Broadcom Crystal HD for Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by street89, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. street89 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2010
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Check the XBMC forums. Basically you swap out the mini PCI-e wifi card with the Broadcom card, then use the USB ATV flash approach to install XBMC (and other apps) onto the ATV.
  3. Shoesy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2007
    Colchester, UK.
  4. street89 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2010
    Thanks for the replies, I guess its pretty simple? I've built a PC and I have some basic knowledge of stuff so I should be able to do it I think.
  5. NEBaghead macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2009
    Omaha, NE
    Taking the rubber part off the bottom is the toughest part. One tip is to plug in the Apple TV and let it run for 30 mins. It will warm up nicely and the rubber pulls off easier when its warm.

    From the launcher menu, you can install the crystal broadcom drivers. If you search the XBMC forums their is a how to on getting the "download" broadcom drivers added to the launcher menu. Just requires ssh to the apple tv and pasting the entry at the terminal.
  6. street89 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2010
    Pretty simple then! Thanks for the help everyone

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