Apple TVs sold

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Macwick, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Macwick macrumors regular

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    Just sold my three Apple TV 2s on eBay for $75 each (one buyer bought all three).

    Assuming the new Apple TVs are $99 each, my total cost to upgrade three Apple TVs (after factoring in eBay fees, shipping, etc.) will be $103.

    Not a bad deal - I use these Apple TVs on a daily basis and look forward to whatever upgrades are in store. My wish list:

    *1080P
    *Better video rendering performance - when I watch HD movies, scenes with movement can be jerky on my 55" LCD. I'm assuming this is a hardware limitation?
    *App Store (although I'm 99% sure this would be available for the ATV2 as well).
    *Improved Airplay (particularly airplay mirroring in OS X Mountain Lion).

    If we get even a couple of these features (plus whatever else Apple has in store), $100 will be a great deal to upgrade the whole house....

    Now, what are the chances I can buy three on launch day?? I remember the ATV2s were out of stock for quite a few weeks.....
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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  4. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    Streaming between ipad and atv needs to be improved. Mirroring is fine. Atv needs more channels. Its too limited. Lots of jailbreak channels suck or dont work or just buffer. Roku is superior. I dont buy or rent movies or music from itunes.
     
  5. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    I would have paid for your 3 ATV2's at the same price without fees.
     
  6. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

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    New AppleTV standalone boxes wont debut until the summer.
     
  7. siritalks macrumors member

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    Says who?
     
  8. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

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    The TV will come first and 3-6 months later the standalone box will be released sans Siri.
     
  9. siritalks macrumors member

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    Again, is this a predication, or do you have some kind of knowledge of this being the case? Every other person (including reputable sources) say the Apple TV 3 standalone box will be here in the next couple of weeks.
     
  10. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

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    this is common sense. If a TV is imminent, then to release the ATV3 standalone box before the TV would obvious hurt the TV sales and since this venture into the TV market is a gamble for Apple, they wouldnt want anything to jeopardize its launch success.
     
  11. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    There will be no Apple TV (as in a screened device) this year.
     
  12. jwm2 macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't have sold them until the atv3 is jailbroken. I use xbmc 90% of the time on mine to stream live tv.
     
  13. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

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    oh yes there will be.
     
  14. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I just bought a ATV 2 a couple days ago. If the ATV 3 comes out on the 7th, while I be able to return the 2 and buy the 3? Is the return policy 14 or 30 days?
     
  15. urkel macrumors 68030

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    You speak so confidently on the idea of a standalone Apple Television coming out, but you don't give any reasoning behind it. Are these educated guesses? Are you just making wishes out loud? Is there a story you're referencing? It just seems odd to present info with no reference point.
     
  16. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    oh no there won't...
    :apple:
     
  17. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I just both a 2nd ATV2 from a forum member (new in box). I have no need for 1080p, and the feature set of the current ATV suits us fine. My wife is finally used to the ATV2 and I don't want to take a chance on something changing drastically in ATV3 that would require relearning (she is not tech savvy).
     
  18. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    I have 2 ATV2's and 2 ATV1's; and I saw this and thought, not a bad idea, sell off my 2 ATV2's. . . . but man am I a nerd.

    Here is my configuration :
    1x ATV1 modified to act as the iTunes server for all ATV2's.
    Living Room TV (50" Pioneer Elite Plasma) - ATV2
    Play Room TV (60" semi-cheap Plasma) - none
    Master Bedroom (42" LCD) - ATV1 for content I don't want my kids to see.
    Workout Room (22" cheap LCD) - ATV2

    Upgrading the ATV2 in the workout room is useless, it's a tiny screen, no need to upgrade it at all. The playroom NEEDS an ATV2 at least. Living room, our main TV WILL get upgraded to an ATV3. Now, do I sell the ATV2 and buy another ATV3 for the Play room, or buy 2 ATV3's, for the living room and the play room and put the ATV2 in the Master Bedroom for Netflix? Or, put the ATV3 in the master bedroom and the ATV2 in the playroom?

    Oh, decisions, decisions, decisions. LOL. Unless the ATV3 has some additional killer feature, I can't see selling the ATV2's.
     
  19. Macwick thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just wanted to let people know what the ATV2s are fetching right now, as I hadn't seen another thread about it. Thanks for your interesting and informative contribution though! You are a scholar and a wordsmith sir.
     
  20. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Hahah, I'm in the same boat. I will give my lady credit though, she likes to learn how to do stuff, between an xbox, apple tv, roku, slingbox, its sometimes too much for her non tech savvy self. Which is weird, because I'll readily admit she is way smarter than me.

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    I'd do this.....living room new ATV3, Master Bedroom gets the atv2, playroom gets the AT2 from your gym, gym gets the ATV1 since it probably gets used the least collectively of all the TV's you have...
     
  21. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks.
     
  22. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    No way, Gym NEEDS Netflix. Bedroom needs "private" content capability.
     
  23. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

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    These arent wishes.. these are truths. you all can pretend to be niave to everything thats fine. The idea of an Apple TV screened device, is a love/hate idea. With apple moving to release its subsciption based TV content service, the need for an actual TV allowing apple to ensure the best possible experience is delivered is certain. The problem is, you would need to buy a new Apple TV for every room in your home that currently has a TV. which sucks. I would much rather drop $500 on 5 AppleTV 3 standalone boxes. But as we all know with apple, the integrated TV will have just enough more than the standalone box to make us all drool over that one extra feature and spend the $1000 on a 46" Apple Branded Samsung TV. which is ashame because i will have to give up my 52"s for this. But Siri knows best.
     
  24. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    All that was asked was, what's the source for your information?
     

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