Thoughts on the new Apple TV

Discussion in 'IPTV and Internet Video Delivery' started by Chris Blount, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. flexoffset

    flexoffset Godfather

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    Got my AppleTV hooked up. Very easy setup.
    Using my iPhone as the remote control. I'm impressed with the picture quality (streaming netflix); better than I expected anyway. Finally getting around to watching "24."

    Is there any way to see the streaming bitrate on the tv screen?

    My only wish for the future is that somehow the audio could be pumped wirelessly from the AppleTV to my iPhone so I could mute the tv speakers and watch the tv at a respectable volume through my iPhone's headphones while my wife sleeps so as not to bother her.
     
  2. flexoffset

    flexoffset Godfather

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    For grins, I tried to set up the DirecTV remote to control the Apple TV for navigation (Up, down, left, right arrows that are arranged around the yellow button on the remote).

    You can set AppleTV to a 'learn the remote' mode.
    I flicked the little toggle on the DirecTV remote to AV1 and gave it my best shot.

    It turns out that the AppleTV interprets the up & down arrow on the DirecTV remote as the same signal. So for what it's worth...now you know.
     
  3. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I am finding that I'm using the Apple TV more than the ROKU box. The navigation is impressive and the PQ is darn good. All 5 seasons of Stargate Atlantis are available on Netflix in HD. I have started on season 1 and having a blast. Just wish it was 5.1 but still sounds pretty good. I really like how the Apple TV buffers everything (except from Netflix). Meaning that when I start a movie in iTunes, it buffers the entire movie just like the old Apple TV. Love that because if you lose connection, you can still finish the movie.
     
  4. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    My only issue with the new AppleTV is that it doesn't stream from non-iTunes sources. Pain in the ass when I have a WHS.
     

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