new to apple tv need HELP pls

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ksabek, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    hello all
    I just started to download movies and tv shows from itunes so i was thinking to buy an apple tv tom but i have some qs:
    all the movies n shows are on my mac, will i be able to watch them from my apple tv? or do i need to download them again to the apple tv?
    also could i transfer them by usb for example or only wirelessly?!
    do i need to have airport extreme or any other wireless router, i currently do not own an airport extreme!
    thank you
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    >>all the movies n shows are on my mac, will i be able to watch them from my apple tv?

    Yep

    >>also could i transfer them by usb for example or only wirelessly?!

    Wireless or wired network connection

    >>do i need to have airport extreme or any other wireless router,

    Some type of network connection is needed, It can be wired or wireless..

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    ok nice yes it did help thank u!
    but like the downloaded stuff on my mac will i be able to view them right away or take also hours?!:D
    i have a wireless connection in my home, it is the normal one so i guess apple tv will work with it?!
    thank u
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    You will be able to play it just fine, the AppleTV will allow you to stream content off your Mac; even purchased content. All you need to do is leave iTunes open. I would recommend having at least a G or N speed wireless connection though.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    thank u!
    i was wondering that could i use ATV on a non HDTV?!
     
  6. macrumors P6

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    Only on something with component video inputs.
     
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    EarthDawn

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    Well said...

    I have a huge library that I stream to both ATV's... about 1,300 movies and 3,000 songs and TV shows etc.
    The photo librarys are great to have on the TV as well !
     
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    stubeeef

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    If I use a NAS or other HDD connected to the AirPort Extreme, can the AppleTV access that? or only from another Mac? Can I choose to have an external HDD connected to the AppleTV itself for content?
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    i want to ask can i view videos n tv shows not from itunes store on the ATV or only itunes videos?!
    also can i burn or put the shows i purchased from itunes on a DVD or a memory stick?
     

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