Original 40G Apple TV vs newer AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by djvalhalla, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Mar 17, 2010
    #1
    Hello everyone,

    First and foremost I would like to thank you for your time. I recently bought an AppleTV (the original 40G version from 3 or so years ago) off eBay, and I wanted to know whether there have been any hardware updates (excluding increase in HD space) to the AppleTV line.

    From what I was able to find, the only updates to the line have been in software, and in HD space. So am I right to assume that aside from those two things the hardware remains the same?

    I want to install Boxee/XMBC on my AppleTV, and I just want to make sure that it'll work after I install the software updates. Also, I went with the 40g because it's cheaper, and I will be feeding video via wireless/network/external HD--I hope to do this via the patch.

    Again, I would like to thank you a lot for all of your help and for your time! have a great day everyone!
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Mar 13, 2007
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    Houston, TX
    #2
    Your 40GB unit is running the most up-to-date software (assuming you have updated the software). The only difference with newer models is the HD size.
     
  3. macrumors 68040

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    Jun 20, 2007
    #3
    As stated above, there as been no updates to the Apple TV on the hardware side...sadly.:(

    Based on Apple's comments about it, a new Apple TV will come, but that might not be anytime soon.
     

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