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Old Mar 17, 2010, 05:17 PM   #1
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Original 40G Apple TV vs newer AppleTV

Hello everyone,

First and foremost I would like to thank you for your time. I recently bought an AppleTV (the original 40G version from 3 or so years ago) off eBay, and I wanted to know whether there have been any hardware updates (excluding increase in HD space) to the AppleTV line.

From what I was able to find, the only updates to the line have been in software, and in HD space. So am I right to assume that aside from those two things the hardware remains the same?

I want to install Boxee/XMBC on my AppleTV, and I just want to make sure that it'll work after I install the software updates. Also, I went with the 40g because it's cheaper, and I will be feeding video via wireless/network/external HD--I hope to do this via the patch.

Again, I would like to thank you a lot for all of your help and for your time! have a great day everyone!
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 05:22 PM   #2
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Your 40GB unit is running the most up-to-date software (assuming you have updated the software). The only difference with newer models is the HD size.
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 06:37 PM   #3
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As stated above, there as been no updates to the Apple TV on the hardware side...sadly.

Based on Apple's comments about it, a new Apple TV will come, but that might not be anytime soon.
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