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

    Apr 21, 2009
    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

    Sep 15, 2004
    i(am in the)cloud
    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


    Aug 19, 2003
    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.

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