new apple tv setup

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by vinnykaka, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I am new to the mac world and have bought a macbook pro from my friend and now bought a time capsule for backup and the apple tv 3
    i would like to stream movies from the time capsule to apple tv then onto my tv.
    I have noticed that the apple 2 is jailbroken and you can watch more movies so i am considering returning the apple 3 and buying an apple 2 JB

    can anyone help as i am a newbie

    Thanks in

    vinny
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    Have you looked at prices for aTV2's lately?
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    Actually, the non-jailbroken aTV 3 can also show you a hell lot of movies! And not just from iTunes Store!
    The only thing aTV doesn't do natively, is play back movies directly from a network share (such as TC). For that you'd actually need a computer with iTunes or JB-d aTV 2 that has XBMC or similar installed.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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  5. macrumors 68000

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    Once you keep a computer powered up as a media server, what's the advantage? I'd love the aTV to stream directly from NAS-s, without need to run an intermediary computer. Apple's TimeCapsule at least could work as HomeSharing server. Probably no chance for others due to iTunes Store authentication required.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    If the desire is to have access to movies on your TV via an ATV then I can see the benefits. My computer is always running anyway so having Plex serving non-itunes compatible media from my external hard drives and from online streaming sites like Icefilms or the NFL network and Gamepass is a great bonus. iTunes sharing requires your computer to be on as well, after all.
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    Sure. I'm still dreaming of a NAS that could stream directly to aTV, without the computer inbetween.
     

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