Apple TV. How good is it jailbroken?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JamerTheProgram, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Apple TV. How good is it jailbroken?
    I want one for my family as we are moving off of cable after finding we hardly use it.
    We live in the UK. We want an Apple TV for catch up stuff like:
    4oD
    Demand 5
    BBC i
    and ITV Player along with Youtube.
    How good will it be for these uses?
     
  2. macrumors 68010

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    Probably not very good for an end-user that cannot simply search a forum that has readily available answers.

    There will be tweaks involved, and you will need to have at least basic understanding of how things work.
     
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    Way to scare people off. Yeesh. Perhaps it's time to quit eating Cocoa Puffs and go coocoo for personality improvements.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Your probably right! :D
    But I have beaten the odds and I think It would work well for me! Who knew?
    :D
     
  5. macrumors member

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    There is nothing that compares to a jailbroken Apple TV in terms of entertainment value. It does require some tweaking and maintenance but there is an overwhelming amount of free content.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    A jail broken AppleTV is VERY powerful. But the problem is that it's not very intuitive or smooth for "non-geeks". My wife simply wouldnt use our jailbroken aTV so now I'm back to cable and a regular AppleTV for her.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm I see.
    I am a huge geek, so I know where your coming from.
    The only thing I have against XBMC is the fact that I cannot get the 4OD and Demand 5 to work.
    This could be a spanner in the works if I cannot get it fixed...
     

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