Apple TV and Vista

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Frisco, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Thinking about getting an Apple TV for a friend's birthday. A couple of Qs:

    1) How does it work with Vista?

    2) Should I also get him an Airport Extreme? He currently has a "G" router. How does Airport Extreme work with Vista?

    3) Where does Apple TV get its pictures from? MY Pictures folder or does he need to get that Adobe software? God I hope Apple TV would just use the MY Pictures folder?

  2. macrumors 68020

    While most of my machines are Mac's, my utility machine is an old dell running XP. I know your asking about Vista, but two cents is that the windows version of iTunes is essential the same as the Mac version (if not a bit more of a resource hog). The real question is weather or not your friend likes iTunes for organizing his media. Alot of windows user don't, so that could be a deal breaker.

    As for the Airport extreme. It will work fine with Vista, but he will need to install an app on his machine to manage it. I recommend just getting a linksys or belkin with a web interface for a windows user.
  3. macrumors 68020

    One more thing... the latest version of iTunes supports Vista 64 bit. in previous versions of iTunes 64 bit installs were an issue.
  4. macrumors 6502

    I find the Apple app is way better than any web interface I've used for a router. The linksys web thing is pretty good, though. D-Link is awful.
  5. macrumors member

    I have this exact setup, so I can say it works fine with Vista. I also have the Airport Extreme which is substantially faster than my previous G router.

    As for photos, you tell the Apple TV which folder to sync from. My Pictures folder works fine.

    Hope this helps
  6. macrumors 68020

    Thanks a lot! Very helpful.
  7. JPT
    macrumors regular

    I'm assuming that the syncing is very similar to an iPod. Back when I used Windows it allowed me to select the folder of images I wanted to sync over to the iPod. And other than that it works essentially the same as the Mac version :)

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