New to Apple TV 1st gen

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by markeymark, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. markeymark macrumors newbie

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    hi folks,

    Ive taking the plunge and bought Apple Tv 1st gen 140gb from ebay,thought I got a great deal at £65!

    Well impressed so far, updated from 2.2 to 3.0.2 firmware

    Basically looking at options of making better use of this machine...lol

    Is it worth buying atvflash or patchstick.ca?

    Ive seen there is free ones out there, wanting to use xbmc and boxee also netflix and hulu etc

    Also would be interested if I could connect my external 1tb usb hard drive which has my music and movies stored on it

    All help appreciated
     
  2. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

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    Only used ATVFlash...was pretty darn good and lets you plug your external into the ATV1, so no need for a machine running iTunes.
     
  3. markeymark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the reply, will thnk about getting atvflash
     
  4. markeymark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok well i managed to hack my appletv using atvusb creator

    was really simple, but it now says software menu is discontinued!

    really wanted this to install some apps, also how do i add an external usb drive

    cheers
     

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