Brand New Apple TV 3 £77.99 @ photodirect eBay
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Brand New Apple TV 3 £77.99 @ photodirect eBay

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Found 21st Nov 2012
Ok, so this seller has had this cheaper, but bumped the price up. Still the cheapest I can find anywhere though.

Please keep in mind the RRP is £99, also please don't vote cold just to hate on Apple, pretty sure they don't care if it goes to minus degrees but I do!

Appreicate everyone who knows about these has an opinion either way, but try not to force yours onto other people and vote based on facts, not personal opinion.

Also if you can find it new cheaper please let me know as I'm in the market for one for a family member!

Cheers!
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Good price for a great little piece of kit
What's it do..
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whatyadoinsucka

What's it do..


apple.com/uk/…is/
Good price but well worth getting a 2nd gen if you can.
Without a Jailbreak it is just a waste of time.
the gooner

Good price but well worth getting a 2nd gen if you can.



Why?
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123Answer

Why?



2nd Gen can be 'jailbroken' allowing you to install apps which let you stream content from other providers (though the jailbreaking isn't illegal, the streaming 'often' is)
Edited by: "TheKingOfHearts" 21st Nov 2012
Why the 2nd gen? is that so u can root it? was going to get one for my xmas but told the wife to get the 3rd gen?
123Answer

Why?

ditto- what is the 2nd gen secret???
3rd Gen you cant root, rubbish anyway and Apple and dumping support so quick on the last one I wouldnt bother with it.
TheKingOfHearts

2nd Gen can be 'jailbroken' allowing you to install apps which let you … 2nd Gen can be 'jailbroken' allowing you to install apps which let you stream content from other providers (though the jailbreaking isn't illegal, the streaming is)



Nonsense. Streaming isn't illegal per se. It all depends on where you are getting your content from. Jailbreaking (only available on 2nd gen) allows the installation of clients such as XBMC and Plex, whereby you can stream media from your own computer (not available as a function normally) or add plugins such as iPlayer, ITV Player 4oD etc. ATV2 is truly a really useful device. The third gen is however pretty useless unless you have alot of iTunes content, and for Netflix. Hence the low price.
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gobblegobble

3rd Gen you cant root, rubbish anyway and Apple and dumping support so … 3rd Gen you cant root, rubbish anyway and Apple and dumping support so quick on the last one I wouldnt bother with it.



Show me where it says Apple are 'dumping support', considering you can still stream to this from a 3GS from 2009, and they still sell an iPhone 4 from 2010, I fail to believe they'll be 'dumping support' for a device which contains pretty much the guts of the 2012 revised iPad 2, which they also still sell, and was first sold less than 8 months ago?

Stop talking crap.
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xeroc

Nonsense. Streaming isn't illegal per se. It all depends on where you are … Nonsense. Streaming isn't illegal per se. It all depends on where you are getting your content from. Jailbreaking (only available on 2nd gen) allows the installation of clients such as XBMC and Plex, whereby you can stream media from your own computer (not available as a function normally) or add plugins such as iPlayer, ITV Player 4oD etc. ATV2 is truly a really useful device. The third gen is however pretty useless unless you have alot of iTunes content, and for Netflix. Hence the low price.



Obviously, but it can be argued the vast majority of people who seek ATV2's do so for the internet streaming aspect, not the LAN streaming aspect, and the vast majority of internet streaming from Avenues that aren't already offered as standard (Netflix, YouTube or anything through AirPlay) is illegal, such as the streaming of live football streams.
Apple TV 2 is the best thing I have ever purchased. Ever. Seriously. Ever.

One word XBMC.

Three words. 1channel and Icefilms.

More words. Sportsdevil.

Even more words.
I want an Apple TV 2!
I have an ATV2 which I have JB'd for LAN streaming - fantastic.

I also have an ATV3 in the other room which is still deffo worth having for Netflix, iTunes Match, AirPlay Mirroring and NBA TV (my personal fave).

