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Topic # 98885 8-Mar-2012 09:09
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Damn, we only bought ours recently (second hand mind you)
Does anyone think the new interface will be available for 2nd generation apple tvs?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57390999-37/new-apple-tv-delivers-1080p-updated-interface/

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  Reply # 592146 8-Mar-2012 09:12
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ooh just saw this
Owners of the second-generation Apple TV will be able to access the new user interface with a free software update scheduled to become available today. 1080p video playback will remain exclusive to the new Apple TV.

http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?p=2065099


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  Reply # 592154 8-Mar-2012 09:25
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I will wait for a JB so I can continue to use xbmc.... tempted to have a play though!

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  Reply # 592218 8-Mar-2012 11:10
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So how will we find out if this new beasty with deal with 1080i video (the current one jailbroken does not - runs it at 4FPS).




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  Reply # 592222 8-Mar-2012 11:19
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esawers: Damn, we only bought ours recently (second hand mind you)
Does anyone think the new interface will be available for 2nd generation apple tvs?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57390999-37/new-apple-tv-delivers-1080p-updated-interface/


From the article:

"Existing, 2nd-gen Apple TV units will be receiving the new user interface via a software update available today. "

So I guess so... 

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  Reply # 592226 8-Mar-2012 11:25
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esawers: ooh just saw this
Owners of the second-generation Apple TV will be able to access the new user interface with a free software update scheduled to become available today. 1080p video playback will remain exclusive to the new Apple TV.

http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?p=2065099



Does this mean that, apart from the firmware upgrade, the only new feature of the new AppleTV is 1080p playback? If so then... WIN! Our TV only natively supports 720p anyway. It was bought in the days when 1080p HD TVs had a hefty premium, and there was much confusion over HD Ready vs Full HD.

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  Reply # 592229 8-Mar-2012 11:26
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esawers: Damn, we only bought ours recently (second hand mind you)
Does anyone think the new interface will be available for 2nd generation apple tvs?

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57390999-37/new-apple-tv-delivers-1080p-updated-interface/


I think I'll have to get the new apple tv -- it will be handy to have in the 2nd lounge.

 

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  Reply # 592232 8-Mar-2012 11:35
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Does anyone think the new interface, looks a bit off in the wrong direction? well considering improvements with icons in other areas.




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simple logic.


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  Reply # 592240 8-Mar-2012 11:52
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Once this is jailbroken I'll be having a piece of this!

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  Reply # 592293 8-Mar-2012 13:17
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IMO if this "Ability to re-download purchased movies through iCloud" means I can now buy movies on iTunes and download them from the cloud to watch them on demand that will be great. So annoyed with rental only. I think Apple might be getting somewhere with Apple TV!

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  Reply # 592297 8-Mar-2012 13:23
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scotteffone: IMO if this "Ability to re-download purchased movies through iCloud" means I can now buy movies on iTunes and download them from the cloud to watch them on demand that will be great. So annoyed with rental only. I think Apple might be getting somewhere with Apple TV!


Not sure if I fully understand your concerns, but you can currently purchase movies in iTunes on your Mac or PC, and stream these to the Apple TV. IOW, it is currently possible to watch movies other than rentals. 

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  Reply # 592298 8-Mar-2012 13:24
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IMO Apple TV (particularly with XBMC) has been a great product for some time.

When we have guests around without fail they want to know how they can stream photos and have music playing on the big screen/home theatre.

It's not a "magical" or "amazing" product but for what it costs and the extremely high WAF it can't be beaten IMO.

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  Reply # 592302 8-Mar-2012 13:27
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scotteffone: IMO if this "Ability to re-download purchased movies through iCloud" means I can now buy movies on iTunes and download them from the cloud to watch them on demand that will be great. So annoyed with rental only. I think Apple might be getting somewhere with Apple TV!


i purchased a few movies a couple of years ago on my ATV1 and was pissed to learn that after i did a factory reset (deleting the movies on the device) i had to pay full price again to redownload them.  thats when i stopped buying movies via itunes. 

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  Reply # 592303 8-Mar-2012 13:29
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dclegg:
scotteffone: IMO if this "Ability to re-download purchased movies through iCloud" means I can now buy movies on iTunes and download them from the cloud to watch them on demand that will be great. So annoyed with rental only. I think Apple might be getting somewhere with Apple TV!


Not sure if I fully understand your concerns, but you can currently purchase movies in iTunes on your Mac or PC, and stream these to the Apple TV. IOW, it is currently possible to watch movies other than rentals. 


It's the re-download bit I object to.  I'd prefer to buy the movie/tv episode and NOT download it - just stream directly off iCloud.

I tend to buy via iTunes, but want to play it on either my phone or Apple TV, currently I think it has to be downloaded as a physical file to do this.






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  Reply # 592316 8-Mar-2012 13:37
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dclegg:
scotteffone: IMO if this "Ability to re-download purchased movies through iCloud" means I can now buy movies on iTunes and download them from the cloud to watch them on demand that will be great. So annoyed with rental only. I think Apple might be getting somewhere with Apple TV!


Not sure if I fully understand your concerns, but you can currently purchase movies in iTunes on your Mac or PC, and stream these to the Apple TV. IOW, it is currently possible to watch movies other than rentals.?


What I mean is you have to have a computer on to access movies you bought (rather than rented via ATV) Now it appears you can just stream purchased movies (without iTunes having to be open). That would definately be a good thing.

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  Reply # 592319 8-Mar-2012 13:39
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davidcole:
dclegg:
scotteffone: IMO if this "Ability to re-download purchased movies through iCloud" means I can now buy movies on iTunes and download them from the cloud to watch them on demand that will be great. So annoyed with rental only. I think Apple might be getting somewhere with Apple TV!


Not sure if I fully understand your concerns, but you can currently purchase movies in iTunes on your Mac or PC, and stream these to the Apple TV. IOW, it is currently possible to watch movies other than rentals.?


It's the re-download bit I object to.? I'd prefer to buy the movie/tv episode and NOT download it - just stream directly off iCloud.

I tend to buy via iTunes, but want to play it on either my phone or Apple TV, currently I think it has to be downloaded as a physical file to do this.




Isn't this what it is saying though? My interpretation is that you can now stream purchased movies from iCloud.

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