ATV2 Hardware Upgrade to 1080P?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by toddzrx, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. toddzrx macrumors 6502a

    toddzrx

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    I've searched around and can't find anything on this, but I'll ask the question anyway: does anyone know of a way to replace hardware in the ATV2 to enable it to play 1080P content? Maybe a logic board or processor replacement?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Replace the logicboard with that of an Apple TV 3, but by that point might as well purchase an Apple TV 3.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You can sell your ATV2 for far more than a new ATV3 costs.
     
  4. toddzrx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. I ran across an article earlier today that said the same thing, but the date on it was old and I figured the prices had come back down by now. I just took a look on eBay: sure enough, selling prices are over $100. I assume this is because of the ability to jailbreak an ATV2? What keeps ATV3 from doing the same thing?
     
  5. 9512tacoma macrumors member

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    I sold my ATV2 for over $200 last year (it was a refurb from the apple store) and purchased the ATV3 refurb for $75. The reason for the atv2 price is the jailbreak but so far the atv3 can not be jail broken.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Apple TV 3 lacks a vector to run the exploit.
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I did this a couple years back. I was able to sell my 2 for enough money that I bought 2 ATV 3s without spending any more money out of pocket. The jailbreak features weren't of interest to me, so I wasn't losing anything.
     

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