Watching TVTue February 15 2011 by Christopher Aedo
So as much as I wish I didn't want to watch TV, sometimes I just can't help it (it generally feels like I'm shutting my brain down when I watch TV and sometimes I just need that). We cancelled satellite a few years ago, though we still downloaded a few TV shows each week because quitting cold turkey was just too hard. Back then the system was basically a computer downloading TV shows via bittorrent, and a hacked AppleTV streaming the content on our TV.
It's about time for a quick update on the system, because it's really been pretty great. The only real change since my last post is that we've replaced the first generation AppleTV with a cheaper, more powerful, and significantly smaller second generation AppleTV.
What's the best new thing I've found? Adding the TED Talks RSS feed. Now we can "flip channels" when we feel like watching TV, and we're NOT really shutting down our brains!
Write me if you have any questions about "adjusting" your AppleTV to better suit your own needs!