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HiFiGuy528
Sep 6, 2010, 10:50 AM
I've been watching and considering the old ATV. Price on it has dropped to $139 (today) for a new 160gb. Is it time to buy or wait for the new ATV to hit the streets and see if it is hackable?



TheBritishBloke
Sep 6, 2010, 11:07 AM
Wow that's awesome.. I'd happily snap one of those up if I lived in the US, in the UK however we never get Apple TV Refurbs/clearance.

fortygreen
Sep 6, 2010, 11:25 AM
They do but as usual it's more than the US price...

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MB189?mco=MTg5MTgzODE

But it is still reduced to £149.00 although they might reduce it more I guess.

Also just noticed it's £135 in the refurb section although that is for a 40G version.

TheBritishBloke
Sep 6, 2010, 11:26 AM
They do but as usual it's more than the US price...

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MB189?mco=MTg5MTgzODE

But it is still reduced to £149.99 although they might reduce it more I guess.

Sorry I should've made my point clearer.

It's still out of stock :P

iParis
Sep 6, 2010, 11:32 AM
Agh! This is a really good investment. Especially since I called Apple and the same deal is available at retail store. I'm just not sure since I really want the new one too, especially because of Netflix.

yoda13
Sep 6, 2010, 01:01 PM
Agh! This is a really good investment. Especially since I called Apple and the same deal is available at retail store. I'm just not sure since I really want the new one too, especially because of Netflix.

at that price reduction, you could get one of each...:p

iParis
Sep 6, 2010, 01:28 PM
I just went onto the AppleTV clearance page and it said it's $149. I thought you said it dropped to $139?

at that price reduction, you could get one of each...:p

That sad part is, I am actually considering that.

WildGuess
Sep 6, 2010, 01:30 PM
I've been using mine with atvFlash which gives a bunch of cool options. I'm hoping that Flash continues to be updated. The Cult of the Hot Box (patent pending).

iParis
Sep 6, 2010, 01:36 PM
I've been using mine with atvFlash which gives a bunch of cool options. I'm hoping that Flash continues to be updated. The Cult of the Hot Box (patent pending).

What kind of options? And how long does it take to install? I know I could look up that stuff, I'm sure you now it off the top of your head.

WildGuess
Sep 6, 2010, 01:46 PM
Supported Media Formats:
- Video: .avi, .divx, .eyetv, .flv, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .ogg, .ogm, .rm, .rmvb, .wmv, .xvid
- DVD files: VIDEO_TS/VOB and ISO
- Maximum video resolution: 1280x720 @ 24fps, 960x540 @ 30fps, up to 5 Mbps bitrate
- Audio: AAC, AC3, DTS, FLAC, MPEG3, MPEG4, VBR MP3, and WMA
- Subtitles: SSA and SRT

Included Software:
- NitoTV - Play DVD files, enable USB storage and much more
- Couch Surfer Pro - Powerful Safari based web browser
- Sapphire - Play and organize media using IMDB database
- ATVFiles - Browse and play stored media
- Overflow - Combine multiple menu items into a single menu
- AirControl - Use the Loop™ Pointer from Hillcrest Labs on AppleTV
- Keyboard Magic - Robust keyboard support
- XBMC - A fully customizable media center app
- Boxee (beta) - Watch and share media with your friends
- Maintenance - Manage installed apps, and install additional features
- FTP/SFTP/SSH Access - Transfer files to and from your AppleTV
- All Available Video Codecs (Perian, A52, Mplayer + more)

iParis
Sep 6, 2010, 01:57 PM
Supported Media Formats:
- Video: .avi, .divx, .eyetv, .flv, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .ogg, .ogm, .rm, .rmvb, .wmv, .xvid
- DVD files: VIDEO_TS/VOB and ISO
- Maximum video resolution: 1280x720 @ 24fps, 960x540 @ 30fps, up to 5 Mbps bitrate
- Audio: AAC, AC3, DTS, FLAC, MPEG3, MPEG4, VBR MP3, and WMA
- Subtitles: SSA and SRT

Included Software:
- NitoTV - Play DVD files, enable USB storage and much more
- Couch Surfer Pro - Powerful Safari based web browser
- Sapphire - Play and organize media using IMDB database
- ATVFiles - Browse and play stored media
- Overflow - Combine multiple menu items into a single menu
- AirControl - Use the Loop™ Pointer from Hillcrest Labs on AppleTV
- Keyboard Magic - Robust keyboard support
- XBMC - A fully customizable media center app
- Boxee (beta) - Watch and share media with your friends
- Maintenance - Manage installed apps, and install additional features
- FTP/SFTP/SSH Access - Transfer files to and from your AppleTV
- All Available Video Codecs (Perian, A52, Mplayer + more)

Those features are where it's at! I have a feeling that because the USB port on the new AppleTV is just a micro USB, there won't really be much of a way to hack it like the last one.

