It seems odd that Apple would release iTunes 8, and add HD TV Shows into the mix without updating the AppleTV to be able to get in on the action. That’s the case, though – at least for right now.
If you own an AppleTV and you’ve tried to purchase one of your favorite television shows in HD, you’ve probably noticed that you can’t. So far Apple hasn’t offered an update to AppleTV to correct this, but if you purchase an HD TV Show in iTunes then stream it to your AppleTV it will play just fine.
So, the question is – will Apple be releasing a software update to the AppleTV soon – or will they hold out until newer models are released with higher storage capacities. I have one of the first units released, so its 40GB hard drive is certainly not ideal for downloading HD TV shows on. Currently I couldn’t download the first 3 seasons of “The Office” on the device because it wouldn’t be able to hold them. Forget downloading any other shows.
This problem could be easily solved, however, if Apple would simply activate the USB port on the device and let us add extra storage. Could we see that in the next update of the AppleTV?
Stranger things have happened. What do you think?