- 02-19-2011, 08:49 PM #2
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- 03-07-2011, 01:46 PM #9
I have netflix on every possible device you can think of (ps3, xbox, wii, samsung tv w/netflix app, bluray player with app) but I must say I enjoy the atv's gui over all of them. The fact that I can use my phone as a controller makes it even better. It's a nice small sleek device to have. Not a must have, but definitely a "nice to have". lol
Considering picking up a second for the livingroom.
- 03-07-2011, 06:22 PM #10
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- 06-27-2011, 12:03 PM #15
I got an AT&T Microcell a couple weeks ago. The same day, I had to start rebooting my wifi before I could get Netflix via Sony Bravo TV to work. And I mean a complete reboot- shutting down all wifi-using items in the house, modem, router, and starting over, with the TV first. Since it was my first experience with Netflix, I thought it was "normal" to have to refresh Internet content virtually daily. So I eventually unplugged the Microcell, but continued to have Netflix/Sony Bravia issues. Thursday the Sony server wasn't available! That was it. I'd seen an Apple TV at a friend's, and knew it streamed Netflix, and read here that it worked quite well, so Friday on my way home I bought one. (I love cool gagety things anyway, so it was really just confirmation that yes, I truly needed an ATV)! That's all I cared about- getting my Netflix.
Well, I didn't have time to go to Monoprice for an HDMI cable, so I got the "cheap" $24 cable at BB. Got home, followed the set-up- nothing. Disconnected my BD HDMI and connected the ATV through that. Finally I got the screensaver. But I was still having problems. It wouldn't stay on, it was often unresponsive. I was so mad I was ready to return the whole thing Saturday.
Saturday I decided to make it work. I connected the BD with the "cheap" BB HDMI (works fine...) and moved the old HDMI to the ATV and TV. It graced me with a start up. I finally RTFM and learned what the blinking lights meant. I did a reset of the device. I _finally_ figured out that the ATV must be turned on to work- it isn't just on when it is plugged in! I know, good thing I'm not a rocket scientist...
But after I did the reset and figured out how to actually turn it on, it has worked absolutely flawlessly. I go to Netflix in the menu and there is my Netflix, with a beautiful interface, which I scroll through with the gem-like little ATV remote. There is no need to "refresh" or any other BS. It just _works!!!_
So I got brave and turned the Microcell back on. It still just worked. The next day, it still just worked. I am so happy.
- 07-06-2011, 09:25 AM #16iPhone Newbie
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If you jailbreak your ATV2 and install XBMC with the IceFilms addon you'll never go back to regular TV (except maybe for live sports) ever again. Its basically every Tv show or movies you would ever want to watch...streaming on demand...for free!
Its been a life-changer for me!
- 08-17-2011, 05:40 PM #17
Ok don't get me wrong here I like the apple tv but not nearly enough to get more than one for different rooms, especially when I can just leave an hdmi cable plugged into my tv and then just plug my macbook into it and stream movies from there and not to mention any source on the web. If I were you guys I would I wouldn't pay an extra $100 for an apple tv for every room..
- 08-17-2011, 06:28 PM #18
- 08-17-2011, 07:08 PM #19
I don't know what I would use it for since I use netflix on my PS3, Xbox,wii, and just hooked up a samsung blue ray player in my living room that came with my TV I have in the bed room since that is where all my gaming systems are at. Unless I am missing something?
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- 08-17-2011, 07:43 PM #20
I have 3 AppleTVs and a Mac Mini serving all of my ripped DVDs to the house... it takes about 20-30 minutes to rip a DVD and then I put the disc away and don't have to touch it - no worries of it being lost or scratched or broken. With grandkids, you can't overstate the simplicity of the setup.
The addition of streaming video from Apple, Netflix, Youtube, Vimeo, MLB.TV and NBA plus podcasts, streamed home videos from my Mac Mini or my MacBook Pro and streaming radio makes it pretty inclusive and a great system, FOR ME. Your mileage may vary.
Last edited by Fausty82; 08-17-2011 at 07:46 PM.