Things you might not already know about Apple TV

Apple StoreGizmodo reports on “What You Don’t Already Know About Apple TV.” In case you already know some or all of the following, we’ve reflected that fact in our headline.

Gizmodo’s list:
1. Apple TV connects directly to the Net.
2. AppleTV will pick up where your iPod left off.
3. Your iTunes season passes are automatically synced.
4. Photo libraries are copied to the hard drive and do not stream.
5. Apple TV’s synchronization order.
6. You can’t delete the shows on your AppleTV hard drive via iTunes.

More details in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Adam W.” for the heads up.]

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  1. Gizmodo calls the Apple TV “an iPod for your TV” and they are right. That is what Apple TV appears to be designed to be. Create/buy/download content on your PC or Mac and download/stream it to your Apple TV device to display on your widescreen TV. Nice design Apple!

  2. Another thing you might not know.

    You’ll be able to use your Mac on your TV too.


    Sony is invading the personal computer space by having the internet on their PS3’s.

    Apple will one up them to protect their turf.

  3. wiseguy says: “Another thing you might not know.

    You’ll be able to use your Mac on your TV too.”

    I sure hope you’re right. If Apple TV lets me access OS X on my plasma, I will buy it in a heartbeat. Especially if I can access EyeTV shows I saved to my Mac without having to endure the excruciating encoding time to H.264.

  4. “4. Photo libraries are copied to the hard drive and do not stream.”

    What the H E double toothpics does he think “stream” means?

    That word is turning into another one of the biggest misunderstood and misused words of the computer era, right up there with “bandwidth”, “CPU” and “memory chip”.

  5. Very discouraged,

    What are you talking about? Do YOU know what streaming is? When you stream pictures over a network, nothing gets saved to physical media. It only gets stored in memory. The Apple TV will not stream photos. It has to save them to the Apple TV’s hard drive before you can view them.

    When you watch Steve Jobs give a keynote speech, it is being streamed to your computer. Yes, there are ways to save it, but you technically it is being stored in your computers memory and you are able to watch it before all of it is transferred to your computer.

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