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Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by WizardHunt, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

    WizardHunt

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    Ok, I am about to buy a Apple TV and I have a rather large library of about 600 plus DVD's and would like to place as many as I can on the Apple TV system setup. I plan to buy the 160 GB version but was wondering if it really matters if I buy the 160GB or the 40GB version as neither will allow me to put even half my movies on the drive.

    I guess I plan to put them on a external HD and use thru firewire, using the function( holding down Option while copying into itunes) so that I can use a external HD. So when I use the Apple TV then I just need to make sure that my External drive is turned on. I plan to get either a 500 GB or 1 TB for the external drive. Whatever will hold most of my movies. So my question that I need your opinion on it this:

    Does it really matter if I buy a 40 GB ATV, or a 160 GB ATV if I plan to use a External HD anyway?

    Part II to the question: What size would you think I would need for the external HD 500GB or 1 TB to hold 600+ DVD's?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

    forafireescape

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    If money isn't an issue, I'd just get the biggest of both just to be safe.

    As far as the external drive, the 500GB will probably be too small - most of my DVDs I have on my computer are over 1GB each.
     
  3. jbellanca macrumors 6502

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    It won't matter to you, save your money and get the 40GB. And DEFINITELY get the 1 TB external. Depending on the quality you choose, you're talking 1.4-2.5 GB per movie. (Potentially more if you use AC3 audio after Take 2 is out.)
     

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