Apple TV 2 vs 3

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by brianrumsey, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2012
    I'm thinking about getting my first Apple TV soon. Looking at eBay and Amazon, it looks like the AppleTV 2 is going for more than it cost new and more than the newer version. I take it from some searching that it's easier to jailbreak the 2 than the current version. Are there other reasons as well?
  2. macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    Nope. Jailbreak is the only reason.
  3. macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    It's not only easier but in fact as I write this afaik you can't jailbreak the ATV 3 .... Only the ATV2. Hence the inflated price.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
    Jailbreaking the ATV2 gives it significantly more usefulness, so if you have a desire to JB, I definitely recommend getting the older one, even at a slightly inflated price as there's just so much more value added once it's jailbroken. That said, if you have no desire to do said unlocking, the ATV3 is the obvious choice. If you weren't aware as well, the only difference between the two ATVs is the 2 only does 720P (may not be an issue if your TV is less than 40") whereas the 3 does full 1080P.
  5. macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Detroit, MI
    what is taking firecore so long to come up with the atv3 version of flash . . . seems like I've waited months . . . oh wait I have :(
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2012
    Thanks everyone for the input. I'll probably go for the 3 -- 1080p seems like a definite advantage. I hadn't been planning to jailbreak, although with Dustman's strong advocacy of it, maybe I'll look into it and see what added benefits it would give before I make my purchase.

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