New to ATV. Questions about hacking w/iPhone remote app

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by GraphicsGeek, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    Hey guys,
    I recently found a new ATV on ebay at a good price and couldnt resist. It should be waiting for me when I get home today, hopefully. Anyway, I currently use my Xbox360 connected to a 500GB external drive loaded with .avi movies. I was going to go through the tedious task of converting everything but I started thinking...I really want to use the iPhone remote app to control it which is actually my main reason for wanting to covert everything and get everything synced legitimately. So my questions are...

    1) If I hack the ATV just to accept an external HD and install Perian can I still use the remote app to control it?

    2) The answer to #1 is probably no so my next question is, if I hack it to install Perian only and get iTunes on my MacBook Pro to read the .avi movies, can I stream them to the ATV and still use the iPhone remote app?

    Thanks in advance for any help/advice.
  2. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    Yes, you can still use Remote App.
    It works great.

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