10714 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 2, 2008 9:45 AM by robphoton2
I figured this out.
If you buy a TV show on your Apple TV you are automatically also buying the same TV show on iTunes. It is not sufficient to watch the show on Apple TV and delete it there if the iTunes never had a chance to deliver the show to your computer. It will continue to try to deliver the show no matter how many times you delete the partially delivered shows on iTunes. To get it to stop you must allow the iTunes to complete the delivery of the show, so it knows it completed its transaction. Then you can delete the show on iTunes or move it to another drive. If you don't delete it from iTunes it will copy the show back to your Apple TV again. If you delete or move the completed downloaded show from iTunes then Apple TV will delete the show on Apple TV. iTunes on your computer has preferential control over the Apple TV. As far as I can tell there is no way to keep the TV shows on Apple TV and not have them in disk space on iTunes.