Choosing The Correct Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Mac... nificent, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Mac... nificent macrumors 6502

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    I'm considering buying the new Apple TV.

    It comes in two flavors, 32GB and 64GB.

    Here's my question; what will this storage be used for? Just gaming, recording your favorite TV shows, or something else?
     
  2. Lord Hamsa macrumors 6502a

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    Apps, for the most part. Assume that the tvOS itself plus buffer space uses close to 8GB (the current ATV storage size), likely a bit less. Apps must be 200 MB or less, but that's just for initial download; they can download additional data after that, so don't think you can get 5 big apps per GB.

    No indication of being able to record anything.

    In my case, I'm getting the 32 GB model - I have 2 or 3 sets that eventually need it, and if I decide I need the 64 GB on the main (family room) unit, i can always move the lower capacity one to a less demanding location like the bedroom.
     
  3. WowAppleWow macrumors member

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    $50 for the larger version is a no-brainer!
     
  4. john16420 macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking the 32g or 64g is so you can download some of your movies off itunes and watch it without streaming it? Similar to an ipod/iPad. . Or is that 32g/64g meant just for apps and such?
     
  5. Butchie-T macrumors regular

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    I'm going with the 64Gb, not gonna get the 32Gb and then later on wish I had opted for the larger one. The bump in price from 32 to 64 is a small price to pay verses regretting that I did not do it later on down the road.
     
  6. Lord Hamsa macrumors 6502a

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    It's still $50, and I've got at least one TV where I'm not going to need a lot of apps. I'd rather put that $50 to better use.
     
  7. WowAppleWow macrumors member

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    I understand. The one we put in the family room will be the larger size, I think my kids will want to down load games. Ill probably go with the smaller one in my theater room.
     

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