1080P content on AppleTV finally?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Funkatation, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Funkatation macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2001
  2. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    I find it hard to believe that Apple left an open mini PCIe slot in the Apple TV. Is it not already used by the wireless card?

    I guess this is an option for hobbyists that want to run nothing but Boxee/Plex.
  3. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Importantly, this could breath new life into GMA950 Minis with XBMC. Pull the 802.11g Airport card to seat the Broadcom, then either use ethernet or a USB 802.11n stick for wifi. If Plex could adopt the code for using the Broadcom chip, that'd be even better. Since the chip has hardware decoding of h.264, MPEG-2 and VC-1, all the Blu-ray codecs are covered. The only issue would be if XBMC/Plex could extract the audio cores on the fly fast enough to prevent stuttering.

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