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  • PhoenixFlames 24 Apr 2011 18:00:33 9,230 posts
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    Bit scared about renting a HD film from this...will it be all juddery cause it's streamed?

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  • Deleted user 24 April 2011 18:01:10
    No, unless your connection is shit.
  • PhoenixFlames 24 Apr 2011 18:03:39 9,230 posts
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    CrispyXUK64 wrote:
    No, unless your connection is shit.

    Well it's not the best but the trailers play fine.

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  • Deleted user 24 April 2011 18:04:34
    Should be fine then. You get 24 hours or so to watch it I think.
  • PhoenixFlames 24 Apr 2011 18:05:19 9,230 posts
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    CrispyXUK64 wrote:
    Should be fine then. You get 24 hours or so to watch it I think.

    Hope it doesn't take that long ;)

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  • PhoenixFlames 28 Apr 2011 17:01:51 9,230 posts
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    My Apple TV keeps turning itself on. I've set it to sleep after 30 mins but it doesn't. Any ideas? It wants to live!!! :-)

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  • THFourteen 28 Apr 2011 17:05:24 34,471 posts
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    what can you do with apple tv that you cant do with streaming via PS3 ?
  • coastal 28 Apr 2011 17:15:41 5,390 posts
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    xbmc, myth tv to name two.

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  • PhoenixFlames 28 Apr 2011 19:55:37 9,230 posts
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    PhoenixFlames wrote:

    CrispyXUK64 wrote:
    Should be fine then. You get 24 hours or so to watch it I think.

    Hope it doesn't take that long ;)


    The film streamed fine if anyone is interested. Think I may have used my monthly data in one hit though. The internet has been running like a dog since :-(

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  • brokenkey 28 Apr 2011 19:59:34 7,155 posts
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    coastal wrote:
    xbmc, myth tv to name two.

    is there a way to jailbrake a 2nd gen without a Mac yet?

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  • PhoenixFlames 28 Apr 2011 21:04:34 9,230 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    what can you do with apple tv that you cant do with streaming via PS3 ?

    Keep your credit card details safe.

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  • CosmicFuzz 28 Apr 2011 23:33:09 25,628 posts
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    What does XBMC do exactly? The 360 and PS3 already stream avi files which is the majority of video content, what else is needed?

    /noob

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  • coastal 29 Apr 2011 00:22:42 5,390 posts
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    XBMC contains a media library so it can scrape covers, fan art and movie/tv info. Take a look at this for instance: alaska skin.

    So rather than dropping through a folder structure looking for a file called myRipped.TV.Series.S03E14.TGRinDaHouse.Rip.Divx.avi you can view by movie, genre, year, tv series, imdb rating. A lot neater.

    It's also pretty happy streaming video from net sources. TED talks and NASA tv are among my favourites but there's a heap more.

    I haven't used the 360 but the PS3 interface is pretty terrible in comparison to xbmc. I can take the file/folder view - that's ok but it's the long pauses as you scroll down that's infuriating. Snoozey.

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  • Deleted user 18 May 2011 11:11:37
    Thinking of getting an Apple TV to put XBMC on, as the Panasonic Viera I just bought only supports DLNA which is pretty poor in comparison.

    So can anyone confirm that with an Apple TV 2 I can install XBMC and stream all manner of DivX, XviD and MKV in SD and HD over the network using home network plugs? I realise that for 1080p I need one of those Crystal plugin card thingies.
  • Deleted user 18 May 2011 11:13:15
    yes.

    Crystal HD is for ATV1
  • Deleted user 18 May 2011 11:16:58
    Aah, so does ATV2 support 1080p out of the box?
  • Deleted user 18 May 2011 11:17:51
    No
  • Gambit1977 18 May 2011 11:18:06 10,384 posts
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    HairyArse wrote:
    Thinking of getting an Apple TV to put XBMC on, as the Panasonic Viera I just bought only supports DLNA which is pretty poor in comparison.

    So can anyone confirm that with an Apple TV 2 I can install XBMC and stream all manner of DivX, XviD and MKV in SD and HD over the network using home network plugs? I realise that for 1080p I need one of those Crystal plugin card thingies.
    I just sold a gen 1 apple tv for £55 with a crystal hd card installed :(

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  • Deleted user 18 May 2011 11:21:24
    How much?
  • Gambit1977 18 May 2011 11:25:24 10,384 posts
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    CrispyXUK64 wrote:
    How much?
    I'm looking for £80 of the English pounds.
    It has a new battery. And comes with the charger etc. All boxed. Wife prefers the 555 still! Can't win sometimes
  • Deleted user 18 May 2011 11:27:17
    Hmmm, won't have that sort of cash till the end of the month, I'm certainly interested though!
  • Gambit1977 18 May 2011 11:32:42 10,384 posts
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    CrispyXUK64 wrote:
    Hmmm, won't have that sort of cash till the end of the month, I'm certainly interested though!
    If I still have it then mate, it's yours :) there's only a guy on Av Forums I've spoken to, but doubt he will, so if not, you'll be next in line!
  • Deleted user 18 May 2011 14:36:54
    Heh. Went out at lunchtime and bought an Apple TV2, just jailbroke it using Greenpoison and XBMC is in the middle of installing.

    Amazing.
  • Dougs 18 May 2011 15:06:54 69,516 posts
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    How easy was the jailbreak process?
  • KayJay 18 May 2011 15:24:21 5,290 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    How easy was the jailbreak process?

    +1
    If I post you mine HA will you jailbreak it for me... ;)
  • coastal 18 May 2011 15:36:55 5,390 posts
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    It's dead easy. Take a look on youtube. If I remember right the greenpoision one even says - plug this in now.. now press this...

    HA, there's a fix for the apple updater prompt. Very useful as you're probably running on non-latest iOS.

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  • Deleted user 18 May 2011 16:25:00
    Tha Jailbreak and XBMC installation are a piece of piss.

    Oooosh.
  • Deleted user 18 May 2011 16:25:44
    coastal wrote:
    It's dead easy. Take a look on youtube. If I remember right the greenpoision one even says - plug this in now.. now press this...

    HA, there's a fix for the apple updater prompt. Very useful as you're probably running on non-latest iOS.

    Yeah I saw that option but didn't really know what it was for. What is it for? :p
  • mrpon 22 May 2011 13:42:47 29,568 posts
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    The unboxing for me is a special moment, the thought that goes into it is amazing. Little things like finger holes to slide out sections and finger grabs on the cellophane wrapping. Hell, even the power cable is wrapped perfectly neatly into a liquorice swirl!

    Anyway, only picked this up yesterday (60 from Amazon with vouchers) and had a brief playaround. You cannot fault the build quality of this device. It just feels a nice sturdy piece of engineering. Silent operation as well, which was a big draw for me.
    And the remote, well what a gorgeous piece of brushed steel. Worth mentioning the free Remote app on the store for the Touch/iPhone is great for navigation purposes plus keyboard entry as well.

    At the moment, this is simply a YouTube, Podcast, 720p trailer viewing device for me. Don't think I'll be renting any movies from them unless I can't find a particular movie elsewhere. I'll be looking to jailbreak it later on today as that Aeon Stark skin just looks sublime.

    Very pleased with it so far - if xbmc goes as well as others have mentioned I could look to pick a few more up.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

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