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    Apple TV Part 1: Unboxed and Dissected

    Although the less exciting of Apple's major announcements this year, Apple TV is finally upon us. As the world waits for the iPhone, it's time to look at Apple's latest entry into the convergence market. While we work on our review we thought you all might like to see the innards of the Apple TV.
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    Wow, never realised how small that box is and how much they put into it

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    A beautiful piece, a beautiful piece indeed.
    Tell me, can we install Windows or Mac OS on it?

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    i wonder when it will be possible to install xp on it , it even has an 7300 go gfx so you could play some games on it too.If u play like wc3 or counter-strike then you could lan with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerotol View Post
    i wonder when it will be possible to install xp on it , it even has an 7300 go gfx so you could play some games on it too.If u play like wc3 or counter-strike then you could lan with it
    no optical drive and the usb port isn't used for anything except for service. so i can't see it happening anytime soon.

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    well it has an ide port for hdd, so maybe i can be hacked for a secondary device, or make some sort of build hdd to usb adapter, so by flicking on a swicth you can choose if the hdd can be accessed by the apptle tv unit or by an computer with an long usb cable between the ghetto solution in the apple tv unit and the comp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowfat View Post
    no optical drive and the usb port isn't used for anything except for service. so i can't see it happening anytime soon.
    Accessing is not a problem, just a little rewiring.

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    thats some pretty powerfull hardware packed inside that tiny box.
    lets see if there's some XSmember able to overclock that thing

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    that's a very interesting board, especially the tiny dothan! pretty cool, very low power.

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    It's pretty nifty that they're running 'normal' PC parts for something like this IMO.

    Most other companys would have proprietary hardware to the hilt that would take awhile to 'learn' and program for. In the end, it woulr probably be inferior anyway....

    Apple just used ultra-low power, inexpensive parts that they're very used to developing for

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    I would just love to mod/overclock one of these babies and 'talking/input' should be easily doable

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpha0ne View Post
    I would just love to mod/overclock one of these babies and 'talking/input' should be easily doable

    3 bananas for a great piece of hardware that I cant wait to get my paws/soldering iron on
    hahaha

    good luck with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpha0ne View Post
    I would just love to mod/overclock one of these babies and 'talking/input' should be easily doable

    3 bananas for a great piece of hardware that I cant wait to get my paws/soldering iron on
    Nice the goal to install windows xp and use dvd on it and usb mouse /keyb
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    I am sure the USB will be hacked to be used for more than service and all. Apple is probably just limiting it's capabilities. They have to know that it is going to be done. Just a matter of when is all.

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    can you use this baby as an HD-DVR or just for stuff from itunes or off a mac. because if not this thing would be a perfect candidate for a HTPC PVR box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cursivearmy1 View Post
    can you use this baby as an HD-DVR or just for stuff from itunes or off a mac. because if not this thing would be a perfect candidate for a HTPC PVR box.
    Thats what I was hoping for too, but I think the answer is no.


    But still if you think about it, its a very useful little piece of hardware.


    All movies/music/pictures streamed to your living room television flawlessly.


    Plus you can add XVid support for you BT lovers


    Might as well have put a TV tuner on the thing though eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cursivearmy1 View Post
    can you use this baby as an HD-DVR or just for stuff from itunes or off a mac. because if not this thing would be a perfect candidate for a HTPC PVR box.
    it has no video inputs

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    Quote Originally Posted by wa77ss View Post
    Might as well have put a TV tuner on the thing though eh?
    Apple TV Pro maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vapor View Post
    Apple TV Pro maybe?
    What is that? Is that already out?




    I want one if I can get any kind of Apple TV tuner....
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    No, probably not even in anything more than planning yet (if that)....just a possible name for it.

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    how to replace the hd

    http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/23/h...-your-apple-tv

    Other ppl have booted linux on it too , let the moddinggames begin

    Booting from usb has also been succesfull

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    A lot of hacks are made, since it came out
    This website has some info:

    http://www.appletvhacks.net

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