How could I set my Apple TV to be used as a back up device. For example I put some TV shows on it and when I deleted them from my computer they were removed from the Apple TV. Does anyone know a way I can do this easily?
You can only put media files on it from within iTunes, and then they get cryptic names such as "ST1X.MP4" for which you'd have no idea what it is unless you opened it up in QuickTime Player. You could not put, say, a disk image file on it or other non-media file. You cannot mount it as a remote hard drive unless you turn on ssh and activate AFP. These steps require removal of the drive, attaching it to a mac, then addition of the files to support ssh and AFP, then reassembly of the ATV. It also would only work with version 1.0 of the ATV software; Apple disabled ssh and AFP with the update.Can't you manually control what goes on and off the AppleTV? Just like an iPod..?