The Apple TV2 is the coolest gadget I have bought in years!

Discussion in 'Apple TV' started by goblues38, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. goblues38

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    I am a Microsoft guy. Windows 7, Windows Home Server, xbox 360. These have all been key components in my whole house audio. But it is a pain to go turn on the xbox, or pc in order to que up music.

    I have had 1st gen, 3g, now iPhone 4 (as has my wife). When I plugged in the Atv2 into my stereo and network, everything just worked. Period. very little fussing around.

    So my setup is this.

    dual band g and n wireless router
    wired - Windows home server (590 gigs of music, 120 gigs of video)
    wired - Desktop Windows 7 (iTunes library 1)from server
    802.11 g - Laptop Windows 7 (iTunes library 2) from server
    802.11 n - Apple TV2

    with either my iPhones or Apple tv2 or either pv iTunes, i can send music and video anywhere i need to in my house. The folks with connection issues, i don't get it. My setup is by far a basic setup, and it was basically plug and play.

    As I said, I am not an "Apple" guy, but this device just works.

    This helps clear the way with the wife to get an iPad this summer when I break, er I mean our laptop starts acting up again.
     
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  2. acosmichippo

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    I just got one today too (my original Apple TV finally bit the dust. Because the new Appletv doesn't have any onboard storage, i will have to rely on airplay to play videos at my friends' places. I was skeptical with how well airplay would work - would HD video stream smoothly from my iPad? Woe my iPad be usable whilst streaming video? Etc.

    I just plugged it all in and it's works better than I could have imagined. Totally seamless so far.
     
  3. BlindSpoTT

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    yes greenpoin0n did JB the ATV2, but that was on the old FW 4.0 (a.k.a. iOS 4.1) but if your device has AppleTV 4.1 (iOS 4.2.1) then no, not at the current moment. Seas0npass will JB it, but it is only a tethered JB, and i think it is only for Mac right now.
     
  4. offroadhunter

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    Glad to hear you guys like it.. I've contemplated it for a while and positive feedback is encouraging to me!
     
  5. badabing

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    It's a nice $100 gadget. Limited but good anyway!
     
  6. richardya

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    My review is simple.
    If you currently do not have a way to watch Netflix streaming or content from your computer you will love it. If you don't have a way to rent shows/movies on your TV it will add even more functionality.

    If you already have those abilities it's just a nice interface and eliminates some wires and nothing more.
     
  7. imotionb18

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    I love my Apple tv. I've got everything networked through an Apple airport extreme. It's even better now that imam able to use airplay with airvideo. Perfect set up imo.
     
  8. goblues38

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    Now have an iPad2. The Apple tv gets better and better. I am 100% happy. Buying a second one for the tv upstairs.
     
  9. Steven Wang

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    air play is cool, too bad not every website is air play capable , like wsj
     
  10. richardya

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    Well, it looks like with IOS5 there will be complete mirroring via airplay.
     
  11. Hondamaker

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    Just bought a new ATV on ebay. Cant wait!
     
  12. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    It's really nice, Jack.
     
  13. acosmichippo

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    This screen mirroring stuff makes me really want an iPad again. I mean even more than I had before.
     
  14. Europa

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    Cool! You're gonna love it. AirPlay is awesome and it has worked flawlessly for me. Be sure to get the Air Video app (if you don't already have it).
     
  15. Hondamaker

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    I have the air video app. I love it. I use it in conjunction with my iPad to stream movies. From what I've read so far, the ATV will be sweet.
     
  16. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    ATV2+AirVideo=Nirvana.
     
  17. Europa

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    You're so easy to please.
     
  18. c613m

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    Plex + Apple TV is awesome.
     
  19. Hondamaker

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    Tried plex. It couldn't even detect my external hard drive. Fail.
    On the other hand, I just got my Apple TV today. Tried Netflix on it as well as air video. This thing is the shiznit!
     

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