Does the new ATV run cooler?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Mcthings, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Mcthings macrumors member

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    I have an original Apple TV and it runs extremely hot. Sometimes it is borderline too hot to touch. This is severely affecting the temperature of my small bedroom. It is currently 83 in the room, and 72 outside (7:20 pm) with window open.

    Does the newest generation Apple TV run significantly cooler than the original generation?
     
  2. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    The first Apple TV is basically a full scale computer, it's capable of booting OS X with a bit of hacking, it's also capable of playing 1080p with a bit of hacking.The new one is basically a cut down iPhone 5 in a shiny black case.

    To answer your question, yes, the A5 processors run significantly cooler than an Intel Core CPU, however the issue raises its head if you like jailbreaking, that the current ATV can not be jailbroken.
     
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    Well from Apples website,

    My ATV3 doesn't ever get too hot to handle, but then again I don't normally handle it.
     
  4. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    I've had my ATV on for days and the only reason its even warm to touch is because I've had it on top of my receiver.
     
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  6. faroZ06 macrumors 68040

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    Yes. I had the old ATV and just got the latest one. What a big improvement! 1080p video, much lower operating temperatures, AirPlay, Netflix, and some stuff I don't care about... The only problem is that I'm getting the HDCP error now, even though I didn't for the last movie I watched. @#$% Intel for making HDCP.
     

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