ATV 1 & Boxee vs ATV 2 & iPad & AirVideo

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by covertsurfer, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 160gb AppleTV for playing my music and I have Boxee installed on it so I can play AVI films and movies.

    I am thinking of selling that and getting a ATV 2 so I can use Airplay to play music and use the AirVideo app to live transcode the AVIs and use Airplay to put them to my HDTV.

    Obviously there is an added device here but just thought I would gather peoples opinions on whether to stick with what I have or get an ATV2. Are there any advantages of getting a ATV2?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    You can install XBMC on ATV2 via jailbreak to play your AVIs w/o using AirVideo.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

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    Have you thought about Plex at all? I had a Boxee Box once and the software on it was just inconvenient and hard to change the incorrectly-scraped media. If you get an ATV2 and jailbreak it, you can install a Plex client that connects to the server program on your computer. It also will allow you to stream to your iOS and Android devices using a mobile app.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't realise you could jailbreak the ATV2. Didn't think there was enough internal memory on it.

    If I did jailbreak it and use Plex or XBMC what is the advantage of ATV2 over ATV1?
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    It can play much higher quality media without stuttering and then ATV1 can. Plus you can install other apps too. The built in Netflix app and MLB access are nice too. Plus you can use iTunes Match to play your iTunes music without a computer.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My music would still have to be streamed though

    Anyone know if there is an iPlayer app for ATV2, I guess if not I could use Airplay but the content wont be HD
     
  7. macrumors member

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    This was my response to a previous thread:

     

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