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# 129193 6-Sep-2013 13:12
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I am looking on Trademe at Apple TV and noticed that people want $279 - $300 for Apple TV 2.

Why is this better than a brand new Apple TV 3?

I am a bit lost!

I recently got a WD TV Live and it works well, but my server is quite loud and in my bedroom, I would like to get a similar device and move the server from my room! 

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  # 890881 6-Sep-2013 13:13
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you can jailbreak the ATV2, but not the current ATV (which is actually the 3rd Gen, but Apple just call it "Apple TV")



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  # 890884 6-Sep-2013 13:14
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Ok, so does that really matter?

I can still use Apple TV with my Plex server can't I?

 
 
 
 


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  # 890885 6-Sep-2013 13:15
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Depending on what you do a Raspberry Pi + Raspbmc will do the job quite nicely, they're quick, can play 1080p and can run anything including Plex. Best low cost media centre in my books imo.

Just saw you're wanting Plex: http://rasplex.com/
For ordering the Pi, just order it from Here
Pick up a 8gb SD Card from somewhere, HDMI cable and you're set.




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  # 890893 6-Sep-2013 13:35
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Damn, time to sell my Gen 2.

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  # 890915 6-Sep-2013 13:47
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But yes without jailbreaking you can run Plex on an Apple TV3.

Instructions

Persoanlly the advantages of an apple tv over a raspberry pi, are that if you wanted, you can get netflix and hulu on it.   And use it for itunes movies.  A raspberry pi can't yet do netlifx or anything like that....but a raspberry pi is more tolerant of other video formats.  I've had 2 Pi's, given them both away.  Tried one as XBMC and the other as Plex  - they worked ok, but I found them a little slow.

I have a Roku and 2 Apple TVs now, and prefer the Apple TVs to be honest.





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  # 890948 6-Sep-2013 14:46
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davidcole: But yes without jailbreaking you can run Plex on an Apple TV3.

Instructions

Persoanlly the advantages of an apple tv over a raspberry pi, are that if you wanted, you can get netflix and hulu on it.   And use it for itunes movies.  A raspberry pi can't yet do netlifx or anything like that....but a raspberry pi is more tolerant of other video formats.  I've had 2 Pi's, given them both away.  Tried one as XBMC and the other as Plex  - they worked ok, but I found them a little slow.

I have a Roku and 2 Apple TVs now, and prefer the Apple TVs to be honest.



Thanks David, Usually an Apple device would attract a premium, which is why I am a bit confused, the Apple TV at $160 seems to be a good buy compared with WD TV etc.

I guess I can play movies from my Ipad etc as well with Apple TV.

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  # 890973 6-Sep-2013 15:13
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I would wait to see if there are any updates to the Apple TV this month.

 
 
 
 




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  # 890976 6-Sep-2013 15:29
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sdav: I would wait to see if there are any updates to the Apple TV this month.


Good advice, would we expect this 10th Sept with Iphone and Ipad ;)

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  # 894912 12-Sep-2013 19:56
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dickytim:
davidcole: But yes without jailbreaking you can run Plex on an Apple TV3.

Instructions

Persoanlly the advantages of an apple tv over a raspberry pi, are that if you wanted, you can get netflix and hulu on it.   And use it for itunes movies.  A raspberry pi can't yet do netlifx or anything like that....but a raspberry pi is more tolerant of other video formats.  I've had 2 Pi's, given them both away.  Tried one as XBMC and the other as Plex  - they worked ok, but I found them a little slow.

I have a Roku and 2 Apple TVs now, and prefer the Apple TVs to be honest.



Thanks David, Usually an Apple device would attract a premium, which is why I am a bit confused, the Apple TV at $160 seems to be a good buy compared with WD TV etc.

I guess I can play movies from my Ipad etc as well with Apple TV.

Better than that, you can project any screen from your ipad onto your TV using Airplay. For me that's a deal clincher.




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  # 894931 12-Sep-2013 20:29
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That is pretty cool, Candy Crush on a 32in TV!!!

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