Apple TV Taken Apart

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    Is anyone else finding all this a bit too much?

    Yes, it is cool. Yes, I wouldn't mind having one. And yes, I have been sucked into all the posts so far.

    But I mean come ON. "Apple TV Taken Apart." "Apple TV Instructions" "Apple TV Unboxing."

    What comes next? "Apple TV is plugged in." "Apple TV placement on or near a TV set." "Apple TV used as a coaster." "Apple TV may open gateways to alternate dimensions."
     
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    Easier to open than the Mini! Let's see that come into the next iteration of the Mini. Also, that HD looks like it'll be a snap to replace.
     
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    Seeing the insides makes me wonder what Apple has planned for this product in the future.
     
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    Maybe they can unlock the secret of the USB port.
     
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    Just wait until iPhone day... :) That will be a crazy day.

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    Cool, is it recommendable to remove the rubber?
     
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    Now that I think about it, this is the first time I have ever seen a large number of people excited about the dismantling of a product meant to be used in the living room.
     
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    Oh come on! This is smaller than a mini yet it gets nVidia graphics???
     
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    I certainly wouldn't mind putting a 160GB HDD in there... :)
     
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    Are there photo's of them putting it back into the box and gettin a refund?
     
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    NEVER!
     
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    bah... they didn't take enough pictures of the chips on the mother board... cannot tell what it is using....

    It does appear to be using an nvidia GeForce Go 7300 but cannot id the CPU, etc.
     
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    This is because apple is dead silent on all other fronts hardwarewise. What a shame...

    I'm not getting appletv. I can't see the use of it for the moment, really.
     
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    OH MY GOD YES!!! LMAO
     
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    Nice amount of thermal grease.

    Nice one, apple. :rolleyes:
     
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    Excellent! If you can't take it apart, you don't own it!

    Now what will they do with it? Hack a DVD player into it? An XBox? Sew its guts into a teddy bear?
     
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    Yeah...there will definitely be a few heads exploding that day!
     
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    Can the next MacRumors article be titled "AppleTV Successfully Streams Perv's Beastiality Collection"?
     
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    This thing has a better graphics card than a MacBook.


    Deeeeepressing.
     
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    PATA instead of SATA

    One of the advantages of SATA is small cable size. Apple used PATA because it fit, is cheaper and was not blocking any fans!

    You may not be able to upgrade the HD unless you can make it bootable. I bet some of the OS is in the HD. I wonder what happens if somehow the HD is corrupted. Does that mean, the whole device is toast?
     
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