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[Wired] Open Source Hack Unlocks Apple TV’s Potential

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http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/...apple-tv-hack/

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Launched Friday morning, the XBMC app for Apple TV 2 — which requires jailbreaking — expands the set-top box’s multimedia playback to support almost every type of audio or video format, including 1080p HD content. By default, the Apple TV can only play a few formats compatible with iTunes, and only supports 720p video.
Nice for a media streamer.
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<3 xbmc.
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win
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good.
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I bet apple is raging.
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I love how it takes the general public to make Apple products better and then Apple complains about them doing better so they try and lock down their devices more, lol.
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Originally Posted by Lxcivic2k1 View Post
I love how it takes the general public to make Apple products better and then Apple complains about them doing better so they try and lock down their devices more, lol.
Yeah exactly, I don't understand why they just don't start selling them with the unlock which makes it perform better.. It would probably work out to be less for them anyway and obviously the could market it a lot easier! although just having the Apple on it will make people believe it's good, nice stigma to have.
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let the rage begin
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post #9 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by gamingowiz View Post
Yeah exactly, I don't understand why they just don't start selling them with the unlock which makes it perform better.. It would probably work out to be less for them anyway and obviously the could market it a lot easier! although just having the Apple on it will make people believe it's good, nice stigma to have.
Then they won't have anywhere to go when they release next year's product, which suddenly "just works" with all these new wonderful features.

Also that would be too easy.
Edited by dude120 - 1/23/11 at 12:00am
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What do Apple fanatics say about this? Do they side with Apple and say "back to lockdown!" or say "Apple is restrictive enough, let the jailbreaks ride!"

Also, that is really cool. Good specs.
     
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