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Ultimate Geek

# 79610 19-Mar-2011 19:58
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I have Air Video (which has been updated to support Airplay in iOS 4.3)

I am figuring an Apple TV2 will give me cheap media center capabilities?

- I should be able to hook the ATV2 upto our TV+AV receiver + wired network
- I should then be able to access all itunes content (music libs etc.) and the photo folder I've shared for ATV2
- Then all the non iTunes videos I want to view I can just do via air video

Can anyone see any flaws?

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Uber Geek

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  # 449960 19-Mar-2011 22:14
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read the existing atv2 threads on here for the answers you seek.

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Master Geek


  # 449963 19-Mar-2011 22:21
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Apple tv 2 running XBMC = Amazing Home Media Player


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Ultimate Geek

  # 451027 23-Mar-2011 09:32
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+1 for ATV2 + XBMC. I just got one yesterday and got it all set up ( still not 100%) but was able to watch a x264 mkv 1080p bluray rip of iron man 2 with 5.1 streamed from my Mac.

I still am yet to get the box covers and tv series info al sorted but so far I'm lovin it

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Uber Geek

  # 451128 23-Mar-2011 14:01
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cheapest xbmc player I've ever bought. I'm happy with it

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