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Somehow my Transformer Prime supports more formats than what Apple TV is offering. I can play 1080p MKV videos with ease.
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Originally Posted by Ovlazek View Post

Smaller is a stretch. It's an inch less in length and 0.3" in height.
For formats- .mkv and .avi to start. I don't know about the power supply for the WDTV but it can't be all that much more than the AppleTV. It hardly does anything.
Edit: I see the AppleTV might play .avi?
What the heck is with the double posts when I edit?
What on earth was I looking at on their site then LOL? Can you link me to the thing you're talking about.
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Supported file formats for Apple TV and WDTV live
Apple TV
https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1532
WDTV Live
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=330#tab3
Here's what the Apple TV 2 supports:
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Video Formats

H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Audio Formats

HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through
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I was excited until I read the formats AppleTV supports and then what the WDTV supports. Then again, I don't need HD really. It's nice, but all my movies aren't in it.

I am looking forward to the iPad 3 though. I want a new tablet (my generic Android tablet sucks) and the iPad looks pretty awesome.thumb.gif

Off Topic: I can get an Original Xbox and hack it for XMBC for $30. Should I do that, or spend the extra money and get a WDTV?

Also, what's up with OCN?
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post #14 of 94
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I was excited until I read the formats AppleTV supports and then what the WDTV supports. Then again, I don't need HD really. It's nice, but all my movies aren't in it.
I am looking forward to the iPad 3 though. I want a new tablet (my generic Android tablet sucks) and the iPad looks pretty awesome.thumb.gif
Off Topic: I can get an Original Xbox and hack it for XMBC for $30. Should I do that, or spend the extra money and get a WDTV?

Just get the wdtv. My bro has one and it works great. Just have your library organized. Also you can usually find them on slickdeals for around 50-60 (refurb) 70-80 (new).

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=u1476358t3320530f9fp0dd0c0s701&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&Item=N82E16822136916&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na

Auto-notify and use that 20% off code.
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Quad core is irrelevant. I have been streaming everything I own to my HDTV for years with just about any device. PS3. HTPC.
If you want to talk cheap, the WDTV boxes are $100 and they can play way more formats than an AppleTV can.
Edit: Where do you read quad core anyways?

Agreed. The apple TV is junk unless you purchase overpriced apple content from iTunes, practically every other player has more features and support more formats. ie WD TV and roku.
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What does Apple TV really do. I need some help here. I keep my PS3 just to play Netflix and its not really ideal.
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Hmm? You'd mock a $99 quad-core set top box that lets you Stream everything you own to your HDTV?

My computer does all that and better. Why stream when you can just hook up an HDMI cable and get a computer which has far superior codec and software support.

However, I can see this being useful for mac hipsters who don't have a PC. Would fit nicely with all the other apple crap they no doubt have filled their living room with already.
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What does Apple TV really do. I need some help here. I keep my PS3 just to play Netflix and its not really ideal.

Streams media. That's it. I believe they're bringing games to it but you'll need another iDevice to control them. Don't quote me on that, but I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere.
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What does Apple TV really do. I need some help here. I keep my PS3 just to play Netflix and its not really ideal.
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Apple TV is a digital media receiver developed and sold by Apple Inc. It is a small form factor network appliance designed to play digital content originating from the iTunes Store, Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, MobileMe, MLB.tv, NBA League Pass, NHL GameCenter or any Mac OS X or Windows computer running iTunes onto an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television.

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What does Apple TV really do. I need some help here. I keep my PS3 just to play Netflix and its not really ideal.
Aside from renting content from Apple, it allows you to stream music, movies, photos, etc., from your computer to your Apple TV 2. It's also got Netflix support and such.

The A4 can't play more than 720p though -- a dual core or quad-core would fix that though.
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My computer does all that and better. Why stream when you can just hook up an HDMI cable and get a computer which has far superior codec and software support.
However, I can see this being useful for mac hipsters who don't have a PC. Would fit nicely with all the other apple crap they no doubt have filled their living room with already.
My computer and TV aren't near each other, and I'd say that's true of many.
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