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solideliquid
Aug 22, 2009, 06:34 PM
I've read about several concerns regarding problems during streaming video to the ATV. Is it possible to sync movies and TV shows to the ATV's HDD from a PC then just play the movies without streaming them?

This would work like an ipod I guess.



bohbot16
Aug 22, 2009, 07:54 PM
Yes. It works just like an iPod in that manner.

solideliquid
Aug 22, 2009, 07:58 PM
Yes. It works just like an iPod in that manner.

Do you sync it over wireless or connect through USB?

Tallest Skil
Aug 22, 2009, 08:00 PM
Do you sync it over wireless or connect through USB?

All this and more on the support page about it!

I've never heard of anyone's Apple TV being close enough to sync physically, but there's no sense in using USB when it has 802.11n and Ethernet.

USB can't be nearly long enough in many cases.

rogervzv
Aug 29, 2009, 04:53 AM
Do you sync it over wireless or connect through USB?

I have two ATVs and I synch it over wireless. If you connect via network cable it will transfer movies to the ATV much faster (I am told) but I have never done it.

The streaming over WiFi works really well too for those movies that you don't physically load onto the ATV HDD.

mchalebk
Aug 31, 2009, 08:45 AM
You cannot sync via USB, only wireless or ethernet cable.

Johncarter
Aug 31, 2009, 10:56 AM
I have two ATVs and I synch it over wireless. If you connect via network cable it will transfer movies to the ATV much faster (I am told) but I have never done it.


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cdavis11
Aug 31, 2009, 03:32 PM
I've read about several concerns regarding problems during streaming video to the ATV. Is it possible to sync movies and TV shows to the ATV's HDD from a PC then just play the movies without streaming them?

This would work like an ipod I guess.

It is, but it's just fine streaming via 801.11n in my setup.

I am one of the people with a 40GB model and stream all content from a 24" Core Duo to the ATV via an airport extreme set to N only.

I've got my G devices set up on a bridged G only network - an airport express cabled to the extreme and bridged handles this nicely.

N streaming is silky smooth with almost zero lag, in my experience.