AppleTV: Just arrived!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Modano, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    My AppleTV was just delivered! It's a day early so everyone who ordered on, be on the lookout. Can't wait to get home from work and hook it up.
     
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    Cinematographer

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    Great. :)

    Don't hesitate to share your experiences with us.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    grats, I can't wait to hear user reviews of this product to also include how that user is using it.
     
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    pdpfilms

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    Lucky! Mine's a ways away in Tenessee. What sort of shipping did you choose?
     
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    spicyapple

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    I haven't ordered an AppleTV yet, but one day it will arrive! And when I get it, I'll post a thread about it! Isn't that special of me?

    Without pics, this thread is useless. :)
     
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    Speedracer04

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    lol what are you doing on here!? go play!
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahem...
    I live in NYC and chose expedited shipping. We got a ton of Fed Ex shipments at my office every day, so this could have expedited my delivery (just speculation). Hope everyone else gets theirs soon!
    *cough cough* I think I'm coming down with something... maybe I need to leave work early today... ;)
     

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    liketom

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    Lucky sod - i ordered back in Jan then cancelled and have just orderd again today
     
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    macg4

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    nice, be sure to post some more pics of it in action later on today
     
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    liketom

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    i wonder if he bought any cables to plug into the TV :rolleyes: :D
     
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    twoodcc

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    congrats.....and don't forget pics! :) :apple:
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    No joke, I've got to buy cables at lunch. I'm sitting here trying to diagram how to plug one more thing in with my receiver/cable box/tv/game console... :confused: :D
     
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    I didn't. :eek: Until yesterday. They'll be here tomorrow. Until then, I get to look at mine's sad little flat face waiting to be plugged in.

    Mine will be used almost exclusively to allow the other family members to view movies and listen to music. I've also got a mini attached to the same TV, but apparently that's too difficult, and the toddler demon keeps getting at the keyboard and mouse anyway, so this will be easier (the tiny remote can be more easily hidden away). I'm going to set up "allowable" songs and movies tonight in anticipation of going live tomorrow.

    I didn't think I'd be excited by this, but I am. And especially about what the future might hold. :)
     
  14. macrumors regular

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    It arrived

    It's here (nyc) a day sooner than estimated. Not expedited. It even talks to my ancient Panasonic TH-42PWD4 which I don't think is HD.
     
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    joshwest

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    just so everyone knows ALL STORES HAVE THEM IN STOCK NOW!
     
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    pdpfilms

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    I don't believe you. Pictures/links?
     
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    joshwest

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    I called my local green hills store and they had them in stock and also on the store page there is a picture that says. :apple: tv In stores now.
     
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    pdpfilms

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    Zing! Bummer for those of us who ordered and have to wait for its arrival.
     
  19. macrumors demi-god

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    Same thing happened with the new Airport Extremes. They were in most stores the same day that people who ordered them from online started receiving them from FedEx.

    FWIW, the Norfolk store has them in-stock.
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    Play Counts

    Can somebody answer this: When you listen to music with Apple TV, do the play counts get incremented?

    When you are using an iPod, they do get incremented, but when you are streaming music from somebody else's iTunes, they do not. So, which one is it with the Apple TV?
     
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    PYR0M310N

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    Does this mean you can plug it into a TV that isn't HD? as it says on the Apple store (UK) that it has to be HD.

    System Requirements
    • Widescreen (16:9) enhanced definition or high definition television with an HDMI, DVI, or component video input
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    you quoted your own answer.


    enhanced definition or high definition


    reading ftw



    fwiw, appletv is streaming low-res files for movie trailers

    ftl
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    nope

    I went to the 5th Ave store here in NYC at noon and they do not have them in stock. I guess I'll check back tomorrow.
     
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    My Panasonic TH-42PWD4 is a "Wide Plasma Display" - more vague terminology. The specs for "Scanning format" under "Applicable signals" are:
    • 525i (480i), 625i (576i), 525p (480p), 625p (576p), 750p (720p), 1125/60i, 50i, 24p, 24SF (1080/60i, 50i, 24p 24SF) ....... SMPTE 247M
    I have only the vaguest idea what these things mean. But it does work with the Apple TV.
     
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    slffl

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    Awesome. I happen to be going there tonight, I'll have to check it out.
     

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