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richpjr
Feb 19, 2008, 10:55 AM
I will be picking up an ATV soon and have a couple of questions.

I have 50+ gig of pictures, 300+ gig of music and 400+ DVDs that I will be ripping (ugh, not looking forward to that). Clearly this will far exceed both the 40 and 160 gig drives capacity. Since I have to stream, is there any benefit at all to the larger hard disk?

My second question is I have two copies of every CD I own in iTunes: one in ACC format for my iPod and the other in lossless format for listening through my home theatre system. Since I don't own one yet, I have no clue about what it supports as far as streaming goes. Is the ATV "smart" enough to stream smart playlists like I can to my iPod? What I want to avoid is having every song in every album showing up twice.



minik
Feb 19, 2008, 11:03 AM
Streaming to your Apple TV should be just fine. Depends on your host Mac and the distant, some people don't like the noise generated by a desktop Mac while enjoying their music/movie/etc.

If you really want to keep all the media in one place, will a Mac mini + Front Row a better combination?