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ob81
Nov 23, 2007, 04:04 AM
Any of you have more than 1 ATV? Do you think that it is a good solution for multiple rooms?


I am considering another purchase, but starting to think that it may be ridiculous to own 2. I do not know many people that own an ATV so I came to you guys!



peeaanuut
Nov 23, 2007, 09:15 AM
I own 2. My mother in law moved in with us not too long ago and she has her TV in the back room. I did not set hers up to stream so I only sync to hers. She has her pictures and the shows that I get for her that she asks for. She also asks for certain movies and I get those for her too. I got her the 160gb version knowing that I would be syncing with her and not streaming. My TV is the 40gb as I only stream to it. I think it works out great. A little bit of extra management on my end to keep hers sync'd up but she loves using it. She also thinks that rentals would be a good idea as she is quite a bit less mobile now a days and cant get out much to rent movies. So if that ever comes to fruitation she will be renting a plenty.

cohibadad
Nov 23, 2007, 04:31 PM
I have 2 :apple:TVs (TVs in family room and bedroom). I have all music and videos on one Mac and stream to all other Macs and :apple:TVs in the house. Works great.

imlucid
Nov 23, 2007, 10:46 PM
I've got three. One in the kitchen, one in the family room (for the kids) and one in the bedroom. These complement the mac mini hooked up to the projector in the living room.

I'm living off iTS TV shows (with a few OTA HD recordings recorded on the mini with a couple of EyeTVs) and overall it works really well.

The only thing I miss with my current setup is being able to watch a movie or TV Show on multiple TVs at once (the way I did when I had a central video feed to all my TVs).

Kevin

cohibadad
Nov 24, 2007, 01:45 PM
The only thing I miss with my current setup is being able to watch a movie or TV Show on multiple TVs at once (the way I did when I had a central video feed to all my TVs).


You would need to sync the source video to each :apple:TV. Streaming to multiple sites from the same source video doesn't seem to work although you can stream from different videos simultaneously.