Great bit of kit - especially if you have an iPhone/iPad - you can always jailbreak those and airplay mirror XBMC - works perfectly and great quality if you're into that sort of thing.
@going_digital

Don't you have an iPhone/iPad?
scottyqt

Apple TV 2 is the best thing I have ever purchased. Ever. Seriously. … Apple TV 2 is the best thing I have ever purchased. Ever. Seriously. Ever. One word XBMC.Three words. 1channel and Icefilms.More words. Sportsdevil.Even more words.



Live sports feeds?
So its not possible to jailbreak apple tv 3gen i take it?
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DSW

So its not possible to jailbreak apple tv 3gen i take it?



Correct, unfortunately. Maybe in the future, but not guaranteed.
is it worth getting it would u say. not a heavy icloud or itune user, havnt got Netflix, just like the idea of connecting my ipad and mirroring from the comfort of my bed lol
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DSW

is it worth getting it would u say. not a heavy icloud or itune user, … is it worth getting it would u say. not a heavy icloud or itune user, havnt got Netflix, just like the idea of connecting my ipad and mirroring from the comfort of my bed lol



I use mine often to mirror iPlayer, 4OD, ITV Player (doesn't work as well?), YouTube vids etc. If I'm honest Netflix on it is excellent and if you had that I'd say yes, but as for what you want it for, yes if you would ever use it for iPad screen on your TV, or watching anything through the above avenues, but no otherwise.

Tbh, I'd suggest going into an Apple Store if you've one local or even a Currys and trying it out, ask for a demo to get a real feel. That is unless you've £80 burning a hole in your pocket lol.
great price,tempted to pick one up to add to my already awesome Apple eco-system (iMac+iPhone+iPad)
Waste of time if u can't get XBMC on it like the AV2. Without jailbreaking u can only stream stuff via iTunes, XBMC allows normal folder shares etc and most importantly metadata for your folders.
scottyqt

Apple TV 2 is the best thing I have ever purchased. Ever. Seriously. … Apple TV 2 is the best thing I have ever purchased. Ever. Seriously. Ever. One word XBMC.Three words. 1channel and Icefilms.More words. Sportsdevil.Even more words.



same goes for wdtv and ps3
LOl what a load of rubbish posted, we've had an ATV for years, jailbreaking is not worth it compared to the iPhone, works fantastic, stream movies from our home library, stream pictures or movies from the iPhone or iPad, brilliant! You can go out for the day take a load of pictures and see them immediately when you get home either streamed from the iPhone or from Photo stream!
Fancied an ATV for the higher 1080 video but even the 720 on our 50" plasma is perfect!
TheKingOfHearts

whatyadoinsucka What's it do..http://www.apple.com/uk/appletv/what-is/



Thanks, still doesn't explain it to me
Are the films cheap, the box seems to be overpriced for what benefit you get out of it,
If I'm on an iPad iPhone will it transmit my screen onto the big screen. For example If i was to watch a film from imovi on my iPhone would Apple TV show it on my tv
Is it ready to go.. I've just read a few amazon reviews and a few people state you have to buy a hdmi lead..
Is this a joke?
whatyadoinsucka

Is it ready to go.. I've just read a few amazon reviews and a few people … Is it ready to go.. I've just read a few amazon reviews and a few people state you have to buy a hdmi lead..Is this a joke?



Go to a pound shop. Alternatively wait for one of the hundreds of hdmi deals that appear on HUKDs each and every day and stock up.
boomish69

LOl what a load of rubbish posted, we've had an ATV for years, … LOl what a load of rubbish posted, we've had an ATV for years, jailbreaking is not worth it compared to the iPhone, works fantastic, stream movies from our home library, stream pictures or movies from the iPhone or iPad, brilliant! You can go out for the day take a load of pictures and see them immediately when you get home either streamed from the iPhone or from Photo stream!Fancied an ATV for the higher 1080 video but even the 720 on our 50" plasma is perfect!



The only file container you can stream is MP4 (so all movies need to be converted), unlike a jail-broken ATV that can stream anything. All the other features are still available on a jailbroken one like mirroring/photo-stream etc.

Also having meta-data for your music/movies is a big plus.
scottyqt

Apple TV 2 is the best thing I have ever purchased. Ever. Seriously. … Apple TV 2 is the best thing I have ever purchased. Ever. Seriously. Ever. One word XBMC.Three words. 1channel and Icefilms.More words. Sportsdevil.Even more words.



