What is the hardware update path?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by chachat, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have been considering adding an Apple TV to my home and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts as to possible upgrades to Apple TV hardware in the near future and whether it was worthwhile to wait.
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    who knows. the current atv hardware is the same since the day it came out albeit with the addition of the 160 GB drive option.

    A faster processor seems likely at some point, but other than that its already pretty full featured as is. I could see more features added via software updates first. But who knows.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Right now the most logical updates in my opinion is a shift to the Intel Atom processor, since it may run far cooler than the current processor used.

    A shift to SATA based hard drives. since its a a more compact interface, and sata drives are becoming cheaper than their older IDE counterparts. and it might allow for a higher capacity baseline, and high end, lets say 80-120 for a base unit, and 250-320 for the high end model at current prices

    Possibly a new IGP, that is capable of running 1080p video...

    And with the iphone's strength at gaming there may be a feasible chance of an appleTV appstore opening up with a few simple games (i'm not exactly expecting half-life to launch its way onto the appleTV). Though, that may require yet another interface update.
     

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