directly fromApple TV is a tiny entertainment powerhouse that plays the content you love from iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, and your favorite sports leagues on your widescreen TV. In up to 1080p HD. Just plug it in and discover a whole world of movies, TV shows, photos, music, and more. You’re gonna need a better couch.
It streams content from an internet connection and connects to your TV via HDMI input. Your cable connection has nothing to do with the Apple TV.>>Just plug it in and discover a whole world of movies, TV shows, photos, music, and more. <<
Into my TV?? How does it stream into my TV.. along w cable; or separately??
Like it's a wi fi box or something??? Again, sorry, but I don't understand a lot of this techy stuff.
The ATV connects to your home (Wifi, or wired) network, and plugs into your TV/home theatre via HDMI / optical audio cable.I'm new to Apple TV. How does it work?
Does it hook to cable, ??? I'm kinda lost but I'm interested.
What will it do for me that my current cable won't??
Sorry for such a basic question.
Ahhh . . .The ATV connects to your home (Wifi, or wired) network, and plugs into your TV/home theatre via HDMI / optical audio cable.
There are 3 main usage scenarios:
- You can listen to/watch streamed music & video from a few internet sources (iTunes, iCloud, Youtube, Netflix, Vimeo etc) on your TV/home theatre.
- If you have music & videos in iTunes on your home Mac/PC, you can watch them on your TV/home theatre. (This is Home Sharing).
- If you're watching a video or listening to music on a iPad/iPhone at home, you can 'push' that onto the TV/home theatre (this is Airplay).
You can use the physical remote device for controlling the AppleTV, but IMO using the Remote app on an iPad or iPhone is far better for navigating a lot of content.
No, you shouldn't have to turn it off, just switch the source on your TV or AV receiver. Your ATV plugs into one HDMI port, your cable TV into another, you can switch just by selecting the relevant input.
The answer I want to give is - don't worry about it, don't waste your $99.>>A member from June 2003, with <,
I said I was NEW to Apple TV. Not mac's.
>>content from an internet connection and connects to your TV via HDMI input. Your cable connection <<
But my internet connection IS from my cable company. I have Comcast internet and cable TV. Are you saying I disconnect my cable from my TV and I get the connection for Apple TV the same way I connect to the internet on my MAC?? I'm still confused.
Unless you're playing uncompressed 1080p video sourced from somewhere, I doubt if you're using a full 1Gb of bandwidth; perhaps it's more likely it's the DLNA client, or the source hard drive that's the limiting factor?I'm new to Apple TV as well and I was wondering if all content is streamed via the network. How exactly is ATV different from let's say me running my own DLNA server? Also how well does it stream content since I'm running almost at the brink of my Gigabit connection with DLNA streaming. I was hoping to switch to ATVs from Mac minis but wasn't sure how well that would go.
Thanks, that's a good point. I have an old Mac while I schedule to boot up around the time I get home from work, and shut down late at night so it's no real fuss for me, but for others this could be a real inconvenience; and thus a DLNA server & client would be a better solution.whooleytoo
One thing you left out in your comparison of DLNA/Xbox to iTunes/AppleTV is that you need a PC or a G4(+) Mac running iTunes.
DLNA can be served with a NAS (Networked Attached Storage) Drive.