Even though you will have to provide your own HDMI and optical cables, the 2nd generation Apple TV is a great way to watch your itunes movies and TV shows on your TV from your itunes library. Other features include streaming TV shows and movies that come out the same day of being released on DVD as well as streaming content from Netflix There are many other features that make Apple TV a worthwhile addition to your best home theater room that will keep you and your family entertained for a long time.
The third option on the home menu is “Internet.” Here you can connect to Netflix, MLB.TV, NBA, YouTube, Podcasts, MobileMe, Flickr, and Radio. You’ll need a paid subscription to watch programming on Netflix, MLB.TV, and NBA. With YouTube, you can search for and watch videos; you can sign in to your account if you have one. Podcasts and Radio give you access to programming available from the Internet. Flickr lets you view pictures; you can log in to your account if you have one. I don’t have a MobileMe account, so I couldn’t try this feature at all. I’m sure it will be disappearing from the menu in the near future anyway.
Apple TV is a great little device that can be a great alternative to cable or satellite and will save you a lot of money in the long run by watching what you want when you want it. If you have an Apple TV then what are your experiences or comments?