The Blu-Ray / HD-DVD war had until recently kept me from buying a HD player to go with my HD projector, I had just been convinced that these format wars didn’t matter and that the future of HD was online downloads. I was seriously considering buying an Apple TV thinking that the 2.0 version should have everything I need (how couldn’t it be when Steve Jobs had acknowledged that 1.0 had been a failure and that they had learned from this failure).
It seems that they didn’t. I was very disappointed to learn today that the Apple TV does not do 1080p and that rented movies only last for 24hr, not the standard 3days.
I’m going to wait for 3.0, get an Apple Mini or look at the competition.