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Old 12-17-12, 01:16 PM
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Apple TV jailbroken- Benefits?

im looking to get one of these streamers soon but saw that the apple tv is one of the best when its jailbroken.

anyone have one? if so, whats the benefits?
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Old 12-17-12, 02:19 PM
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Re: Apple TV jailbroken- Benefits?

Only the 2nd generation Apple TV can be jailbroken, and that was replaced by the 3rd generation one back in March. Used 2nd gen Apple TVs are selling for $200+.

This article gives some reasons for jailbreaking an Apple TV:
http://www.idownloadblog.com/2012/01...reak-apple-tv/


That said, the article is about a year old, and there may be more capable media players available for less than $200. the Vizio Co-Star has some interesting features for only $100:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/19/v...o-star-review/

On the other hand, if you don't feel like you're going to use the AppleTV for anything other than the officially-supported features, a 3rd gen one would be a good purchase.
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Old 12-17-12, 03:38 PM
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Re: Apple TV jailbroken- Benefits?

im looking to play my mkvs
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Old 12-17-12, 03:42 PM
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im looking to play my mkvs
With subtitles or not?
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Old 12-17-12, 06:51 PM
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Re: Apple TV jailbroken- Benefits?

Dont care about the subtitles
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Re: Apple TV jailbroken- Benefits?

mkv plays fine through xbmc
to me, the atv2 is worthless without a jailbreak.. and after its jailbroken, its the best media device option i can find
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Re: Apple TV jailbroken- Benefits?

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Only the 2nd generation Apple TV can be jailbroken, and that was replaced by the 3rd generation one back in March. Used 2nd gen Apple TVs are selling for $200+.
Supposedly the jailbreak for the 3rd generation Apple TV will be out by the end of the month.
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Old 12-17-12, 09:16 PM
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Supposedly the jailbreak for the 3rd generation Apple TV will be out by the end of the month.
I wouldn't bank on it:
http://www.cultofmac.com/203058/sant...mas-jailbreak/
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Re: Apple TV jailbroken- Benefits?

whats the apple tv 3 have over the 2?
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Old 12-18-12, 09:21 AM
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whats the apple tv 3 have over the 2?
1080p playback (2 maxes out at 720p) and better wifi:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5687/a...12-mini-review
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