January 10, 2007
So Apple revealed the final details for
iTV AppleTV yesterday and it occurred to me, this would make one heck of a little HD movie trailer box. No, I can’t see myself paying $5.99 to $9.99 for the “privilege” of watching 640×480 movies from iTunes but a never-ending stream of hi-def trailers would make for a nice addition to our theater.
AppleTV is capable of 720p and syncs with your iTunes account as a media source, in a way it’s almost better than directly downloading the files to AppleTV because you can queue up several trailers/movies while at your desktop and enjoy them later in front of the big-screen, without having to wait for them to download.
I’ve used a mac Mini in our theater for over a year now and oddly enough… more often than not its to view new movie trailers on our projector. AppleTV’s increased horsepower versus my PowerPC mini may be just what the doctor ordered for queuing up a gaggle of HD movie trailers, kicking back and checking out what’s in the pipeline for the next several months.
Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under HDTV Equipment