I typically don’t keep up with Apple at all, but they anounced some big things today with iTunes. I have a shuffle and my wife has a Nano. Near the end of the linked article below, Steve Jobs anounced a device called iTV (for now). This device will connect to your (HD)TV and connect to a network via 802.11. Through this connection you will be able to interact with any media that you purchased or have access to through iTunes. So any movies, TV shows or music will be accessible on your TV for consumption. The price as of now $299.00.
Why do I like this solution better than Media Center PC? Because I don’t have to buy another computer to achieve the same results. I can use what I have.
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