Buying an AppleTV, need advice

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Apollonian, May 30, 2010.

  1. Apollonian macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2010
    So I've decided to buy an AppleTV and I have an option to buy the current model or the older 40gb at a lower price, are there any hardware differences besides storage size? I'm looking to convert my DVD collection over, how much space does a typical movie take up after copying it??
  2. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    There are no hardware differences. A movie takes about 1-2 GB.
    If you want to save some money, you can buy the 40 GB version and connect an eternal HD ( up to 2 GB). It requires a bit of hacking, but it is well worth the effort.
  3. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Because of the rumors of new hardware coming soon, I'd minimize my investment in 3 yr old technology and go for the cheaper 40GB.

    I have two 40GBs and have been streaming everything (802.11n) for years. Syncing movies isn't worth it.

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