Any reason NOT to buy a 40 GB refurb?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by henders98, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. henders98 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    My only reason for wanting an Apple TV is to stream my rather large (1 TB+) iTunes collection from my iMac to my HDTV. I can get a 40 GB refurbished unit from Apple for $149. Does the newer model offer any advantage besides the increased storage capacity (which I don't need since I'll be streaming)?

    Thanks for any help.
  2. cdavis11 macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2009
    Not that I know of.

    I run a 40GB streamed over an N only network - it's very nearly flawless.

    Just make sure you're running a robust and fast wired and/or wireless network.
  3. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    If you're going to stream everything, there's no need to get the larger capacity AppleTV. Personally, I like to have my music and photos synced (so my computer doesn't have to be on all the time), which I couldn't do with a 40 GB unit. If you don't mind having your computer on all the time, go for the smaller capacity device and save some money.
  4. richardhunt macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    You can always put a bigger drive if you want later on anyway.
  5. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    No reason, I bought a 40 gig refurb hacked it and attached a 500 gig HD to which I use as the primary drive and sync all my media. Works like a charm.
  6. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    I just bought a refurb 40... came looking like new and is perfect for what I do (stream everything).
  7. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2004
    Missouri, USA
    I plan on getting one soon. Just wish they would give it a little upgrade. 1080p, little faster processor.

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