Buying an AppleTV, need advice

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Apollonian, May 30, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Apollonian

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    So I've decided to buy an AppleTV and I have an option to buy the current model or the older 40gb at a lower price, are there any hardware differences besides storage size? I'm looking to convert my DVD collection over, how much space does a typical movie take up after copying it??
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    There are no hardware differences. A movie takes about 1-2 GB.
    If you want to save some money, you can buy the 40 GB version and connect an eternal HD ( up to 2 GB). It requires a bit of hacking, but it is well worth the effort.
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    Arran

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    Atlanta, USA
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    Because of the rumors of new hardware coming soon, I'd minimize my investment in 3 yr old technology and go for the cheaper 40GB.

    I have two 40GBs and have been streaming everything (802.11n) for years. Syncing movies isn't worth it.
     

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