old ATV price keeps dropping on Apple Clearance page

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    HiFiGuy528

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    I've been watching and considering the old ATV. Price on it has dropped to $139 (today) for a new 160gb. Is it time to buy or wait for the new ATV to hit the streets and see if it is hackable?
     
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    TheBritishBloke

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    Wow that's awesome.. I'd happily snap one of those up if I lived in the US, in the UK however we never get Apple TV Refurbs/clearance.
     
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    They do but as usual it's more than the US price...

    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MB189?mco=MTg5MTgzODE

    But it is still reduced to £149.00 although they might reduce it more I guess.

    Also just noticed it's £135 in the refurb section although that is for a 40G version.
     
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    TheBritishBloke

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    Sorry I should've made my point clearer.

    It's still out of stock :p
     
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    iParis

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    Agh! This is a really good investment. Especially since I called Apple and the same deal is available at retail store. I'm just not sure since I really want the new one too, especially because of Netflix.
     
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    at that price reduction, you could get one of each...:p
     
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    iParis

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    I just went onto the AppleTV clearance page and it said it's $149. I thought you said it dropped to $139?

    That sad part is, I am actually considering that.
     
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    I've been using mine with atvFlash which gives a bunch of cool options. I'm hoping that Flash continues to be updated. The Cult of the Hot Box (patent pending).
     
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    What kind of options? And how long does it take to install? I know I could look up that stuff, I'm sure you now it off the top of your head.
     
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    from their site

    Supported Media Formats:
    - Video: .avi, .divx, .eyetv, .flv, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .ogg, .ogm, .rm, .rmvb, .wmv, .xvid
    - DVD files: VIDEO_TS/VOB and ISO
    - Maximum video resolution: 1280x720 @ 24fps, 960x540 @ 30fps, up to 5 Mbps bitrate
    - Audio: AAC, AC3, DTS, FLAC, MPEG3, MPEG4, VBR MP3, and WMA
    - Subtitles: SSA and SRT

    Included Software:
    - NitoTV - Play DVD files, enable USB storage and much more
    - Couch Surfer Pro - Powerful Safari based web browser
    - Sapphire - Play and organize media using IMDB database
    - ATVFiles - Browse and play stored media
    - Overflow - Combine multiple menu items into a single menu
    - AirControl - Use the Loop™ Pointer from Hillcrest Labs on AppleTV
    - Keyboard Magic - Robust keyboard support
    - XBMC - A fully customizable media center app
    - Boxee (beta) - Watch and share media with your friends
    - Maintenance - Manage installed apps, and install additional features
    - FTP/SFTP/SSH Access - Transfer files to and from your AppleTV
    - All Available Video Codecs (Perian, A52, Mplayer + more)
     
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    iParis

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    Those features are where it's at! I have a feeling that because the USB port on the new AppleTV is just a micro USB, there won't really be much of a way to hack it like the last one.

    EDIT: Could I plug in more than one USB device with a USB hub?
     
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    iParis

    MRoogle covers a bunch of forum discussions about atvflash.
     
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    HiFiGuy528

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    I just checked. It's $137. I would post a pic, but I'm on my iPhone and don't know how from it.
     
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    ovrlrd

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    I don't know what page you are looking at but it's definitely still at $149.

    You can take a screenshot on your iPhone by holding down the power and home button at the same time for a brief moment. You should hear a "shutter" sound and a quick flash on the screen.

    Then upload the screenshot to your site of choice and post it here, because I doubt anyone here believes you.
     
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    HiFiGuy528

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    Boom!

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    QuarterSwede

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    Weird. Mine still shows $149.
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    Very strange. I'm also still showing $149. I cleared Safari's cache and loaded the clearance page from both my iPad and MBP - still $149.

    The other two items have different prices, too: Sony BT headphones are $95.95; LAMB case is $149.95.
     
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    HiFiGuy528

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    Okay, I see why the price difference. I bookmarked the business site. Sorry for the confusion. But it was $169 on Friday so it went down $20 already. Do you guys think it will go to $99?
     
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    I wouldn't think so, but you never know. Even at $149, I'm already tempted to pick one up as a spare - at $99, I'm not sure I could resist at all.
     
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    I'm UK based but in CA at the moment .. Best Buy were selling the 160Gbs for $149 so I picked one up, figured that was pretty cheap for a second box!

    Cheers,
    Monty
     
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    iParis

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    Wow. That explains so much. I think that even at $149, I will end up getting the old one just because of how much of a deal it is. Hell, I am pretty positive I am going to get both of them. Hahahahahahahah. :)

    EDIT: I just realized that if I want to put one in my room and my living room I need another HD TV. I guess I have time to save up for it since the new one doesn't come out until at least the 28th, at the keynote Steve Jobs said it would be four weeks.
     
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    mkjj

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    Picked one up in the Liverpool Store yesterday for £149, still priced at £223 on the box though.
     
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