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Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by acosmichippo, Dec 25, 2009.
I assume so, but haven't seen anyone say specifically.
It seems so.
IDE (P-ATA) should be more than sufficient though.
Yep, it's good old PATA.
How come there still shipping IDE'S? Is it a price thing?
They probably don't want people upgrading drives and having 640GB ~ 1TB ATV's.
^^ Thought so. cheers
Doubtful. It's a "we've never updated the hardware in this product" thing. The next version will likely use SATA. Apple doesn't normally make minor modifications to their hardware. It's a full model update or nothing.
agreed. unless ur talking about flagship products like the mbp
The problem i have with the current platform is more and more lag with every update. It seems with every click of my remote i have to wait at least two seconds to get to the next menu. I figured if i were able to put in a 7200RPM SATA HDD it might help a bit.
Anyway, i suspect the real problem is the 256MB of RAM holding the current 3.0 software. It reminds me a lot of the v1 iphone and the 2.0 update. The v1 was never as zippy after that.
So if nothing else, i'm hoping for a hardware refresh just to improve the user experience... and perhaps add 1080p capability.
Well, after restoring the unit multiple times with no change in responsiveness, and running the built-in diagnostics a few times, I ended up taking it back to Best Buy. Brought back a brand-new 160GB version, and it is working much better. Nowhere near the lag i was experiencing with the last one. Obviously the hardware is all the same, so i guess there must have been some kind of bad hardware in it.
Regardless, a beefed up appleTV this year would be nice. I wanna play 1080p, dammit.
I just performed a hardware refresh. Sold my ATV and bought a Mac Mini. Could not be happier.
im strongly thinking about this also....
the apple tv runs hot, they fail easily too, i use mine 3 hours a day.
If only the ATV's Front Row could be run on a Mini....
Oh, and then there's that single audio port of the Mini...
It's just not a good time for Apple devices.