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jmggs
Jan 23, 2008, 11:54 AM
What do you think about connect a MacBook Air SuperDrive to apple tv.

MacBook Air SuperDrive Needs Above-Spec USB Port. Perhaps in a near future someone finds a away to connect to apple tv. To view dvds, divx etc.

Would be great?



mindcrash
Jan 24, 2008, 10:02 AM
What do you think about connect a MacBook Air SuperDrive to apple tv.

MacBook Air SuperDrive Needs Above-Spec USB Port. Perhaps in a near future someone finds a away to connect to apple tv. To view dvds, divx etc.

Would be great?

It WOULD be great. I would love it if the :apple:TV had an attached DVD so I didn't have to have a separate DVD player.

I think that would make the :apple:TV more marketable to a broader base of consumers since they wouldn't need two devices.

iscripter
Jan 24, 2008, 10:36 AM
I would bet that when the Mac OS 10.5.2 update comes out that apple will add the ability to use the remote disk feature with AppleTV. There would be no need to buy the external USB Superdrive when you could have Remote Disk. And just pop the movie into your Mac and share the drive over your network.
Now that would be a feature I would really like to see added. :D

tcoop25
Jan 24, 2008, 10:52 AM
I would bet that when the Mac OS 10.5.2 update comes out that apple will add the ability to use the remote disk feature with AppleTV. There would be no need to buy the external USB Superdrive when you could have Remote Disk. And just pop the movie into your Mac and share the drive over your network.
Now that would be a feature I would really like to see added. :D

I will take you up on that bet. Seeing as how the current Remote Disk for the Macbook Air doesn't let you use it to watch DVDs, I am guessing the same is true for the AppleTV.

There is no chance in hell that Jobs is going to allow you to watch DVDs on your AppleTV. He would rather you buy the movie again (or rent it) through iTunes.

theBB
Jan 24, 2008, 11:33 AM
DVD bit rate is too high for streaming movies wirelessly without any stutter in a lot of settings. Besides, what is the point of going to another room to insert a DVD and then coming back to the living room to watch it on your TV? Some geek might do it once to show his friends that he can actually do it, but overall it would be a useless feature. I don't think Apple can justify any engineer's time working on it.

Kuska
Jan 24, 2008, 11:38 AM
DVD bit rate is too high for streaming movies wirelessly without any stutter in a lot of settings. Besides, what is the point of going to another room to insert a DVD and then coming back to the living room to watch it on your TV? Some geek might do it once to show his friends that he can actually do it, but overall it would be a useless feature. I don't think Apple can justify any engineer's time working on it.

Ha Ha - Thats EXACTLY what a geek would do - :D

gotohamish
Jan 24, 2008, 02:54 PM
I would bet that when the Mac OS 10.5.2 update comes out that apple will add the ability to use the remote disk feature with AppleTV. There would be no need to buy the external USB Superdrive when you could have Remote Disk. And just pop the movie into your Mac and share the drive over your network.
Now that would be a feature I would really like to see added. :D

Um, don't bet on it:

http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/24/remote-disc-no-movie-playback-no-hd-support-and-everything-el/

mensrea
Jan 24, 2008, 03:21 PM
Yeah, it doesn't even work with other MBs you can probably forget @ ATV compatability. But, I guess you knew that.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/24/confirmed-macbook-air-superdrive-does-not-work-with-other-machi/

pilotError
Jan 24, 2008, 06:18 PM
Nevermind...

Chaszmyr
Jan 24, 2008, 06:20 PM
DVD bit rate is too high for streaming movies wirelessly without any stutter in a lot of settings.

I actually tested this myself. I streamed an uncompressed Video_TS folder ripped straight from a DVD about 30 feet and through a wall using 802.11g and it played flawlessly.

crjeong
Jan 24, 2008, 06:24 PM
I actually tested this myself. I streamed an uncompressed Video_TS folder ripped straight from a DVD about 30 feet and through a wall using 802.11g and it played flawlessly.

Isn't the read speed off a HD is faster than that of a DVD though???? That would be another consideration....

