4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 28, 2010 10:14 AM by Winston Churchill
jerseygoil Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
I presently pay $123 a month to time Warner for cable box HD ability and internet
Will the appletv help me eliminate the cable tv part of my fee
I guess at this point no local news however, right
What exactly will I be enjoying IMMEDIATELY?

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  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (85,740 points)
    Apple tv will provide no scheduled programming, instead you will have a rental model (You could take a look at what iTunes has to offer by browsing their store on your mac/pc) or a subscription model (You could take a look at what netflix has to offer by browsing their store on your mac/pc)
  • capaho Level 4 Level 4 (3,650 points)
    The ATV is not a substitute for cable. There aren't as many programs available in the iTunes store as on cable, TV show rentals just got started there and there aren't very many, and the rest you have to buy either per episode or on a season pass at roughly $40-$60 per show per season for HD.
  • Sierra Hotel 058 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I dropped cable two years ago. I get by with over the air HD reception only, with about 18 usable (non-religious and english language) channels (Atlanta area). That includes all four majors, three PBS, and a bunch of old movie channels. Yes, I miss some of the cable offerings, but not enough to justify exorbitant cable bills and lousy service.

    I jumped at the new Apple TV. It is a no-brainer for me. Netflix streamed to my tv, plus cherry picking stuff from iTunes. I am also excited about the potential for Airplay. Whether or not Apple Tv will enable you to comfortably drop cable service depends almost entirely on how addicted you and your family are to certain cable offerings that you will have to forgo with the new setup.
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (85,740 points)
    I dropped our Sky subscription about 18 months ago, it took nearly 12 months before any of the family noticed.