Trying Out Apple Tv
Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:15 AM
Lovely device, typically fkor Apple, well built, quality product.
Setup was easy, getting it to show photos, videos from my MacBook, YouTube and rented movies was all easy.
This is a great way top share stuff I have okn the computer with others in front of a big screen.
Only one disappointment, the range of movies on offer. As far as I have seen, all american stuff, no Australian or British content. I hope that will change soon.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:31 PM
Posted 19 September 2011 - 08:51 AM
I have been toying with the idea of installing Apple TV but have been a bit wary of its performance, considering our Internet connection can be dodgy. How do you find it?
The attraction for me is to run the many ancient video clips on YouTube.
Some of the classic I have discovered:
Your comments would be appreciated.
Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:16 AM
Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:48 AM
My speed test normally shows about 5.5Mbps down and 0.31Mbps up (which I wouldn't count as fast at all)
I don't rent movies as I stream everything from my NAS but I do stream a lot from YouTube and Vimeo on the ATV and with the speeds I have stated I have never had any problems. (for example me and the wife watched 'fail' videos on YouTube for a hilarious hour the other day without a dropped connection, slow down or any other badness) Hope that helps.
Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:39 AM
I'll stick to YouTube from now on
Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:52 AM
I have 2 apple tv's and no problems a all. I run it from a wireless G router (not N yet) with no problems whatsoever. Have over 400 movies in itunes and subscribe to various podcasts with no problem. Also run eye tv which auto transfers recordings to itunes so can watch on apple tv.
Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:25 PM
Without being able to check my speeds here, I tend to agree with Headman, from my memory, which I didn't want to rely on to heavily, anything below 5.0 Mbps I couldn't stream without the "slowdown or any other badness". Still it will be interesting to see your speed test results.....Mick....
Posted 19 September 2011 - 04:22 PM
Posted 19 September 2011 - 04:35 PM
I stand corrected, sorry for the miss information, my memory is pretty good....
Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:40 PM
"It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy" - Steve Jobs
Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:07 PM
I believe it does. It stores a buffer on the A4 chip while it continues to download.