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Ipod Touch - video finally, I actually really like this one and have been waiting for the update to decide if I want it or a iPhone, this makes the decision hard.



Ipod Nano - it has a clip, hahahahahahaha, the old one has a video camera, I would not call this an upgrade.



Ipod shuffle - meh

Appletv - I still don't see the point.



Ping - bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.....

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.... Apples attempt at social networking...... hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.....
 

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Yeah, the whole "Ping" thing is just stupid. They should have just integrated it with existing social media instead of trying to reinvent the wheel.

The new Touch looks pretty awesome.
 

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So a $99 pseudo-HTPC? There has to be a catch.

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Apple - Apple TV - Rent HD movies and TV shows, stream Netflix, and more

I dunno, I don't see anything that hints that you can stream your own media. It looks like it all has to be via iTunes.
For $99, it won't cost you too much to find out. And if it doesn't work how you want, you can sell it to me! Win-win! :D

Did you see this part?

Apple said:
Channel surf, tap, and flick with the Remote app.
Control Apple TV using your iPhone or iPod touch. Download the Remote app free from the App Store. And with a flick of your finger, you can rent new movies and TV shows, scroll through the Netflix catalog, and browse your media collection. Remote uses the same easy-to-use interface you already use to browse music and video on your Multi-Touch device. So right away, you know how to navigate. If you want to find something specific, use your device's QWERTY keyboard to quickly tap out the title instead of clicking letters on the Apple TV screen. Then keep tapping to play, fast-forward, rewind, and pause to your finger's content.
That's pretty sweet right there.
 

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The Apple TV only supports streaming through iTunes, and it does not support all formats last time I tried mine. It's an iPod for your TV, and I think it's pretty shitbox compared to a Mac Mini.
 

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The Apple TV only supports streaming through iTunes, and it does not support all formats last time I tried mine. It's an iPod for your TV, and I think it's pretty shitbox compared to a Mac Mini.
Basically, that's what it looks like to me too. Cool if you actually have a lot of iTunes media, and not a bad way to get your music collection into your home theater.

But until I can import all of the mp4/mkv/DVD ISO's that I have into iTunes and play them all, it's exactly that, just an iPod for your TV.
 

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The Apple TV only supports streaming through iTunes, and it does not support all formats last time I tried mine. It's an iPod for your TV, and I think it's pretty shitbox compared to a Mac Mini.
It's also 1/6 the price of a Mac Mini. And since I have over 100 DVD movies already encoded to AppleTV compatible H264, I think it'll work nicely for $100.
 
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