How do I see the difference between ATV's?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Rho, May 4, 2012.

  1. Rho
    macrumors newbie

    #1
    Seriously, this is going to sound retarded, but I can't figure out whether I have an :apple:TV 2 or 3.

    I got the thing as a gift, which is cool enough, but I can't find out anywhere if it's an :apple:TV 1, 2 or 3. Not in the box, product information, anywhere.

    Is the difference between 1, 2 and 3 just software? If not, how the hell do I check what species it is?


    Thanks in advance.

    PS: Oh, also, while I'm here: does anyone know a conversion tool that looks up metadata for movies, is free, and most important of all: Fast? I need to convert 77 blu-ray movies, not counting my blu-ray series. I'm not planning on leaving my mac on for three full weeks.

    Actually, scratch the free part. Most importantly it needs to be fast.

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    #2
    ATV2: MC572LL/A, A1378
    ATV3: MD199LL/A, A1427

    For your Blu Ray ripping needs, check out the sticky on the top of the page...
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    #3
    On the box, if it says 1080P in big letters its ATV3.

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    MakeMKV & Handbrake is really all you need. Both are free (MakeMKV is free for 30 days.) If you get a decent BD-ROM drive, you can rip a movie in under an hour, but it takes at least 2-3 hours to encode it. So, you may be leaving it on for 3 weeks straight ;)
     
  4. Rho
    macrumors newbie

    #4
    Ah, thanks to both of you, that helped.

    Cheers!
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    #5
    77 Blu-Rays to rip and encode? You may need even more than 3 weeks. :D

    Unless you have a 12-core Mac Pro cranking 24/7 and all the BD's ripped already it is going to be a rather time consuming process...
     

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