file that I encoded with the AppleTV Video Encoder application that I wrote about in Read more…

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 13

Well, some new programming finally started coming on the networks after their spring break, so I was happy to have new 30 Rock, Scrubs and Office to watch last night. Since this is the first time during this testing process that I’ve gotten the chance to download new episodes (other than Lost) of the shows Read more…

5 Things AppleTV needs to be a MUST BUY

If you’ve been following my 30 Days of AppleTV posts at all, then you can probably tell that, while I like the AppleTV, I think there is certainly room for improvement . I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and I think there are several ways that Apple could improve the entire AppleTV experience, and Read more…

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 12

So, I decided that it might be a good idea to upgrade to 802.11n. I mean, why not, right? I’m constantly transferring files either to my external storage, or to the AppleTV…so I decided I would go and drop some cash on an N router. I also made the stupid choice of trying to save Read more…

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 11

As I continue to watch through Season 2 of the The Office (new episodes of Lost, 30 Rock, Earl, Scrubs and more are coming in next few days, so I’ll soon have something else to talk about for those of you sick of hearing about The Office) I have noticed an inconsistency with the video Read more…

Elgato Turbo converts your video to iPod and AppleTV format in a snap

The device stores the conversion software for switching videos to Apple-friendly h.264, and it also has a built-in processor to do the dirty work for you. Just plug this sucker into your computer, point it in the direction of your videos, and you’ll be ready to watch your content on your TV or on your Read more…

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 10

I had a chance to spend some time with the full version of the AppleTV Video Converter that I mentioned a few days ago. The Interface is pretty straight forward, and within a click or two, whatever you’re trying to convert to AppleTV will up and encoding. The program has a few default settings to Read more…

30 Days of AppleTV – Day 9

We’re 9 days in now, and that joy over having a cool new product has defintely subsided. Even still, though, at this point, I don’t see any reason to go back to cable at the end of this 30 day trial. This week most of the shows that I watch will start running new episodes Read more…