Best Route?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MCRunning, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. MCRunning macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2008
    I'm not sure which route to go here. I only have my MBP with me, so I can't have an external drive connect 24/7. Here are the two things I was thinking of doing:

    1.) USB HD connected to Airport Extreme, then connect my Apple TV via ethernet to the Airport Extreme. (I don't know if this would even work)

    2.) Hack the Apple TV so I can connect an USB HD to it.

    Which route would be the best to go? Or if you think there is a better solution feel free to add. My only concern would be: would I still be able to add content to the external and manage everything through iTunes? Thanks!
  2. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    Without hacking, there is no way for the AppleTV to access an external HD except through a computer running iTunes. So, connecting the HD to the Airport Extreme won't do any good unless your computer is on, awake, and running iTunes.

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