Why I like Apple TV
Of course, most of the time I use the Apple TV to watch Netflix. There is also a lot of other stuff, like Crackle, etc., that I am just beginning to learn about. But mostly if I'm not watching Netflix, I am watching the movies that I own, which are on iTunes.
I use iTunes a lot. I have extensive playlists for movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks. For the music and audiobooks, I use my iPod. For the videos, I use Apple TV. I have a Blu-Ray player, which I will keep, but I really don't use it much. I will keep my DVDs around, the same way I have kept my old VCR tapes, until I realize that I don't need them anymore.
So, here is the bottom line - if you don't have a lot of movies in iTunes, there is really no reason to use Apple TV, just get a Smart TV to watch Netflix, etc. If you do have movies in iTunes, Apple TV is the best thing to use.
Posted by Brad Hall