Apple TV Apple TV Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by lwood1, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. lwood1 macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys. I have a first generation AppleTV and I was thinking about jail breaking so I can watch NetFlix. Is there anyway to easily do this? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Apple TV 1 doesn't have enough power to playback Netflix. If you do manage to get Silverlight installed on it, you'll get a very jumpy movie.
     
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  4. lwood1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Dang it

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    Yeah I may just do that.
     
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    Weren't the ATV1s found to just be very cheaply built macs though? Surely if it can playback 720p video it can do netflix just fine...?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    They have a 1Ghz Pentium M and 256Mb ram. My Mac Mini with a 1.5Ghz Core Solo used to struggle with Netflix playback, until I upgraded it. The 720p decoding is done by hardware decoding in the GPU.
     
  7. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Ah there we go then, guess it would make a great little Tiger server though if hooked up to a large hard drive.

    OP go for the ATV2, there's a TON of hacks for it to give you everything you want and more, read somewhere a while back iPhone and iPad apps have been made to work on it, so the futures looking bright for the little black box of seemingly endless potential :)
     
  8. lwood1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome! Thanks guys! Does the AT2 work with the original iPad to do AirPlay Mirroring?
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    No. Only the iPad 2 and newer work with Airplay screen mirroring to the Apple TV 2.
     
  10. lwood1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I came to the conclusion instead of buying a new Apple TV, why not just get an HDMI cord and plug my computer to my TV... Brilliant!
     

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