Apple TV 160 GB version announced too

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by imlucid, May 30, 2007.

  1. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    It's still not available on the UK/Europe side of things. :(
     
  2. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Anyone else see something wrong with the math in this picture?
     

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  3. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know...enlighten us.
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Well if the original maths for the 40GB version is true then the maths holds up.

    40Gb - 160Gb = x4
    50 hrs Video - 200 hrs = x4
    9000 songs - 36000 songs = x4
    25000 photos - 25000 photos = limit of iTunes

    Or is there something thing I am missing.
     
  5. DJS1234 macrumors regular

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    this has really annoyed me, I'm taking my 40gb AppleTV back to the Regent St. store tomorrow and getting a refund (Good ol' 1 month refunds) then will buy the 160gb when it comes out. Why couldn't Apple of just done this in the first place instead of once again making early adopters pay the price.

    Makes you wonder what's in store with the iPhone...
     
  6. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    I wasn't aware there was a 25k item limit to iTunes libraries . . . not that I'm anywhere near that.
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Shoud've put a question mark at the end, i think it might be a limit with iTunes and picutre handling. Only going from what is said on the appletv spec page
     
  8. yagran macrumors 6502a

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    160gb option is NOT available in the UK...
     
  9. adav macrumors member

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    it is now
     
  10. RaMaz macrumors regular

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    YAY! cant wait to get it (gonna start saving and working)
     
  11. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    AT £269 it is that much of a jump up from the 40Gb version. Is it just me or does the 40Gb version just look stupidly small now.
     
  12. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I've had mine since mid April. 40GB has been OK, as my entire music library of about 4800 songs still fits in about 20GB. I've mostly been using it for stand-alone music server, which it excels at.

    I have about another 70GB of movies and TV shows on 750GB drive I have connected to my MBP across the room. Since it's usually on, I've just been streaming the video. It works very well, and I'm still on a "g" network. A bit of lag sometimes when pausing/playing is all. It's a bit inconvenient to leave the MBP open (I have a lap desk I set it on on the floor next to me), but it works well.

    So my plan was (note: "was") to keep music stored locally (and some select video/photos), and stream video from the big drive. Then eventually, change the drive out.

    But, since they've announced the option, I've gotten the bug to do it sooner than later. I'm shopping around for a good deal on a 160GB bare drive and do the upgrade myself. (Not too worried about possible warranty questions.)
     
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    Could you add a larger drive 3.5", all be it externally, or is this not an option.
     
  14. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Not an option at this time, although there is an :apple:TV community effort (http://www.appletvhacks.net/ for instance) to enable the USB port and allow mounting an external drive. That option would MUCH nicer than opening the case and moving drive images around.

    Actually, I'll have fun doing the upgrade. :)
     
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    I was meaning, leading a cable from the internal connection through the case to a drive which just happens to be on the outside but is still an "internal" drive.


    But waiting until that is sorted is probably a much tidier solution and in the mean time you get a nice upgrade.
     
  16. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    Just placed my order for 160GB :apple:TV. It's more a family purchase since my dad's been after a media centre PC for the lounge and I figure an :apple:TV is much more of bargain. I cannae wait for the FEDEX guy. :D
     
  17. DJS1234 macrumors regular

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    Im packing up my 40gb for a trip back to Regent Street tomorrow morning, might even do it tonight if I can be bothered. Really annoyed at Apple still for doing this. It just didn't make any sense having an itunes media extender that has a smaller capacity than some iPods. It's not like 2.5" ATA drives are hard to some by over 40gb!
     
  18. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Heh, I didnt know there was a limit on pictures.

    Kinda weird.

    Of course, if you've shot 25,000 photos, you need to give that poor damn camera a break!
     
  19. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Yes, but the :apple:TV uses a PATA drive, not SATA. It will work but it won't be pretty. ;)

    As for this new 160GB model, I really don't care. In fact if there had been a lower-priced model with a 20GB drive I would have bought it. In the end I will need from 1 to 2 TiB to store all my video files, so I won't have any choice but to stream everything.

    I wish Apple would do a software update so we can connect an external drive via the USB 2.0 port, however seeing as they're now introducing a 160GB model, I doubt it.
     
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    Uses Pata, didn't know that, suppose it cuts costs for apple but i still find that weird for some reason, pata just seems really old now.
     
  21. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    Not only that, but with something as small as the :apple:TV you would think that Apple would use a SATA drive if only to reduce the cable clutter inside it.

    You can see pictures of the insides of an :apple:TV at Engadget.

    Hum, PATA cable or not, I'm half-tempted to upgrade mine to 500GB with an 3.5" drive. :p
     

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