Does Apple Tv 2 run the new interface?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by casedogg311, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. casedogg311 macrumors member

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    Hi, I just bought Apple TV 3 and really like the interface. I was thinking about getting a 2nd Apple Tv for my bedroom but figured I would save some money and get a used ATV 2.

    Can ATV 2 get the new interface with a software upgrade? Is there any other drawbacks of not getting another 3 (besides the lack of 1080p, that doesn't matter on my bedroom TV)?
     
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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Apple TV 2 does get the new interface through a software update. At this time the only thing the 2 doesn't get is 1080p support.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4s: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Yes u get the new interface.

    Only downside is u do not get full beans Pre-n wireless
     
  5. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Could you elaborate, please?
     
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  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    I believe he means that the Apple TV 2 doesn't support for 5Ghz WiFi networks.
     
  8. hafr macrumors 68030

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    I'm using the 2.4 GHz network in the bedroom, since the reception on the 5 GHz network is too weak. But I'm using the 5 GHz in the living room, so it's clearly capable of using both bands...
     

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