Some newbie ATV questions

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by carrollf, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. carrollf macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2007
    1) Security: is it possible for anyone to hack into my ATV as it is on my network but not protected by any firewall?

    2) What are the best video settings for HD on a 1080p TV? RGB High? I thought I saw AUTO as an option the first time I was in the menu but its not there now

    3) Does anyone use their ATV as a backup for Music and other content purchased on the Store? If I for some reason lost my music on my iMac, could I retrieve it from the ATV?

    4) Can the ATV be used as an external hard-drive?
  2. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    you can rescue your data by hacking into it - offers a "Rescuestick" that does the job
    You mean, you want to store any kind of data on it - yes and no- you can hack your ATV and then you can theoretically store data on the drive by using smb connection, or via sftp
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    1. And do WHAT?
    4. Only if you hack it, but then why not just buy an external hard drive for half the price?

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