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Topic # 123200 28-Jun-2013 09:04
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Any stores still selling Apple TV 2? 
On PriceSpy it has Dick Smith selling them but they don't.

I know they occasionally come up on TradeMe etc but I was hoping for new.

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  Reply # 846562 28-Jun-2013 09:08
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Don't hold your breath; it was discontinued more than a year ago so it's unlikely that you'll find one (apart from private sales on eBay and the like).

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  Reply # 846563 28-Jun-2013 09:10
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I'd very much doubt it, the 2nd generation models are selling second hand on Trademe for more than the RRP - you wouldn't expect this if the 2nd gen was still for sale new

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  Reply # 846565 28-Jun-2013 09:11
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ATV2 is not sold retail anymore.

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  Reply # 846594 28-Jun-2013 10:04
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Did you want the 2nd gen so you could jailbreak it?

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  Reply # 846597 28-Jun-2013 10:10
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That's pretty much the only reason it still has value



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  Reply # 846616 28-Jun-2013 10:31
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I want to use XBMC on it to stream media from my Home Server

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  Reply # 846626 28-Jun-2013 10:39
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Yeah selling like hot cakes and well above RRP. Not even considering to sell mine :)

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  Reply # 846631 28-Jun-2013 10:45
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Whoa $320?!? That's insane. I might have to sell mine and get a couple of Raspberry Pi's instead :)

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  Reply # 846632 28-Jun-2013 10:47
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CB_24: I want to use XBMC on it to stream media from my Home Server


Have you heard of this?

I'm using it on my 3rd gen ATV. I bought it recently specifically for this. It's pretty awesome. And obviously doesn't need a jailbreak to work.



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  Reply # 846720 28-Jun-2013 12:53
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Thanks for that, looks like exactly what I'm after, now get to keep the Apple TV 3 I got and take advantage of the 1080p.

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  Reply # 846737 28-Jun-2013 13:43
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JayTaicho:
CB_24: I want to use XBMC on it to stream media from my Home Server


Have you heard of this?

I'm using it on my 3rd gen ATV. I bought it recently specifically for this. It's pretty awesome. And obviously doesn't need a jailbreak to work.


+1 - it is excellent and very fast, much faster than running PLEXbmc on my ATV2 jailbroken.

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  Reply # 846932 28-Jun-2013 21:50
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The ATV3 has a LOT of jitter via the optical output unfortunately, so if you plug it into a high end DAC (ESSabre etc) there have been big issues with loud 'cracks' and 'clicks'. I won't be selling my JB'd ATV2 anytime soon.



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  Reply # 846955 28-Jun-2013 22:27
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Thanks guys
Plex is running perfect on my WHS to the AppleTV

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  Reply # 848420 2-Jul-2013 21:34
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I'm lucky enough to have picked up one of these from a GZ member for about $100 a little while ago. Although if you're only interested in Plex, you can use Plexconnect to do a DNS interception and use the Trailers app as a Plex client on an ATV3, sans Jailbreak.




 


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