When Apple TV 3 hits, what are we going to do with all the old Apple TVs?
Serious question -- when Apple TV 3 hits for $99 and becomes a no-brainer upgrade, what are we all going to do with our Apple TV 2s? Usually I just hand down my iOS stuff to family, but since Apple TV 2 was so cheap, they've all got them already. So do all my friends.
Is the post-Apple TV 3 landscape going to be littered with the abandoned carcasses of Apple TV 2s?
First world problem, I know. But, problem.
- 03-06-2012, 10:13 PM #2
- 03-06-2012, 10:18 PM #3
- 03-06-2012, 11:31 PM #4
- 03-07-2012, 01:45 AM #5
I'm really struggling to be honest... I have no problems with my ATV2 and I use it all the time. There's no empirical reason for me to upgrade, especially if it's only for 1080p since lets be honest how much of a difference will that really make in my viewing experience on a 32" screen?
That said, I have essentially zero impulse control when it comes to new gadgets...so who knows what'll happen=/ I'm hoping the massive expense on the new iPad will be sufficient to convince me not to buy it. BUT if I were to buy it, I'd probably sell my ATV2 to a friend who wants a cheap Netflix solution, id be happy to get $50 and I'm sure they'd be happy to spend only $50 for it
- 03-07-2012, 02:38 AM #6
My atv2 is currently constantly being moved from my living room to my monitor in front of my treadmill and back again. I purposely held off buying a 2nd atv2 for this duty ready for atv3 so if the rumours are true my atv2 will be moving permanently to my gym.
- 03-07-2012, 03:42 AM #7
- 03-08-2012, 10:51 PM #8
- 03-08-2012, 11:20 PM #9
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- 03-09-2012, 12:55 AM #11
- 03-09-2012, 08:20 AM #12
There's no word on netflix. Airplay mirroring is still 720p even for the new iPad. Airplay video is 1080p but only if the app is enabled.
Also: A sustained 8-Mbit/s or faster Internet connection is recommended for viewing 1080p high-definition movies and TV shows.
- 03-09-2012, 05:07 PM #13
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- 03-09-2012, 09:59 PM #16
I'm keeping mine and getting more...
ATV2 is the sweet spot for streaming video. 720p and Dolby Digital are completely acceptable standards for watching HD movies from Netflix and Apple and I can do so without spending a fortune on my Internet connection. Streaming 1080p would require a much faster (and expensive) Internet service and I doubt I would notice the difference in definition.
- 03-13-2012, 06:18 AM #17
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- 03-26-2012, 07:49 PM #19