Apple TV with Boxee vs. PS3 with MediaLink

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Raymondo17, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Raymondo17 macrumors newbie

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    I currently have a PS3 networked with my Mac via MediaLink. It works pretty well, though the interface is a bit clunky. For my birthday I was given an Apple TV. I'm considering returning it as most of my media-in-the-living-room needs are met by the PS3 and MediaLink. Is there a compelling reason to add the Apple TV (which I'd hack with Boxee) to my home theater setup?
     
  2. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

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    Need to know what the ATV could be useful to you for?

    If you use iTunes then the ATV is great. I have a PS3 and an ATV and they compliment each other. The movie rentals are great.
     
  3. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    Unless you're tied into the iTunes ecosystem (purchased content, etc), you might not need the Apple TV.

    Additionally, if you have a Windows PC (or fast Mac with Parallels/VM Ware) there's a program called PlayOn that adds Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Unbox, CBS, CNN, among others to your PS3.

    http://www.themediamall.com/playon
     

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