PS3, Apple TV alternatives?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JasonBourne1, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. JasonBourne1 macrumors regular

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    Im using my PS3 as my main unit, which is fine. I just wish its interface was as good as Apple Tv's or XMBC's.
    Does anyone know any good alternatives for ATV and PS3?
     
  2. sportster macrumors 6502

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    My brother uses his Xbox for his, I've never messed with it. Been happy with my AppleTV setup (even with the extra hoops I have to jump through to play movies/videos)
     
  3. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000

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    There is not an alternative to ATV because it works with iTunes and others don't. I have both a PS3 and ATV2 and the combo works for me. If you don't care about iTunes/Apple stuff, I have heard good things about WD's media player.
     
  4. Jusnogood macrumors newbie

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    I was always quite frustrated using my xbox360 and Ps3 as I frequently hit files both wouldn't play...I even had a few instances of me watching a movie on my PS3 then going back to rewatch it a few weeks/months later and it wouldnt play! (fireware 'upgrade' I'd guess ?! )

    Atv2 with xbmc really hits the spot for me.

    Why are you interested in finding an alternative?
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    for 100 bucks, u can't go wrong with an ATV2, especially if you install XBMC and have a bunch of movies u can stream.
     
  6. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    There are programs around that let you stream iTunes to a PS3, though that doesn't help with the UI.
     
  7. JasonBourne1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im not looking to stream media but to save it on a HD, if possible. That cancels out the ATV2. PS3 is fine - 320gb is enough for that. Its just has a crap interface. I would like to have something like Coverflow on Itunes.
     
  8. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a ps3 and atv2's and I only use my ps3 for games it's too cumbersome for navigating my movie library.

    I use my dlna samsung before I would use my ps3 to watch video.
     
  9. ghostrider501 macrumors member

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    Whats XBMC? hear alot about it,
     

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