Old or New

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MrCatMan, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Right wise forum. Please try to help me.

    I have just had to buy a new tv so had my old 43 inch plasma reconditioned and moved to the spare room.

    I want to be able to use apple tv in there so ordered the new small black one.

    I already have the bigger silver one (that gets hot) in the main room.

    When the new one arrives which one should I use in the main room; old or new?

    What are the advantages / disadvantages?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    grawk

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    black - streaming only, cheap hd rentals, can do netflix

    silver - can be used without the computer on, doesn't do netflix, can't do super cheap hd rentals
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    No Netfilx in the UK, right?

    Unless you are going to patchstick (old version) or jailbreak (new version), I see very little difference.

    I have both, and my impression is that the ATV2 streams better than the ATV1 (for shows that are in my iTunes Library, but not synced). When I first got the ATV2, I thought that the UI was a small step back from the previous version, but since I watch Netfilx almost exclusively now, I don't miss the old UI at all. I guess it's more a matter of familiarity.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    grawk

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    ah, right, no netflix.

    I'd use the silver one on the main tv, because I prefer the integrated menu vs the "computers" menu.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Know the following:

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