"Just Not Enough - Too Restrictive"2.0 starson by timhodgson
Pros: Easy to use remote - once you figure it out - "Menu" is the "back" button. Odd.
Good clear picture.
Navigation is easy.
You MUST download an entire movie before you may watch it. Requires too much planning.
Tied to iTunes eco-system
Cons: Remote is way too easy to lose.
Updates are frequent and no clear idea what is being updated. Update notes anyone?
No Amazon Instant Video
Power cord is stiff and not very flexible. It sticks out all over the place.
Summary: I have been a long time user of the AppleTV (2-3 years), however over this period of time I have used it less and less. I've also become less and less a fan of iTunes (the app is clunky, slow, and hard to use).
There is no compelling reason to use an Apple TV over some other device that can stream the services I want, except for the unit's size which is small.
Airplay is interesting, but I don't want to use my iPhone to stream anything, so I'm not interested.
Unless you are 100% vested in Apple products, it's a mediocre product.
The price is not astronomical, but the Roku is a better value.