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News Get hack-tastic with Apple TV

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 26 Mar 2007.

  1. WilHarris

    WilHarris Just another nobody Moderator

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    Nice! It always makes me fell happy when someone ruin's Apple's plans..
     
  3. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Looks good... Right,[/sarcasm] I hate white hardware.
     
  4. Djpuk

    Djpuk What's a Dremel?

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    Happy with my Kiss player thanks but good to see the hacks. Apple will be overjoyed that it has been hacked, there will be far more units sold on that news I would imagine.
     
  5. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    Absolutely! If i could playback anything and everything on that hardware with that interface, i'd get one.
     
  6. riggs

    riggs ^_^

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    Woot! They've managed to turn a restricted, overpriced heap of crap into an unrestricted, overpriced heap of crap. Well done!

    You may as well save some cash and just buy an old Xbox + Modchip + remote and install XBMC; no media restrictions, no DRM, and it's a damn sight cheaper.
    Granted, an Xbox isn't very nice to look at, but then I'm not a fan of Apples' 'white' designs.
     
  7. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan What's a Dremel?

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    It wil be extremly funny if they make a MCE extender for it :D hahahahahaha
     
  8. KMS-oul

    KMS-oul You think you know me.

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    Yeah man thats what I have just done. Only 40 pound from Game pre owned. As for looks... mod it, put it in a alu project box from mappy. :naughty:
     
  9. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    You wanna show me an xbox with HDMI. Sure, it's not that big of a deal but it's something extra. Also, no matter what box you put an xbox in, it won't be as small and cute as the AppleTV.

    I'm not a fanboy - i've never owned anything Apple. However, having seen the hardware and the interface, knowing that it can be modded to play 'anything', and comparing it to generic equivalents, the AppleTV is the best non-xbox option.
     
  10. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Glad the hacking didn't take very long.... I've got a vague interest in getting one eventually, but not with the initial limitations in place. Maybe if I ever get a proper TV, or if I can't find a modchip for my new xbox (gasp!) to run XBMC on it.
     
  11. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Xbox 360 does MCE extension as well, alongside allowing you to download HD videos through the Xbox live store- something which AppleTV doesn't offer.

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  12. Starbuck3733T

    Starbuck3733T Look out sugar, here it comes

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    The 360 media center extender cant' play DIVX, x264, sorenson, or a LOT of formats without transcoding which is FAR from being transparent to the user. trust me, I own one of the f'ing things. Even if you do transcode, you loose a crapton of quality and your ability to FF/rewind properly. TRanscode360 works, but it's kinda meh.

    I'm thinking about buying one of these if I can figure out how to make it play videos and whatnot WITHOUT having to touch the steaming pile of **** which is iTunes.
     
  13. Gman22

    Gman22 What's a Dremel?

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    Why yes, I would love to. Please refer to this picture

    Gman22

    Edit: Hey, I'm a 69 dude now!
     
  14. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan What's a Dremel?

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    is that a x360 with hdmi? where can you buy these?
     
  15. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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