Debating getting a new AppleTV, talk me in or out of it
So I've been debating getting a new AppleTV... we currently have 2 of the previous model in our home. One in the living room and one in the bedroom.
I'd be replacing the living room one as it's a 50" 1080p plasma where the bedroom is a 42" 720p LCD.
No need to replace the bedroom. But is it really worth it? The price tag isn't that bad but is the picture quality really worth the upgrade?
What do you guys think? Talk me in or out of it. Go!
- 03-18-2012, 07:34 PM #2
- 03-18-2012, 07:39 PM #3
I have a second generation in my kitchen, and yesterday did the update for it that supposed to upgrade to the same software for the 3rd generation. I also purchased a third generation yesterday for the upstairs man cave. I hooked it up to the home theater AV receiver and also programmed it on my Logitech Harmony One remote.....AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
- 03-18-2012, 08:05 PM #4
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- 03-20-2012, 10:37 PM #7
I got one... figured out AirPlay & mirroring... Like that.
Got around to now watching some shows... Have M*A*S*H ripped from DVD in my iTunes library... I have to say - in their 640x480 they look better on my Samsung LCD TV via the new AppleTV than my original AppleTV (the 160GB version...)
And using the Remote app via the iPad... I believe I made a video playlist shuffle... I have to play with that more to make sure I'm not crazy.
If you have a TV capable of 1080p - having a device capable of outputting that isn't a bad thing.
Go for it
- 03-23-2012, 09:34 PM #8
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- 03-26-2012, 07:21 PM #11
I had an ATV 2... Wasn't going to upgrade. But the lag and sluggishness (especially processing full HD content) threw me over the edge. Got an ATV 3.... Honestly... MUCH better. Significantly faster. Interface definitely crisper - 1080 is noticeable to me. And 1080 movies are insanely beautiful!!! Crunches through HD content no problem. Lag and sluggishness gone.
SO worth the upgrade!!!
PS - (I have a fairly new Sony Bravia LCD... I've heard some older LCD's that only do 1080i can't use the 1080 from the ATV3... Luckily my tv does 1080p)
- 03-26-2012, 07:26 PM #12
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- 05-15-2012, 02:55 PM #15
Mine is going back. Hate it. We only have 3.5mbps up here, but I'd expect ATV to at least download overnight ready to watch the next day. Nope. Watching War Horse, got 1.5 hours in before it sticks at "ready to play in 57 minutes" and nev changes, despite Netflix working fine.
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- 05-25-2012, 07:12 PM #16
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- 06-24-2012, 04:09 PM #18iMore Intermediate
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I had the same thought as you regarding degradation with streaming, but I honestly couldn't distinguish between watching a Blu Ray title and watching a 1080p iTunes movie.
- 08-17-2012, 08:51 PM #20
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- 08-17-2012, 09:03 PM #22