Increase storage on Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Yorkienav, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    I am new to the whole Apple set up and after being so impressed with my mac book I decide to continue down the Apple route. I have purchased a 500gb time capsule and Apple TV and everything is working great. However, when i purchased the items i was led to believe from the sales assistant that i did not require to purchase the 160gb Apple Tv (bought the 40gb one) as I could store everything on the 500g Time capsule. Having had everything set up for a week or so, the Apple TV is already half full and I can't seem to link it to the Time Capsule. Am i doing something wrong or was I led down the garden path a little? Is there an easy answer to increasing the capacity o the Apple TV? or linkig it to the Time Capsule?

    Cheers

    Matt
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    srl7741

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    #2
    You seem to be storing media on the aTV and need to Stream from the TC. If you Stream the media is not stored on the aTV HD.
    If you are interested in opening the aTV and adding a larger HD here is a link to begin.

    Link
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Chicago
    #3
    With the Apple TV showing up in your devices on Itunes, click on the Apple TV, under Summary choose custom sync, then click each tab, movies, tv shows, music, podcasts & photos and under each one uncheck the box next to "Sync" So that all fields are grey'd out. Now your APPLE TV is set up to not sync any content from your computer.

    Now take all of the content stored on your Time Machine or any internal or external hard drive and drag and drop it into the appropriate place on Itunes. Once this is done, when you use your apple tv, you should see all music, tv shows, & movies just as they appear on your itunes. You will not have anything stored on your apple tv at all, but will be able to keep all your content on your computer, attached Hard drive or Time machine, and watch/listen to it instantly on the Apple tv.
     

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