Question before purchase

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by solideliquid, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. solideliquid macrumors 6502


    Aug 8, 2008
    I've read about several concerns regarding problems during streaming video to the ATV. Is it possible to sync movies and TV shows to the ATV's HDD from a PC then just play the movies without streaming them?

    This would work like an ipod I guess.
  2. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2009
    Yes. It works just like an iPod in that manner.
  3. solideliquid thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 8, 2008
    Do you sync it over wireless or connect through USB?
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    All this and more on the support page about it!

    I've never heard of anyone's Apple TV being close enough to sync physically, but there's no sense in using USB when it has 802.11n and Ethernet.

    USB can't be nearly long enough in many cases.
  5. rogervzv macrumors member


    Aug 18, 2009
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I have two ATVs and I synch it over wireless. If you connect via network cable it will transfer movies to the ATV much faster (I am told) but I have never done it.

    The streaming over WiFi works really well too for those movies that you don't physically load onto the ATV HDD.
  6. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    You cannot sync via USB, only wireless or ethernet cable.
  7. Johncarter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2009
  8. cdavis11 macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2009
    It is, but it's just fine streaming via 801.11n in my setup.

    I am one of the people with a 40GB model and stream all content from a 24" Core Duo to the ATV via an airport extreme set to N only.

    I've got my G devices set up on a bridged G only network - an airport express cabled to the extreme and bridged handles this nicely.

    N streaming is silky smooth with almost zero lag, in my experience.

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