I picked up an Apple TV about a year ago and have been pretty pleased with its performance. I do not use iTunes much though, just Netflix.
I am not much of an Apple Fanboy, and this being a blog mainly about Ubuntu Linux it may seem a bit of a digression to post about something that Apple makes. But, Amazon and Best Buy lowered the price for Apple TV's down to $89. This is likely to get more units sold for the holiday season and to clear out inventory to get ready for the next generation.
Internet rumors are flying that Apple is working on, or has already perfected some sort of magical television device that may be integrated with its Siri software. It probably will not appear before Christmas, as the holiday shopping season has begun and the Black Friday sales advertisements have already hit the streets. Perhaps we can look toward the first or second quarter 2012 for some kind of announcement from Apple. But, I could be wrong?