Take 2 screensaver

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Cuckoo, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Cuckoo macrumors 6502

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    Well, i just can't get quite excited about the take two... i only like the airtunes feature...

    but that's not my point. my question is... is the screensaver different in take 2 from the standard 1.0 and 1.1. versions?
     
  2. jlanuez macrumors 6502

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    I miss the simple floating :apple: as a screensaver.
    Why would they take that away???
     
  3. Marvin1379 macrumors 6502

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    I liked the floating apple too. I'd like to see the cover art screen saver be interactive...as you see an album cover float by, you can navigate to it and the aTV brings you to that album. How many times have u seen a cover and said "I haven't listened to that in years!! oh great, now i have to click, click, click to find it..."

    Also the large, foreground covers are too large and cover the others. when the screen twirls, it sound land in a different spot amongst the covers. we've seen *incredible* things from Core animation in demos and such...why not here? for example in the RSS Screensaver on the mac, it has great dynamic background effects...it looks so cool! So basically we would be floating in a sea of covers and it wold randomly put you in a spot when it twirls!

    ...in addition to other screen savers too...like RSS, the mosaic...c'mon, aTV is just a Mac inside!
     
  4. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I think the addition of an RSS screensaver would be great for the Apple TV. Set it to CNN headline news, or local weather, and your device just became that much more useful.
     
  5. omegaphil6 macrumors 6502

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    How come after all these years we havent seen the itunes city screensaver in the OS or AppleTV?
     
  6. Marvin1379 macrumors 6502

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    Great question and my point exactly!!
     
  7. Sol macrumors 68000

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    It is probably because the Apple TV and lower-end Macs do not have the grunt to do it smoothly. I would love to be proven wrong by a software update.
     
  8. tronic72 macrumors regular

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    I second that! Would be great to catch up on news while watching a screen saver.

    My2c
     
  9. Marvin1379 macrumors 6502

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    What is the RAM, processor speed etc on the Apple TV? Same as mac mini? And that the lower-end macs do not have these screensavers on them?
     
  10. Sol macrumors 68000

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    It is a last-gen low-end Intel processor with a single core. Not sure what the RAM is but I guess 512 MB or lower. The software is based on OS X and it is optimised to run well on such a low-end system.
     
  11. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    Even lower, 256MB.

    Processor Intel[1] 1.0 GHz "Crofton" Processor
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 (64 MB VRAM)
    Memory 256 MiB of 400 MHz DDR2 SDRAM

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_tv
     
  12. Marvin1379 macrumors 6502

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    Is the RAM upgradable?
     
  13. Sol macrumors 68000

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    My guess is that it is soldered on the motherboard like the RAM in the MacBook Air so no. In any case, it would not make any difference in performance because unlike a normal Mac you are only running one application on the Apple TV and that's the interface.
     
  14. usarcher macrumors newbie

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    I would like to see the iTunes visualizer. It should have plenty of power to pump that out if my Ti Powerbook G4 500 can handle it.
     
  15. Sol macrumors 68000

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    I second that. Better yet, bring the visualiser to the iPods.
     
  16. usarcher macrumors newbie

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    Nice thought, can you imagine it on the touch/iphone:cool:
     

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