EDIT: Could I plug in more than one USB device with a USB hub?

WildGuess
Sep 6, 2010, 02:10 PM
MRoogle covers a bunch of forum discussions about atvflash.

HiFiGuy528
Sep 6, 2010, 07:48 PM
I just went onto the AppleTV clearance page and it said it's $149. I thought you said it dropped to $139?



That sad part is, I am actually considering that.

I just checked. It's $137. I would post a pic, but I'm on my iPhone and don't know how from it.

ovrlrd
Sep 6, 2010, 07:54 PM
I don't know what page you are looking at but it's definitely still at $149.

You can take a screenshot on your iPhone by holding down the power and home button at the same time for a brief moment. You should hear a "shutter" sound and a quick flash on the screen.

Then upload the screenshot to your site of choice and post it here, because I doubt anyone here believes you.

HiFiGuy528
Sep 6, 2010, 08:13 PM
I don't know what page you are looking at but it's definitely still at $149.

You can take a screenshot on your iPhone by holding down the power and home button at the same time for a brief moment. You should hear a "shutter" sound and a quick flash on the screen.

Then upload the screenshot to your site of choice and post it here, because I doubt anyone here believes you.

Boom!

http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=250466&d=1283822019

QuarterSwede
Sep 6, 2010, 08:18 PM
Weird. Mine still shows $149.
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=250467&d=1283822316

gr8tfly
Sep 6, 2010, 08:22 PM
Very strange. I'm also still showing $149. I cleared Safari's cache and loaded the clearance page from both my iPad and MBP - still $149.

The other two items have different prices, too: Sony BT headphones are $95.95; LAMB case is $149.95.

ovrlrd
Sep 6, 2010, 08:24 PM
Are you sure you are on the same site and not on some educational or business version of the store?

Go to this page http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/clearance

Do you still see it showing the $137 price?

HiFiGuy528
Sep 6, 2010, 08:27 PM
Are you sure you are on the same site and not on some educational or business version of the store?

Go to this page http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/clearance

Do you still see it showing the $137 price?

Okay, I see why the price difference. I bookmarked the business site. Sorry for the confusion. But it was $169 on Friday so it went down $20 already. Do you guys think it will go to $99?

gr8tfly
Sep 6, 2010, 08:30 PM
Okay, I see why the price difference. I bookmarked the business site. Sorry for the confusion. But it was $169 on Friday so it went down $20 already. Do you guys think it will go to $99?

I wouldn't think so, but you never know. Even at $149, I'm already tempted to pick one up as a spare - at $99, I'm not sure I could resist at all.

monty77
Sep 7, 2010, 12:50 AM
I'm UK based but in CA at the moment .. Best Buy were selling the 160Gbs for $149 so I picked one up, figured that was pretty cheap for a second box!

Cheers,
Monty

iParis
Sep 7, 2010, 01:11 AM
Okay, I see why the price difference. I bookmarked the business site. Sorry for the confusion. But it was $169 on Friday so it went down $20 already. Do you guys think it will go to $99?

Wow. That explains so much. I think that even at $149, I will end up getting the old one just because of how much of a deal it is. Hell, I am pretty positive I am going to get both of them. Hahahahahahahah. :)

EDIT: I just realized that if I want to put one in my room and my living room I need another HD TV. I guess I have time to save up for it since the new one doesn't come out until at least the 28th, at the keynote Steve Jobs said it would be four weeks.

mkjj
Sep 8, 2010, 03:52 AM
Sorry I should've made my point clearer.

It's still out of stock :P

Picked one up in the Liverpool Store yesterday for £149, still priced at £223 on the box though.

fortygreen
Sep 10, 2010, 02:14 AM
Currently available again at the UK Store in refurbished section for £129 and it's the 160GB

http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/specialdeals/ipod/apple_tv