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Feb 3, 2011, 12:59 PM
Right wise forum. Please try to help me.

I have just had to buy a new tv so had my old 43 inch plasma reconditioned and moved to the spare room.

I want to be able to use apple tv in there so ordered the new small black one.

I already have the bigger silver one (that gets hot) in the main room.

When the new one arrives which one should I use in the main room; old or new?

What are the advantages / disadvantages?

Thanks in advance.

Feb 3, 2011, 01:21 PM
What are the advantages / disadvantages?

Thanks in advance.

black - streaming only, cheap hd rentals, can do netflix

silver - can be used without the computer on, doesn't do netflix, can't do super cheap hd rentals

Feb 3, 2011, 01:22 PM
No Netfilx in the UK, right?

Unless you are going to patchstick (old version) or jailbreak (new version), I see very little difference.

I have both, and my impression is that the ATV2 streams better than the ATV1 (for shows that are in my iTunes Library, but not synced). When I first got the ATV2, I thought that the UI was a small step back from the previous version, but since I watch Netfilx almost exclusively now, I don't miss the old UI at all. I guess it's more a matter of familiarity.

Feb 3, 2011, 01:40 PM
ah, right, no netflix.

I'd use the silver one on the main tv, because I prefer the integrated menu vs the "computers" menu.

Feb 4, 2011, 06:04 AM
Hi MrCatMan,
Are you selling your reconditioned 43 inch plasma?
If yes then do post the picture and price.

Know the following:

Selling outside the Marketplace

All threads offering items for sale or trade, asking to buy items, or asking for pricing advice on items to be sold must be posted in the Marketplace forum, which is accessible only to qualified members and subject to additional rules; see the Marketplace Rules for details. Members not eligible for the Marketplace forum may not start threads elsewhere for such purposes.

from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Minor_Problems


To use the Marketplace forum (read threads, start threads, or post replies), you must be a forum member with user title 6502 or above, which means that you have 250 or more posts as displayed in your User Profile. This gives other members a chance to become familiar with you. To see your User Profile, click Quick Links -> My Profile at the top of a forum page. You must also have been a member for at least 180 days.

from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Marketplace_Rules#General_Rules

Therefore you need to resurrect more threads for the next 180 days.