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I see it this way... Apple keeps things safe and locked down for your average consumer, anyone who wants more and actually knows what they're doing can jail break. And, if someone breaks their phone or has problems with it because of jail breaking they can't blame Apple (which happens with people who don't know what they're doing).
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(..) Hack Unlocks Apple (...)’s Potential
News.. Again.
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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.
they won't be able to have anything for the next version and they would lose their reputation for having great support and ever increasing functionality.
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post #14 of 28
apple has publicly stated that they have no problems with people hacking the apple TV. many of us have been partaking in this 'hobby' for years now.

this is very old news.
post #15 of 28
lame, I have had the 1st gen WDTV for 2-3 years hacked, not to be a fanboy but it does alot more then this,

picture of mine, sorry for the thread hijack
    
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post #16 of 28
1080p capable but locked to 720p? wow apple really screws over their customers and they dont even know it. i 100% support jailbreaking.
post #17 of 28
Wow... I just don't understand why Apple has to restrict this stuff.
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post #18 of 28
wait...this is that same $99 apple tv right?

and it can stream 1080p cuz of this jailbreak????

if so, im so going to the mall monday morning!!!
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post
I see it this way... Apple keeps things safe and locked down for your average consumer, anyone who wants more and actually knows what they're doing can jail break. And, if someone breaks their phone or has problems with it because of jail breaking they can't blame Apple (which happens with people who don't know what they're doing).
Honestly dude, don't go godwins law on yourself when you're trying to make a point
 
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post #20 of 28
ok. so for people who dont search around the net, i found some news/info on this.

BRRips (from ripping your OWN blu ray movies) can totally play at full 1080p. mkv and whatnot. however, other files like iso and such will NOT play at full 1080p. it will be downscaled to 720p.

can ONLY be done through a mac.

and will only be tethered once its done.

other than that, xbmc runs perfect and looks amazing.

cant wait to do this. going to install snow leopard on my pc now. haha.

cheapo set top media player ftw!!! bye htpc!
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