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    happiicamper's Avatar
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    Default Old Apple TV vs. New Apple TV

    I have the old one... should i get the new one?
    I use my Blu Ray player for Netflix...

    Side note: I do jailbreak my iPhone 4...

    Pro's/Con's?
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    The new generation of Apple TV is not at all better always. It has some drawbacks. For example.. in new Apple TV when connecting the USB port, it is only designated for support & service but issue will be for tweakers.. In old Apple TV , the USB port was worth full to users, when it is limited to maintenance and service needs only and also works good. Better you can maintain the old one.
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    I have the old apple tv and use my google tv for netflix. I see no reason for me to get the new one, my old one works fine.
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    It would be so great if the new AppleTV would get an AppStore like the iPhone and the Mac. Using news readers on the big screen would be great!
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    The NEw one is SO much better!
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    Does the old apple tv support airplay and AirTunes?
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    The new Apple TV is the future. However, that future isn't here yet. One day we all hope we'll be able to AirPlay everything from web video to games on the iOS Apple TV but right now that's all it is, a hope.

    Until Apple really amps up the features, unless you're a huge Netflix user and don't have another TV conduit, you're probably fine with the old Apple TV.
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    I think the Apple TV has its good side, but also its bad. Streaming only is 50/50. but renting only? I do like how it has HDMI, and not the component ports. We all know Apple has a hate for the current standards. (2008 they said Mini display will be the standard. It hasn't yet. )
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    Regardless I'm looking forward to Mrs Claus getting me one for Christmas!
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    Side note: I do jailbreak my iPhone 4...
    Pro's/Con's?
    Well, you can turn to these articles on jailbreak:
    Why You Have to Jailbreak the iPhone 4 (or iOS 4)
    Apple iPad Jailbreaking Hacks - Why Jailbreak?
    5 Reasons to Jailbreak Your iPhone - and 5 Reasons Not
    Then make your decision

    Now the AirPlay is an easy way to stream digital media from the iPad to an Apple TV. And the Apple TV can already access iTunes.
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    Just a quick question, does the old Apple TV have any hack that lets you do something similar to airplay?

    Also, to the OP, though this is an old question, yes please, do Jailbreak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mella View Post
    Well, you can turn to these articles on jailbreak:
    Why You Have to Jailbreak the iPhone 4 (or iOS 4)
    Apple iPad Jailbreaking Hacks - Why Jailbreak?
    5 Reasons to Jailbreak Your iPhone - and 5 Reasons Not
    Then make your decision

    Now the AirPlay is an easy way to stream digital media from the iPad to an Apple TV. And the Apple TV can already access iTunes.
    thank you very much for your suggest
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    Smile Buy the new one!

    It streams Netflix better than my Blu-ray (Sony) and is easy to use. Oh yea, I can use my iPhone to control it too!!!
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    how about a competitive upgrade from old apple tv to new apple tv:-)
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    It's hard to say, I wish apps would come to the new Apple TV. It just can't since it has no storage but if you already have Netflix, YouTube, etc. you should just save your money for something else.
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    I rewatched the Apple TV 2ed gen keynote and it seems Apple may have the right track, but when you compare the other services out there, many have apps and I think Apple should really start to open the Apple TV to have Apps and perhaps a web broswer. jobs may have said "People don't want a computer on their TV" and that may be sort of true, but its not the case for everyone. but would it be nice to have a device that can combine everything so you could check your e-mail while watching a TV show, orn post a twitter or facebook status.

    One thing I'm thinking could happen is lets say you have an iPhone and Apple TV. Your phone will be in sync with your TV and you get a phone call. Well an on screen graphic will appear showing you the photo, name, and number of the person who is calling.

    Just throwing it out there. Untill apple can enhance Apple TV I see more and more consumers buying TVs with wifi bulit in and apps fully supported or even the new Google TV. Those offer a lot more features for the price you pay. forcing people to stream and "rent" TV shows is not good. Having the option to do so is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by appbetalabs View Post
    It's hard to say, I wish apps would come to the new Apple TV. It just can't since it has no storage but if you already have Netflix, YouTube, etc. you should just save your money for something else.
    Not true. 8GB internal.
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    yeah and jobs said there is no storage. since you just "stream" stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul100 View Post
    The new generation of Apple TV is not at all better always. It has some drawbacks. For example.. in new Apple TV when connecting the USB port, it is only designated for support & service but issue will be for tweakers.. In old Apple TV , the USB port was worth full to users, when it is limited to maintenance and service needs only and also works good. Better you can maintain the old one.
    So you wanted to say that Old Apple Tv is far better than New TV??
    And are they not taking any actions against the problems coming in New Tv????

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