Why are apple gen 2 ATVs more then gen 3 on ebay?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by yano729, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. yano729 macrumors member

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    Am I missing something here. I am thinking of selling my second generation apple tv before the new one comes out, so I look on ebay to see what they are going for and they are almost double what the generation threes are going for? Whats up with that, can you only jailbreak the gen 2?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Because they are jailbreakable. The Apple TV 3 is not and may never be jailbroken.
     
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  4. meeks macrumors regular

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    Why won't they ever be jailbroken?
     
  5. Intell, Feb 11, 2014
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    They lack an exploit vector. If the Apple TV 2 was not vulnerable to the limera1n exploit, it would have never been jailbroken either.
     
  6. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    I wish a jailbreak came out for the third gen. Movie box on my ipad works but it would be much more convenient to have it already on tv.
     
  7. monty77 macrumors 6502a

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    ..I've just started using Plex server with Plexconnect hack on the ATV3 - works great and way more stable than iTunes/home sharing in my experience.
     
  8. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Exactly, many of those who pay twice the price want to jailbreak and run Plex. They do not seem to realize you can run Plex without jailbreaking on the APTV3
     
  9. slu macrumors 68000

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    I think I have 2 2nd Gens in my house. I guess I should sell them and buy 3rd gens since I don't jailbreak them.
     
  10. monty77 macrumors 6502a

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    Immediately!! I did a while ago :)
     
  11. ClemsonDV macrumors member

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    Lol, I didn't see this post as I just started a new thread on this exact topic.

    I have a ATV2 and only use Plex. I have issues with subtitles at the moment, but does ATV3 and PLexConnect offer the same ease of use that Plex does on the ATV3?

    The prices for ATV2 (used) are crazy.
     
  12. monty77 macrumors 6502a

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    Never used Plex on the ATV2 so couldn't say really, nor have I used subtitles with PlexConnect.

    This thread seems to suggest they work with a little setup:
    https://forums.plex.tv/index.php/topic/70042-no-subtitles/

    My biggest beef with the whole thing is lack of DTS pass through but that's AppleTV's fault not Plex.
     

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