View Full Version : Buying an AppleTV, need advice

May 30, 2010, 06:03 AM
So I've decided to buy an AppleTV and I have an option to buy the current model or the older 40gb at a lower price, are there any hardware differences besides storage size? I'm looking to convert my DVD collection over, how much space does a typical movie take up after copying it??

May 30, 2010, 08:53 AM
There are no hardware differences. A movie takes about 1-2 GB.
If you want to save some money, you can buy the 40 GB version and connect an eternal HD ( up to 2 GB). It requires a bit of hacking, but it is well worth the effort.

May 30, 2010, 09:23 AM
Because of the rumors of new hardware coming soon, I'd minimize my investment in 3 yr old technology and go for the cheaper 40GB.

I have two 40GBs and have been streaming everything (802.11n) for years. Syncing movies isn't worth it.