On other word: buffering

I also find on at least 50% of occasions, links in the above mentioned are broken. It is hugely frustrating.

Although overall, I tend to agree. A jailbroken ATV2 is the single best addition I have ever made to my home cinema and audio kit.
I bought one of these last week, only thing to note that it is the USA version but comes supplied with a separate UK plug.
I have a ATV2 running XBMC in the bedroom - brilliant!
Edited by: "smallstools" 22nd Nov 2012
another atv2 user here, best toy ever. If people want a similar xbmc device the raspberry pi works well. Use atv2 downstairs and rasppi in bedroom.
Heard a bit about these but are the streams worth all the hassle? I often watch sports stream but the quality is usually not even good enough to look good enough on a 19" monitor never mind a TV, not to mention stopping and starting and going down altogether.

Is this better than a servio/360 set up?

ATV2 is good because you can jailbreak it and put XBMC on it. Although it is a bit limited (can't remember off the top of my head, but I think it added 1080p but took away something useful).

scottyqt

Apple TV 2 is the best thing I have ever purchased. Ever. Seriously. … Apple TV 2 is the best thing I have ever purchased. Ever. Seriously. Ever. One word XBMC.Three words. 1channel and Icefilms.More words. Sportsdevil.Even more words.

boomish69

LOl what a load of rubbish posted, we've had an ATV for years, … LOl what a load of rubbish posted, we've had an ATV for years, jailbreaking is not worth it compared to the iPhone, works fantastic, stream movies from our home library, stream pictures or movies from the iPhone or iPad, brilliant! You can go out for the day take a load of pictures and see them immediately when you get home either streamed from the iPhone or from Photo stream!Fancied an ATV for the higher 1080 video but even the 720 on our 50" plasma is perfect!



WDTV is probably the best device of it's type but still can't come anywhere near XBMC.

PS3 is an awful media player though - I am a fan of Sony but for some reason Sony devices lack support for many media codecs and can't even support downloaded HD media unless you re-encode every file specifically for the PS3. And one thing that annoys me is that Sony devices can't even handle partitions.

I have a PS3 (for Blurays and the occasional game), Xbox360 (for games) and a HP Microserver N40L running XBMC as my media player. Expensive, but best of all 3 worlds



There are only 2 uses for ATV:
1) Using it how Apple say you can use it and being tied in to Apple products and services - personally, I think this is a bad thing but for some people this might suit them fine.
2) Jailbreaking it and installing XBMC, playing what you want, how you want!
Edited by: "sdutton007" 22nd Nov 2012
It sounds from this thread ( and other HUKD posts on apple tv) that people only buy this to jail break and mod it !. Is it actually any good out of the box as a stand alone unit if you don't own a ipod or iphone or is it just a waste of money without other apple products to pair it to ? .
I ordered one last time and it came with a separate UK power lead as the product is imported, not for UK domestic market.
The instructions are spanish/english and it was a USA plug. Makes no difference to the product, just thought I'd mention it.
niceblokedave

It sounds from this thread ( and other HUKD posts on apple tv) that … It sounds from this thread ( and other HUKD posts on apple tv) that people only buy this to jail break and mod it !. Is it actually any good out of the box as a stand alone unit if you don't own a ipod or iphone or is it just a waste of money without other apple products to pair it to ? .


If you haven't bought into the whole Apple ecosystem I'd say no. Get yourself a Western Digital jobby or something that plays more formats.
For me I have iTunes, Macs, pads etc so it's a useful addon.
joedredd

If you haven't bought into the whole Apple ecosystem I'd say no. Get … If you haven't bought into the whole Apple ecosystem I'd say no. Get yourself a Western Digital jobby or something that plays more formats.For me I have iTunes, Macs, pads etc so it's a useful addon.



That counts me out then thanks for the info. I already have a media server & streamer, it has excellent picture and sound quality but the menu's are poor and it can be a bit temperamental at times. Still it plays everything i throw at it vob,mkv etc so i will look at a western digital as a replacement instead then .
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