Best thing to do with an ATV 1 now I have an ATV 2?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mr1970, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. mr1970 macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Morning all

    I bought an ATV 2 at Xmas to replace the 1. Love it, mainly just because I can keep it in a closed cabinet without it setting the house on fire - it's doing the same work as the old one, streaming from a server in the attic.

    Tried to sell the ATV 1 on eBay and had the increasingly common crappy selling experience and can't be bothered going through it again, so I thought I'd have a play with it instead. So, suggestions welcome. I could...

    - add a 500GB internal drive and run it as a local music device in the kitchen (through the TV in there)
    - add ATVFlash
    - do...something else?

    I'm in the UK, incidentally, so that might limit my Hulu options.

    ANy suggestions welcome

  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    Add a massive HDD, then install OS X Tiger on it and use it as a home server ^_^ (if you need one :p)
  3. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Theres a upgrade card you can get...Broadcom BCM70012 or close to that ....makes it handle HD video.

    Mind you...I just sold mine on eBay...helped pay for the replacement ATV2s I wanted to get. Easier solution.
  4. eTip macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    Use it to stream music to another an AE with the added ability to store conetent locally and be able to control it with the remote.
  5. Billy Boo Bob macrumors 6502

    Billy Boo Bob

    Jun 6, 2005
    Dark Side Of The Moon
    I'm keeping both of mine online, using the ATV Classic for video that requires Perian (I mostly convert MKVs to m4v in HandBrake). That way I don't have to bother with a JB on the ATV2.

    My ATV2's primary mission, though, is MLB.TV for Dad, so I don't get to use it often for video files. I tend to watch them on my iMac with headphones while he watches baseball all day. :)
  6. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Actually Im finding these days that if an ATV2 is running, my ATV1 in the main bedroom takes forever to load the library and then stutters and eventually (10 minutes later) crashes.

    If no ATV2 is active, it works fine.

    Be stuffed if I know why.
  7. pagansoul macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2006
    I have a :apple:TV1 with 120GB HD and have it on another TV. With the HD you can load your favorites and play them even if your comuter is off.

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