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  #799921 15-Apr-2013 22:39
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We have an ATV2. We use it everyday. It's currently jail broken running XBMC with the PleXBMC skin for Plex.

I'll be reverting it back to stock soon, I just need to make sure I'm happy with my new Blu Ray player as a Plex client.

We run iTunes match, Photostream, YouTube and video podcasts.

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  #799994 16-Apr-2013 08:27
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I have an ATV2 jailbroken with xbmc. Great for watching any file format I like now. Also good for watching previews for upcoming movies.

 
 
 
 


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  #800015 16-Apr-2013 09:01
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I have a jailbroken ATV2 running XBMC. XBMC has since been transferred to raspberry pi and and the ATV2 is now sitting idle.

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  #800017 16-Apr-2013 09:07
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Apple TV2, not jailbroken. Used regularly for streaming hired movies, and extensive music collection. Also use AirPlay to view photos and videos from our iPhones.

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  #800019 16-Apr-2013 09:12
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ATV2
Jailbroken with XBMC.
Used daily for streaming content from my PC.

Would get an ATV3 when JB is available - though I cant say that its looking likely at this stage...




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  #800024 16-Apr-2013 09:15
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dukester: I have an ATV2 jailbroken with xbmc. Great for watching any file format I like now. Also good for watching previews for upcoming movies.


+1 on XBMC on JB ATV2

Blu Ray and DVD collection now live on external HDD connected to the router under the stairs. 

Has a really good WAF and the hardware is fairly toddler proof,  

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  #800030 16-Apr-2013 09:22
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ATV2 non-JB for Netflix a couple of video podcasts and airplay, used 2-3 days a week. If I could get the same or similar experience for Netflix with my MediaPortal box I would probably ditch the ATV but with the Netflix API not being public any longer, I cant see that happening.





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  #800032 16-Apr-2013 09:32
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geekiegeek: ATV2 non-JB for Netflix a couple of video podcasts and airplay, used 2-3 days a week. If I could get the same or similar experience for Netflix with my MediaPortal box I would probably ditch the ATV but with the Netflix API not being public any longer, I cant see that happening.



Yeah I'd do they same.  Even a 10' interface on the browser would be better than what they have.  TVNZ/tv3 are just as bad




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  #800035 16-Apr-2013 09:38
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I have 2 x Apple TV 3’s and use them daily. They are so good I moved my HTPC to the garage and just use Apple TV.

I use MetaX to tag all my media… with everything tagged it’s awesome. It just works and the wife can use it too.

Youtube works great too, much better that my "smart" TV.

Airplay is great too, very useful for photos.

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  #800062 16-Apr-2013 10:26
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I ran an ATV2 for a while, then jail broke it to run XBMC. It worked well, but after a while I converted to a MacMini for higher quality stereo reproduction. I do have the PLEX Home Theatre Beta installed so I can still use Airplay from my iOS devices.

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  #800087 16-Apr-2013 11:09
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I have an ATV3.

Use it weekly at least.

Airplay, watching iTunes movies (either my library or rentals).

Stream my music from Mac to my home theathre system when we have guests.

Love airplay mirroring on my iPhone and iPad.





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  #800102 16-Apr-2013 11:47
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If any of you are having Wi-Fi issues with your ATV3 then it'd be worth seeing whether you're on Apple's list of detective hardware. If so, you can apparently get it replaced for free.


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  #800424 16-Apr-2013 19:21
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Mark: I used to have them, but got fed up with having to put everything into iTunes for it to play any of it, so hacked it put on XBMC which was much more format friendly .. then got an ATV3 for 1080p but it's still not jailbroken so got an Xtreamer Ultra2 instead which is far more betterer :-)

If you have an all Apple house and don't mind iTunes then the ATV is great, and I've heard NetFlix is superb on it as well (so long as you do unblockus as well).

but for me too limiting.


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  #800438 16-Apr-2013 19:52
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Got the ATV3, had the original which I had jailbreaked but was too unreliable.. The 3 is great, being able to AirPlay from the iPad or iMac. It doesn't matter if a video is in the correct format, just AirPlay it...
Also watch a lot of podcasts on it, WSJ, and the occasional radio

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  #800443 16-Apr-2013 19:58
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I have an aTV2 and it gets used daily. In fact it's probably our most used gadget...I'm surprised it's lasted as long as it has!

It's jailbroken on the latest aTV iOS version. It's constantly logged into the US Store and we get US iTunes credit.

Also runs Netflix, and a number of other web services. Also use it for Airplay of music and video, and screen sharing of iPad and Mac's.

And the main feature I use it for is XBMC. It's accessing a library stored on my file server across the LAN.

It's certainly the most versatile and reliable piece of HTPC tech I've ever owned. I just wish the aTV3 was jailbreakable so I could get some 1080p action.

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