Should I buy an Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Gix1k, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    I can get a Gen 2 for $75 and I am considering it. Is there a monthly cost involved with this or do I simply stream stuff from my iPad to TV? I'm not really sure what it is...I was in line getting my iPad 2 and some guy behind me was telling me it was a must have, hence...
     
  2. patp Guest

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    Seeing that the newest version is only $99 new. I would just spend the extra $25 and get the latest version. you'll get the iOS plus a smaller package. Plus you'll peace of mind knowing you have a new item with full warranty.

    No monthly fee. You only pay for whatever content you rent/download.

    Netflix, YouTube plus all of the video podcasts are free.

    I've been really enjoying it and at some point may look into ditching cable tv.





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  3. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Wait...I thought the Gen 2 was the newest model? Am I wrong?
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Nope, he doesn't know what he's talking about. If you can get a Gen 2, the black harddrive-less model then I'd go for it. How much warranty is left on the thing?


    What in the world are you talking about? The latest gen is $99 plus tax and shipping where applicable.
    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_ipod/family/apple_tv?mco=MTM3NTM1Nzk
     
  5. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a

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    gen 2 is the newest. I dont know what hes talking about
     
  6. joudbren macrumors regular

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    Great price if there is nothing wrong with it and it should still have some warranty left. No fixed monthly cost other than the price of a Netflix account if you want that and new movie rentals from iTunes are charged by the movie to your iTunes account. Cheers!

    James
     
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  8. chrisperro macrumors 6502

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    question..If im streaming a movie with atv2 to my tv from itunes will this count as data bandwidth from my internet provider?
    I only have 25gb per month.
    Thank you
     
  9. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    No it won't use the Internet connection if u stream a movie from your iTunes lib.
     
  10. chrisperro macrumors 6502

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    ok thanks ,thinking of getting one soon.
    Can you stream VLC too?
     
  11. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    You would have to jailbreak.
     
  12. chrisperro macrumors 6502

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    thanks
     
  13. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks, all...!!

    Why would you want to Jailbreak it...what does it give you?
     
  14. JBG87 macrumors member

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    i just got one for 75$ from macmall ebay daily deal :D (its 80 shipped minus CA but i had 5 in my paypal)
     
  15. cmoore49 macrumors regular

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    If you jailbreak you can get many other options that are available.
    Plex, XBMC, plugins for Hulu and many other tv options.
    Go to Firecore.com and check out some of the options they have. They do charge a one time fee but I think it is worth it.
     
  16. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I managed to get it for $70, but I have to drive across town to get it. This is a Craigslist deal which means I could be buying a dead unit...anyway to tell?
     

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