ATV 2G US/Europe differences?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by acidfast7, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. acidfast7 macrumors 65816

    acidfast7

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    Hi all,

    I'd like to buy an ATV 2G. I currently live in Frankfurt and could pick one up at the Apple store but I'd heading back to the US (US citizen) in Jan and could pick one up then as well.

    Will the US-Spec version work with my German TV? Also, are there any hardware differences that I need to know about?

    I'm considering getting a US NetFlix account and a US-based VPN service, so I could rent streaming movies (I still have US credit cards with US addresses). If I buy a EU-spec version, will NetFlix automatically reject it?

    Finally, should I just jailbreak the think and/or just run other software on it to circumvent these issues?

    Thanks in advance,
    acidfast7
     
  2. peskaa macrumors 68020

    peskaa

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    #2
    Hardware is identical, it's all down to location (same as with iTunes). Link it with a US iTunes account and you'll get the US store, Netflix etc.
     
  3. fabian9 macrumors 65816

    fabian9

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    it comes with a different plug - that's the only difference.
     

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