will the "rental only" affect the older AppleTV???

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by AeroBar, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    The new AppleTV is rental only for TV shows and movies.
    Will this affect the current model?
    Will I still be able to BUY TV episodes and movies or will that end when the new one is released?

    Regards
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    dissdnt

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    9to5 says older AppleTV gets no update :(

    http://www.9to5mac.com/23932/ye-old...g-to-get-updated-to-new-capabilities-by-apple

    But it will function as it always has, you can buy movies etc.

    The only thing that sucks is we won't get airtunes to push media to your tv from other devices.

    Hopefully someone comes out with a hack down the line. At least now that Apple has basically abandon this product we can mod the hell out of it without worries that Apple will update it and break the hacks.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, dissdnt. Good to hear.

    BTW, the current AppleTV does have AirTunes.
     
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    dissdnt

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    Yah but it's not the same, thats audio only, can't stream video from an iphone or ipad, which would be cool.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, yes. Cool indeed.

    But I'd rather have the ability to buy and store video on the box.
     
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    yoda13

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    As had I, which is good, since I have one of the older Apple TVs, but I am gratified to find out that you can still buy TV seasons and movies and simply store them on your computer and then stream them over with the new one...I only hope the streaming has improved...mine sucks a lot of the time...
     
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    powerbook911

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    With a N router that is not too far way, I find streaming HD works fine with the original Apple TV too.

    Before I had the N router, it was awful.
     
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    yoda13

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    You know, that may be part of my problem...I have my dsl plugged into my Mac Mini and then I am sharing the connection via airport, and that is what my Apple TV is picking up...I may need to invest in a router....
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    keep in mind that this means you will also NOT have access to .99 tv shows on the old ATV.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They can be rented in iTunes and streamed or synced to the "old" AppleTV.
     

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