Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by markmc2k8, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. markmc2k8 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2008

    Has anyone used this? I have just got an Apple TV today and seems very limited without hacking it. I see this option offers all the software in one and is extremely easy to install. Ideally I don't want to be spending $50 on this but assuming there isn't similar free alternatives it looks good value.

    Can anyone comment on this?
  2. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    Check - same plugins but better UI and online update process.
    They offer free basic versions for Mac and Windows.
  3. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    $50 for something you can do for free on your own seems like a huge rip-off to me.
  4. markmc2k8 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2008
    Thanks for that link, it looks interesting.

    I can't quite work out what the difference is between the free version and the others, do you know?
  5. bemt17 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2009
    I have used ATV flash and it is well worth the money in about half an hour I was ready to go with USB enabled and the ATV would play my movies right off of it. I have the ATV flash dmg file but its to big to upload otherwise I would. Oh and it would be free
  6. alex416 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2009
    Another vote here for ATV Flash. Setup is extremely simple, and you're up in running a very small amount of time.

    Saved me from sorting through an endless amount of forum posts to get network streaming working.
  7. TuckBodi macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2007
    bemt17 and alex416 (one and the same self s/w promoters?) were trying to get people to buy ATVFlash on another thread. Here's my response over there about people paying for something which is free.


    These guys just won't quit, will they? There has to be a name for these s/w self promoters. Really, come on, I've used (or seen them in use) all these patchsticks and it's such a no-brainer to use the FREE atvusb-creator versus shelling out $$$. The guy (Davilla) who wrote the bootloader all the patchsticks have to use, also created atvusb-creator. So wouldn't you think he could also write as good if not better patchstick than what all these paid patchsticks use?!

    Do not listen to the FUD these other people are throwing at you. And isn't it just common sense that you can download and try something for free first and if it doesn't work, then go the pay route.

    As far as the networking's all done the same on any of the patchsticks, through NitoTV's Smart Installer (or manually). Don't let them try and tell you their patchstick will magically set it up for you. For legal reasons they can't include all the Apple files.

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