Who needs an Apple TV?
Recently Apple announced their Apple TV, which is a set-top box that connects to your iTunes library on your computer. But what is interesting is that the same user interface for the Apple TV is included on the MacBook Pro models, including a small remote. So, with two accessories (a DVI to S-Video adapter and an optical audio cable) I’ve been able to create the Apple TV using my laptop and audio system. What is especially cool is that the MacBook Pro automatically detects the appropriate resolutions to output – so the image quality is better than what I’ve seen from a computer connected to a TV through s-video.
So, now I have access to all my music and videos and am able to play them on my TV. It actually makes the iTunes stores availibility of movies and TV shows worth while now.