This is a discussion on I want to order the Apple TV ~ Now! within the Apple TV forums, part of the iPad Help category; Originally Posted by col.bris Just ask. However I guess you can eat your fish if hungry Colin!! Not you too! You boys are bad....
Originally Posted by SweetPoisonMy bad. Must have mixed up the accounts. :POriginally Posted by richsadams
Last edited by DontUnderstandMyIpad; 03-31-2011 at 10:46 AM.
I got my HDMI cable at the Apple Store for around 30$ CAD when i got my Apple TV 2. This way, if something goes wrong, you'll be safe for compatibility...
Love the Netflix app on it and accessing the podcasts is simply great.
iPhone 4S 16Gigs 5.01
iPad 1 16 Gigs Wifi 5.01
Canada / Rogers
Which is better?
Apple TV 1 with the hard drive feature where one can store information on a hard drive for later viewing or Apple TV 2 that works without a hard drive? Also why do you prefer Apple TV 1 or Apple TV 2?
Sent from my iPad 32gb WIFI 3G 1st generation.
I think that comes down to personal choice and how you decide to integrate it with the rest of your home entertainment kit. Personally, I like all my media to be in one place, and have my various devices fetch it from there - so the ATV2 is best for me. (it even bothers me that my cable recordings are 'in' a different box!). Other people don't like having their PC (be it 'normal' or HTPC or media server) turned on all the time, so they liked being able to synch various bits of their library to their ATV1. I was never interested in the ATV1, but I ordered the ATV2 in the first week they were available. I'm not saying the ATV1 people were wrong - just different
It's worth pointing out the little curiosities with the ATV2 as well - like if you rent a movie from iTunes on your ATV2 (connection speed dependent) you can watch it immediately, without having to download the entire film first - BUT - you can only watch it on your ATV2. If you rent a movie on your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch - you have to wait for the whole film to download, but you can watch it on your device OR your TV via ATV2 and AirPlay. It's not a complaint, as I can kind of understand the logic behind it.. It's just curious for a 'system' which is so well integrated.
Although they are named the same; they're both very different things IMO.
Last edited by Prasius; 03-31-2011 at 06:29 PM.
Sorry, This was in reference to Marie saying she wanted to watch Netflix. To watch your own library or rent from Itunes, no, of course not. BTW, I read this week that Netflix is gearing up for International streaming, likely Europe first.Originally Posted by Prasius
In reply to the comments about "inexpensive at Best Buy" LOL--it was something like $20. They had all the expensive ones too of course but did have the $20 and $30 ones.
Last edited by Diane B; 03-31-2011 at 10:47 PM.
[quote=Diane B;166695]Monoprice...6ft 28AWG High Speed HDMI Cable w/Ferrite Cores...$3.28. Or if you want to go all out..."Premium" 6ft 24AWG CL2 High Speed HDMI Cable w/ Net Jacket...$7.16.Originally Posted by Prasius
Last edited by richsadams; 03-31-2011 at 11:12 PM.
Hey assuming all of you guys own a iPad, you can stream media to the 2nd gen Apple TV, using AirPlay.
Last edited by SweetPoison; 04-02-2011 at 11:05 AM.
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