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Nahiyan

I think you pasted twice..
I think you pasted twice..

Help! I'm a worker trapped in a copy-pasting factory!
Help! I'm a worker trapped in a copy-pasting factory!

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Baer

As you said....
" there are simply better, cheaper options out there. "

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WiiKnee

I have transferred over 150 of my DVD's to MP4 format on my extremely low power E-450 PC server (24/7) and plugged them into iTunes. I was going to just throw all of them away, but, since I am in no hurry, burning to MP4's then tossing them is just brilliant. Easily streams over the very slick Apple TV, along with all of my photos (since 1999 and up), music, iTunes purchased HD movies/TV shows, PBS programming app (through my iPad), and so much more. Plus, I can program any remote I want to work the Apple TV. 1080P update is great for photos and decent for 1080p media. I also have a Roku - never use it...

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jhains

I've used the Apple TV (not mine, didn't buy one), and, just like all Apple products, it is a proprietary piece of crap compared to the vast number of less expensive alternatives.

I wanted to watch some video files in AVI and DIVX format, and even after putting them on a Macbook in Itunes in order to sync through the device (which was a nightmare in and of itself), we still couldn't watch them through the Apple TV because it only supports Apple codecs. How did we fix the problem? I brought over my WD TV Live box, which isn't much larger than the Apple TV device, put the videos on a USB stick, plugged it into the WD TV device, and were watching our non-Apple codec files immediately. Why? Because the WD TV Live supports just about every codec you can find, and it has a USB port. That's cutting edge stuff there...

Save your money, time and avoid frustration. Leave stylish looking Apple products on the store shelves, and join the world of inexpensive and practical functionality.

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ERSZ

I completely agree, I have not tried the usb stick but I did set up a tversity server worked like a dream! windows media server was a real pain though.It plays everything you throw at it including mkv with audio and subtitle support and ofcourse 1080p

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znod

I have 2 Apple TVs. Do I need a new one for 1080p, or does the recent Apple TV software update do the trick?

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kirkland81

You would need to purchase the new one to get 1080p. The Apple TV 2 doesn't support 1080p(without jailbraking).

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znod

Thanks much.

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znod

Thanks much.

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ERSZ

lol

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