You make it sound like Apple TV is an inferior product/program (standalone product/program for Wii, if it happens), it is not a horrible product, just not up to your standardsOriginally Posted by AZ_Wii_Tard
Of course it syncs, I think of it as the XBOX 360 and Win XP Media Center compatibility, but instead of X360 and Win XP MCE, it's iMac/iBook/other Mac computer and Wii/Apple TV, pretty much a competitor of the X360 media center extender, and the media dosen't need to be downloaded from iTunes, it just needs to be in iTunes, you can still download music/videos from LimeWire and other P2P programs, you can just import it into iTunes for it to work with Apple TV, that is what everybody said about the iPod, that it had a block on it so you had to download all the music fom iTunes, the only protection the iPod has from pirated pusic is the sticker on the packaging saying don't steal music, and that's no protection at all, I have an iPod myself, and I proved everybody wrong that it can take music from LimeWire, I even showed people (who did not believe), all the music I have on my iPod is from LimeWire, and it was very easy to import to iTunes and sync to the iPod, no difference with Apple TVIt works by syncing your videos and music (purchased from Itunes) or songs that you have added wirelessly to the Apple TV box.
Duh, it's not meant to be, the Wii isn't even HDTV compatible, it's EDTV compatible (480p) but HDTV (720i~1080p), and so the Apple TV is 480i (SD) only, who cares? It just means it's more perfect for the Wii, and the fact that it streams the media, that's a plus, we want to save room for VC right?Right now the videos are not even in HD quality.
Yeah, maybe for the standalone box, but for the Wii, it is perfect, and not all Wii owners have HD/EDTVs anyway, most still have the old CRT televisions, so HD quality video isn't worth it, if it is the quality of an internet video (youtube), then it is perfect for the Wii, the only problem with youtube on the Wii is it dosen't fill the whole screen, otherwise, even that quality of video is fine on the Wii, and since the video will ve streaming via the intranet (local network) versus the internet (wide area network), the video quality should be better than youtube, I have done intranet video streaming before and the quality seems pretty nice, and that's all Apple TV isI spoke with a guy at the apple store and he said right now there is now need for it until video quality is improved.
Everything goes through my surround sound decoder to begin with, unless it is HD or ED, then I have an HDMI or componet cable go to the television, but sound still goes through my decoder, so it will still play even though the TV is off:PSame goes for listening to music through your TV, what's the point. Connect it to your stereo!
Well, that's good for me, I love watching online videos, even better on my Wii, and even better with a designated channel, can't wait, except youtube has been going downhill, why not veoh?Later this summer you are going to be able to watch youtube videos. Wow big deal.