Needing Multimedia Solution

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MacNewbie07, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    What I want most is the ability to watch my movies (most of which are Divx avi's) on my flatscreen, preferably over WiFi.

    Can Boxee stream media files (with a buffer) from the source, or does it copy them to the ATV hard disk? Actually I'm only about 50% certain that Boxee plays your avi files at all (?).

    I have 802.11g running about as fast as it gets, but would upgrade to an N-router if necessary.

    I'm debating between ATV + Boxee or another hardware multimedia player (don't know which one) that could stream content from a remote HD.

    Just looking for the best solution, preferably around the $200 or under line.

    Western Digital's new machine ($99) has got me thinking about all this, though that one doesn't have any network connection.

    Thanks for all help!
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Boxee will stream your avi's across your network.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SWEET! I was hoping to use ATV.

    One more Q: can you add disk space to an ATV by plugging one into the USB jack?

    I read (quite some time ago) about how to swap out the internal drive in it for a larger one.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    No, unfortunately you cannot just plug in a USB drive and have it work with the ATV. If you want to increase the drive space you need to hack the box.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Can Boxee play all AVI files (Divx, Xvid etc) no matter what codec they use or are there limitations? Is Boxee for Mac what TVersity is for PC?
     

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