Apple TV 2 Question.

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  1. IllusionEntity

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    Hey Guys!

    I want to get an Apple TV but my TV is OLD. I can only use scart leads or the 3 connectors to plug into my TV. It has no HDMI.

    Is there an adapter or something avaliable?
     
  2. chris

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    I'm going to say no. I'm guessing your TV is an HDTV, correct?
     
  3. iphonewarrior

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    I think he means it's not got a HDMI port on his TV. Since the ATV is HDMI only he'll need an adaptor.
     
  4. IllusionEntity

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  5. Michael Baturin

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    Will that adapter take the sound with it?​
     
  6. iphonewarrior

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    Depends which adapter you get, some are HDMI type DVI adapters that only support video. You can get adapters that do both video and sound.
     
  7. Rugaby

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    How much for atv2?
     
  8. Europa

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    $99 and it's worth every penny if you have the Air Video app.
     
  9. Michael Baturin

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    I love my Apple TV2. I am going to buy another one when I buy my iMac - which should be soon...
     
  10. MuddyPaws

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  11. Europa

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    For a second TV?
     
  12. iphonewarrior

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    I wouldn't even buy another one, I'd just move the one I already own into another room,

    Considering the size of the ATV 2 they're pretty portable. All you need is power and HDMI cable.
     
  13. Michael Baturin

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    Yup for the bedroom TV. Just thought since I was gonna spend $1300 whats another $99 lol

    Im a sucker for convienience - I have my living room home theater setup so when i turn everything off - it actually sets the receiver to the input for the Apple TV. This makes Airplaying music out of my home theater system even when its "off" a breeze. Example: This past new years I had a big party at my place and had a bunch of friends stay over (no drinking and driving under my roof) - a bunch of them slept in the living room and when i woke up in the morning I airplayed a smooth Kenny G rendition of Auld Lang Syne to wake everyone up from my iPad 2 in the bedroom to the living room theater.
     
  14. Lon

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    Or you can use the optical audio out. I do to my stereo amp and then blast it through my Bose 901's.
     
  15. MuddyPaws

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    My ATV is all in my entertainment center and connected. I wouldn't want to have to pull the cords out and move it every time I wanted to use it. Besides, if I have it then the family can't use it.

    I want another one so I can hook it to my projector and have wireless KeyNote and PowerPoint presentations from my MacBookPro. That's a feature I am really waiting for.
     
  16. Mommy

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    Can I do this? I was told to just buy the atv1, and forget about the atv2? I really want the Apple tv 2! Best buy said I can't connect it, my tv is from 1998 hitachi, full surround sound with just the 3 cables in the front (yellow, red, & white). please help! Best buy has them on sale till saturday and I want one! Thank you!


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  17. RoofMonkey

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    It 'should' work. Other than the pain in the butt if it doesn't work to your expectations is the return process.
    While your at best buy getting the atv, checkout a new TV ;)
     
  18. Mommy

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    lol thanks roofmonkey! No I wouldn't trade this tv for anything! 63 inch inside of a whole wall unit, I love it. Plus it's projection, I like the way it looks compared to a lot of the LCD ones lol.
     
  19. MuddyPaws

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    Should work but i'm not sure on your tv if you can change the aspect ratio. I had to change the projector I was using so it looked right.
     

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