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columbus
Feb 3, 2007, 03:21 PM
I need to run a surveillance system which'll be unattended for long periods of time. So I'm looking at a Digital Video Recorder (e.g. AppleTV) and one or more IP-enabled, motion-activated video cameras.

Since others will have access to the AppleTV (including, possibly, the intruders!) I need to be able to password-protect and/or encrypt the stored video.

What kind of compatibility issues are there? Can this be done with an AppleTV?



Peace
Feb 3, 2007, 03:22 PM
Don't believe you can record with the :apple: TV.

crazzyeddie
Feb 3, 2007, 03:57 PM
AppleTV is not a video recorder. It is simply a TV interface for media already stored on your computer.

timswim78
Feb 3, 2007, 03:58 PM
AppleTV is not a video recorder. It is simply a TV interface for media already stored on your computer.

Yea, you'd probably be better off with a Mac Mini or a cheapo Windows system.