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gman3042
Feb 11, 2011, 06:52 PM
Ok, Apple TV 2 really interests me. I love the idea behind not having a USB drive plugged in and streaming everything over a network. I had a WDTV before, and a lot of the issues was not everything was included, and very poor customer support. I have a few questions about Apple TV.

#1) I have a Buffalo Linkstation Pro, and it says it has ITunes Server. This means I should be able to watch all of my movies/tv shows/videos from this linkstation, correct? Would I be able to access and edit the ITunes library?

#2) I want to be able to use an nzb based program like sabnzbd and sickbeard to download my tv shows automatically and then organize them with sickbeard. Will I be able to do this through apple tv? I don't care if its through a jailbreak.

#3) One of my problems with WDTV out of the box was that I had to do a moviesheet to make the WDTV GUI to look passable. Something to look like this http://titi.wdtv.free.fr/Screenshots/MSheet_wall_sheet.jpg took a long time. Now, I don't care if I have to do this with Apple TV to make the GUI look good, but my question is, is the display similar to that? Can I edit it to be like that? I want a really good looking display, similar to something like that.

#4) I have a lot of mkv's that I have ripped from Blurays, I should have no problem playing those through Apple TV, correct?

#5) I don't have a computer or anything other than a laptop, and I don't want that turned on all the time. Only the Linkstation Pro.

I know I have more Qs, but thats just it right now. Thanks for your help



gman3042
Feb 12, 2011, 09:23 AM
anyone have any ideas?

Panch0
Feb 12, 2011, 11:28 AM
AppleTv is not for you.