SthrnCmfrtr
Jan 24, 2008, 07:12 PM
Isn't the read speed off a HD is faster than that of a DVD though???? That would be another consideration....

I can't see why the read speed would have any effect.

Seek speed possibly... I'm not sure how reads would be handled in that scenario, and if it kept seeking repeatedly I could expect that to cause problems.

Also: Never, in over fifteen hundred years of continual evolution and refinement of the English language, from the barbaric yawps of the Angles and the Jutes to the eloquent farces of Oscar Wilde, has it ever been necessary to use repeated punctuation marks to express yourself. It is the sole domain of comic strips, AOL-users, and football enthusiasts. I condemn your practices, sir, as I might condemn those of a drunken sodomite violently molesting a dog in my parlor while I attempt to serve tea.

carlgo
Jan 24, 2008, 07:36 PM
I can't see why the read speed would have any effect.

Seek speed possibly... I'm not sure how reads would be handled in that scenario, and if it kept seeking repeatedly I could expect that to cause problems.

Also: Never, in over fifteen hundred years of continual evolution and refinement of the English language, from the barbaric yawps of the Angles and the Jutes to the eloquent farces of Oscar Wilde, has it ever been necessary to use repeated punctuation marks to express yourself. It is the sole domain of comic strips, AOL-users, and football enthusiasts. I condemn your practices, sir, as I might condemn those of a drunken sodomite violently molesting a dog in my parlor while I attempt to serve tea.

There is the school of 3-dot journalism...

JimmyDreams
Jan 24, 2008, 07:51 PM
Also: Never, in over fifteen hundred years of continual evolution and refinement of the English language, from the barbaric yawps of the Angles and the Jutes to the eloquent farces of Oscar Wilde, has it ever been necessary to use repeated punctuation marks to express yourself. It is the sole domain of comic strips, AOL-users, and football enthusiasts. I condemn your practices, sir, as I might condemn those of a drunken sodomite violently molesting a dog in my parlor while I attempt to serve tea.

I was NOT molesting that dog, sir. I was merely indulging his appetite for peanut butter. And as an aside, I asked for coffee, not tea. Harumph!

FreeState
Jan 24, 2008, 07:53 PM
I condemn your practices, sir, as I might condemn those of a drunken sodomite violently molesting a dog in my parlor while I attempt to serve tea.

The question is would you condemn a drunken breeder violently molesting a dog in my parlor while you attempt to serve tea. After all if your going to use derogatory terms for a minority, turn around is fair play :) - unless of course you were making a reference to Wilde, well then you need to place a green carnation on your lapel.

Chaszmyr
Jan 24, 2008, 08:00 PM
There is the school of 3-dot journalism...

There's a big difference between ellipses (which are so acceptable as to have a legitimate word to describe them) and what my english teacher referred to as "school girl punctuation."

MikieMikie
Jan 25, 2008, 07:37 AM
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Also: Never, in over fifteen hundred years of continual evolution and refinement of the English language, from the barbaric yawps of the Angles and the Jutes to the eloquent farces of Oscar Wilde, has it ever been necessary to use repeated punctuation marks to express yourself. It is the sole domain of comic strips, AOL-users, and football enthusiasts. I condemn your practices, sir, as I might condemn those of a drunken sodomite violently molesting a dog in my parlor while I attempt to serve tea.

This has to be my favorite post. I am stealing it and plan on using it extensively.

Thanks.

jasonnorm
Jan 25, 2008, 10:02 AM
Agreed. Best post ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Safari seems snappier now too after reading it ...

phoxrenvatio
Jan 25, 2008, 10:41 AM
I'd rather have a BD/DVD drive built into :apple:tv, then I'd get one...

...Also: Never, in over fifteen hundred years of continual evolution and refinement of the English language, from the barbaric yawps of the Angles and the Jutes to the eloquent farces of Oscar Wilde, has it ever been necessary to use repeated punctuation marks to express yourself. It is the sole domain of comic strips, AOL-users, and football enthusiasts. I condemn your practices, sir, as I might condemn those of a drunken sodomite violently molesting a dog in my parlor while I attempt to serve tea.

besides an ellipsis...
:eek: