Thinking of getting an apple tv

gab2012

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Hey guys !
Thinking of getting an apple TV
I plan on streaming ripped content from my pc or mac to the TV in my living room.
I also read that it can be jailbroken and install xbmc and ice films or other ad ons.

What do you guys like and hate about the device? is jail breaking worth it?(I don't care about the warranty)

Thanks!
 

GGJstudios

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After seeing the limitations of the ATV, I opted to use a Mac mini as my media server, connected via HDMI to my HDTV, using Plex to manage and deliver my movies and TV shows. It also serves as another desktop.
 

jaynone

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Ive got an apple tv and use it to stream stuff from a drive on my airport extreme. I don't want to have to leave my computer on to access content and I don't want a second computer either. I like to travel light. :D

I have the fire core software on my ATV and love it. Totally worth the money.
 

gab2012

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Just ordered it online :D

now the question is jailbreak it or not? anyone here have experience with jailbreaking the lastest version and info on the xbmc ad ons like icefilms, plex, nito, etc?
 

Brigrat

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I love my atv2... No jailbreak, I stream movies from my Mac all the time, works great, not limited in my opinion.
 

marc11

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I jail broke mine, especially now the 4.4.4 untethered is out you lose nothing. My main motivation was for the media player to let me play all my ripped DVDs off my external hdd connected to my aebs.

I have plex installed too mainly for the channels but having to keep my mbp on as the server and so many do not work on the atv version it almost isn't worth it.

We need a ton more AirPlay options from osx and Apple has to get off the bs control pot and allow Hulu plus to AirPlay.
 

arjen92

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I use my ps3 for media. But I recentle discovered boxee box. For you, I think that would have been the better choice.
 

gab2012

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I use my ps3 for media. But I recentle discovered boxee box. For you, I think that would have been the better choice.
The thing is that I'm in Puerto Rico and on a tight budget, I also had a $30 gift card in the AAFES online store which brought it down to $70 + free shipping. Plus I wanted some airplay action hahaha

I do however dig the remote with the keyboard! its amazing.
 

jvmxtra

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Any apple product, when there is JB available for your version, JB is no brainer. Dev do all the hard work and rest of us just need to follow very simple instruction. Immediate benefit do not have to get realized. Leaving the door is more important.(or wait for next JB).

I personally love apple tv2 and jb enables me to use hulu(which is enough for now)