Well, it seemed some of the bonuses of Roku were Plex, playing multiple file formats and coordinating personal media… plus all the channels it offers.
I don't have a home library of videos
I only have one user, and one tv to consider
I don't want to watch on my phone or laptop
I looked through the roku channels, most of it seemed of no use to me
Since I purchase music from iTunes already, I imagined I would be most comfortable purchasing whatever tv/movies I needed from iTunes.
Finally, at work I use a mac all day, I have a macbook pro, iphone and an airport express, ATV seemed the best fit after all.
As for couchtuner, it's my last resort.
But as of yet there is no way to watch new HBO shows without cable or satellite. If I could buy a season pass in iTunes for the current season of say, Game of Thrones, I would in a heartbeat.
*I guess I officially cut the cord yesterday, gave Rogers my 30 day notice. Though it did take me a long time to convince them I had absolutely no use for basic cable, the deed was eventually done. They matched Teksavvy for pricing on internet with no contract so for now, I'll stay with Rogers internet. Here's hoping 300GB is enough for all my streaming needs.
ATV3 / Unblock-US / Netflix / HuluPlus / Samsung LNT3242H