TUAW reports that refurbished Apple TV units have shown up online for $249 (list price is $299). While the Apple Store routinely offers refurb items, this seems pretty quick… though perhaps it’s just my perception. $299 to stream iTunes and podcasts to a television isn’t very economical — perhaps folks are realizing that and getting their money back. While convergence may or may not be desirable in the mobile arena, it’s a necessity in the living room. I can’t be the only one who wants fewer boxes that do more.