ATV2 Hardware Upgrade to 1080P?

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?
 

Intell

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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.
 

chrfr

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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?
You can sell your ATV2 for far more than a new ATV3 costs.
 

toddzrx

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You can sell your ATV2 for far more than a new ATV3 costs.
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?
 

9512tacoma

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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?
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.
 

chrfr

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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.
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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