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|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|09-05-2012 02:51 PM|
It does Audio and Video streams and will only stutter if your networking is choking for some reason. Anytime I can't use Netflix or Hulu, I power up the macbook to airplay, which came in really handy during the Olympics.
|09-05-2012 02:34 PM|
Via XBMC, I usually watch recently added movies and they are fine.
|09-05-2012 12:43 PM|
|09-05-2012 12:28 PM|
I've always jb'd my iphones, didn't know you could do the same for ATV. Thanks for the tip. I saw if you have mountain lion installed on your mac computer you can display this onto the screen, assuming this works for video too? or do you use an app to stream videos?
I don't use netflix or hulu plus so that doesn't interest me much. But I want a box that can stream hbo go, directv nfl package, and movies/tv shows from my computer.. revue is not cuttin' it for me
|09-05-2012 11:39 AM|
ATV2 with JB, you can install icefilms to stream almost all kinds of movies.
|09-05-2012 11:37 AM|
|09-05-2012 11:30 AM|
|stfunewb.org||Is this the 2nd gen? that's jail breakable? or is this the one with unthered jailbreak? I would love this if I can install plex on it.|
|09-05-2012 11:23 AM|
|HoL Lee Cows||
I prefer the ATV to the Revue/Roku/HTPC options. I've used them all except the Revue.
I own 3 ATVs. My two ATV2s are JB and I no longer use my HTPCs. I have a ATV3 which I won as a prize which I don't use. The JB is a key feature for me. I do have XBMC installed, but only use the media player from JB. I use this to stream from my NAS or PC. The latest update added Netflix and I think Hulu? (dont use hulu, so can not confirm).
My two HTPCs are now useless to me
For anyone on a PC that wants to try this, check out Airparrot. Its great to airplay to the ATV from a Windows machine.
You can not JB ATV3.. or not that I'm aware of. ATV2's sell for more used + jb than they would new.
|09-05-2012 11:18 AM|
I actually originally hated the iOS 5 update to ATV, but then reverted back to iOS 4, and then back again to iOS 5, as I got used to it.
I also have the fireCore Web browser installed (it's slow as hell, but hey it's a web browser..better than nothing..).
|09-05-2012 11:10 AM|
|09-05-2012 11:07 AM|
I'm also a PC/Android guy but I bought an AppleTV and jailbroke it, and I love the thing. It always (well almost always) works. It's fast at streaming my content and doesn't ever complain. And with hulu Plus it's a nice new addition now.
|09-05-2012 10:54 AM|
If you have a movie file you can use AirPlay to stream the video to the Apple TV. If it's in your iTunes, then you stream it from the library leaving the laptop available for other tasks. If you're set up with iCloud and your media is there, the laptop doesn't even need to be on. Netflix works great and I think it looks better than if I use my "smart" TV's internal Netflix app.
I'm a PC/Android guy, but my wife is all Apple/Mac/iOS. I was going to get a Roku, but I grabbed an Apple TV on impulse. I really like it. Using in iPad or iPod as a remote works pretty slick (some disconnect issues there, but there is a physical remote as well).
Oh...and it supports Hulu Plus now if you're into that.
EDIT: Wow. That sounded kind of fanboi-ish. My Droid is probably going to shock me later.
|09-05-2012 10:42 AM|
|wholeinone04||Refurbished option looks good too. Has anyone used this before? I currently have a logitech revue with google tv and I don't like it that much. I primarily use it to stream tv shows and movies from my apple laptop but it doesn't work consistently. Can this apple tv product do that(I think so) and does it do it well?|
|09-05-2012 10:26 AM|
its 96.99 when i click on it. for those that want to save another 10$ whats wrong with this?
apple store refurbished 85$
|09-02-2012 07:57 PM|
|joe318||Yeah, missed out on the $89.99 deal, thinking about getting this.|
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