Some newbie ATV questions

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

  1. carrollf macrumors regular

    carrollf

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    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

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    you can rescue your data by hacking into it - patchstick.ca 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

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    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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