US Apple TV being used in the UK.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by baglady, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. baglady macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    Please speak slowly for the technically inept:p

    Little brother is going to the US and I would love him to get me an Apple tv and a few gift cards.

    My idea of technical skills is being able to use my disk utility programme and so I want to know if using a US box is beyond my limited means! I have read the previous threads so i know I need to set up a US itunes account. Is that all I need to do?
  2. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2006
    New Zealand
    The hardware is the same. The power supply is multivoltage although you'll need a new power cable but otherwise the video output is fully compatible and you might as well run it at the default 720p/60Hz mode as the artefacts of shifting 50Hz material up to 60Hz are less offensive than trying to run say 24fps rentals at 50Hz which looks very juddery.

    Also, don't sign up to the US store, use the UK one. If all you want is to get on the US store there is no need to buy an ATV in the US but you do need a US mailing address and credit card.
  3. baglady thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    Thank you!

    The reason for buying the box in the US is because it is cheaper, nothing else. Am not worried about getting US content as everything I need is in the UK store.

    So it looks like I am good to go!

    Now, I wonder if he can get my new imac in his hand luggage?
  4. stuarthatto macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2008
    I have one here in the UK working just fine - you just need a UK 2-pin kettle lead.

    Enjoy it!
  5. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2008
    I'd recommend getting a US iTunes card - you can fund a US account with it and films come out sooner and are cheaper than the UK.

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