|Sep 12, 2010, 06:31 AM||#1|
Which interface would you prefer in combination of aesthetics and usefulness?
Old AppleTV with plastic, aluminium or tv remote, or iPhone/iPod Touch Remote.app
New AppleTV with AirPlay and movies needed to be stored on iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, which means you'll also here use these devices like a remote
New Mac mini with Front row, Plex or Cover flow in iTunes/Finder, with Griffin Powermate or Magic Trackpad to control if possible, or alu remote?
Last edited by potatis; Sep 12, 2010 at 06:57 AM.
|Sep 12, 2010, 07:17 AM||#2|
Not a big fan of the remote app really, although it does help if you need to type stuff. I like appletv with IR remote- can't wait to get the new model delivered!
|Sep 12, 2010, 07:44 AM||#4|
No no - it uses your network via wifi to control iTunes and appletv.
Much more multi functional, but much less instant.
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|Sep 12, 2010, 08:08 AM||#5|
Oh I see. So Remote.app gives you get a list of the content, but no pictures or fancy graphics? Can you see any change on the TV screen when doing anything on the Remote.app, like selecting a movie, but not play it? Does the Remote learning turn the iPhone to a virtual d-pad?
|Sep 12, 2010, 11:47 AM||#7|
Oh, in that case I might buy one to try, thought it displayed just text.
Does anyone have Magic Trackpad and know if it's programmable? I tried it in iTunes, but since it's like a mouse you must hold one finger down on coverflow's bar before you can swipe. I would rather prefer doing it without finger pressed, in full screen mode that would be like a gigantic iPod Touch. Unless there's some mouse gesture setting in iTunes that would probably require programming it to simulate left/right keys instead of the mouse.
With my Powermate I can rotate the knob to select movie in Cover flow, which is quite nice, except that cover flow doesn't display meta data for movies like Frontrow do. For Frontrow I can't get it to work at all.
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