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knight42
Oct 1, 2009, 09:47 AM
Hi all

Please forgive me if this has been covered before, for some reason I couldnt find anything so thought I would ask.

I dont have an ATV, but would love access to the extra HD movies you can buy through that interface.

I was wondering, if there is any way of running an emulator ON my mac, which would appear as an ATV so I could download those better choice movies. Then is it possible to throw them back into normal iTunes on the mac?

I really want Blade Runner HD, but dont really want to spend on an ATV-which I wouldnt really use as I travel a lot.

If anyone can help/point me in the right direction id be most grateful.

Thank you!!!:):):)



richorlin
Oct 1, 2009, 12:04 PM
The closest you will come to an emulator is ATV4MAC.
It only runs under Tiger because the AppleTV frameworks were compiled under Tiger. You might as well spring foe a used AppleTV. It will be cheaper than dedicating a Mac to running Tiger.

ftaok
Oct 1, 2009, 01:07 PM
It will be cheaper than dedicating a Mac to running Tiger.

You wouldn't necessarily need to have a second Mac. You could always load Tiger onto an external HDD and boot into that when you want/need to.