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Old Feb 3, 2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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What can the USB port be used for on the Apple TV? Seems like the most logical would be to hook up an external HD to it, but I'm not even sure if that's possible with the framework of the ATV.

Can someone enlighten me?
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 12:31 AM   #2
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I asked the same question at the Apple Store.

Nobody had a definitive answer, though we were leaning towards that USB port being useless for the consumer and may be some kind of diagnostic port for Apple.

Or maybe they knew the answer but it was a 'secret'?
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 12:33 AM   #3
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Yeah, it's only for diagnostic purposes (unless Apple has yet to announce a feature of Apple TV Take 2).
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 02:54 AM   #4
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hackity hack hack!

http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Enable_USB_Storage

Going to try out take two for a bit. If it isn't everything I ever dreamed of, then I am going to make my Apple TV beg for mercy as I hack it to death. But in death, comes a new (and in this case probably better) life.
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 09:10 AM   #5
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I saw the AppleTV at Best Buy yesterday. Oddly enough, the tag with the features on it listed a "USB 2.0 input."
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Old Feb 4, 2008, 08:19 PM   #6
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It sure would be sweet in the future if you could hook up a USB wireless keyboard/mouse to it
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I saw the AppleTV at Best Buy yesterday. Oddly enough, the tag with the features on it listed a "USB 2.0 input."
Yeah, the guy who made up the tag was as well!
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Yeah, the guy who made up the tag was as well!
Tags are made by corporate lol
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