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Discussion in 'Bar' started by Machinated, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Machinated

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    anyone else got one?

    i've had one for probably about a month and love the thing. got handbrake working nicely, and metax seems pretty decent for tagging film's etc. could be a nice thread to discuss related things....

    also, using an ipad as a remote is ridiculously cool.

    will probably pick up the 1080p one when its out even though I dont even own anything in that higher resolution!
     
  2. ForgotenWarrior6

    ForgotenWarrior6 Revel in this, bitch.

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    Saw one at the mac store. Looked awesome.
     
  3. Jind

    Jind Grrrr!!! (I'm a bear)

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    I don't have an Apple TV, but I recently received a Roku XDS as a gift and it's a pretty cool device.
     
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    love the apple tv.

    super cheap for what it does!
     
  5. Machinated

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    yeah since they dropped the price it was a no brainer. so much better just streaming from your existing itunes network.

    wish i changed the settings on handbrake for some of the movies (get weird distortion sometimes on dark scenes) but generally getting the hang of it!
     
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    slashvanyoung Dopefish lives!

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    Don't the Roku boxes offer quite a bit more for about half the price?
     
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    yeah... but i guess it depends on your library.

    i own a ridiculous amount of itunes content that is sync'd from a drobo (multiple network drives) in my house and we just keep adding content everyday. plus my gf and i each own ipads and iphones and you can "airplay" (stream) your content to your tv. so i guess the obvious solution was apple tv (for me).

    but the alternatives are sweet as well (and probably a lot cheaper). :)


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    i forgot to mention that one cool thing about apple tv is: say, my family and i go out for the night/weekend. and i take a bunch of great photos and videos of our blasty-blast! instead of everyone crowding around my tiny iphone 4 screen i can just select the airplay function to play it wirelessly to my apple tv on my 60" LED tv... (oh, in HD). muuuuuuch better (imo). :p
     
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    yeah - i guess the convenience of keeping everything apple just makes it easier. got 7 iphones between my family, as well as macbooks, imacs, mac pro and an ipad. #jamesmurphywannabe
     

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