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DaveyLC
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10th Oct 11 at 09:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm sure its been mentioned on here before but once you do the Jailbreak this is a brilliant bit kit for 100!

After the Jailbreak you can install XBMC which gives you access to loads of services such as CatchupTV, 4oD, iPlayer, YouTube etc. etc. etc.

I'm no Apple Fanboy but its amazing value and a bloody good device
John
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10th Oct 11 at 09:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

720p sucks.
Russ
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if you have a mac i'd recommend JB'ing and installing Plex, same sort of thing as XBMC.

Rumours there will be an A5 powered Apple tv soon, with 1080p playback
mwg
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10th Oct 11 at 09:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

TBH I don't really know what it is
John
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I would buy that for 99 if my TV didn't already do it.
DaveyLC
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quote:
Originally posted by John
720p sucks.


1080p with XBMC..

suck my fat balls you misserable chud-thumper
DaveyLC
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10th Oct 11 at 09:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Russ
if you have a mac i'd recommend JB'ing and installing Plex, same sort of thing as XBMC.

Rumours there will be an A5 powered Apple tv soon, with 1080p playback


Im toying with putting Plex on it too to have a play, it looks a bit slicker.
John
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10th Oct 11 at 09:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

That makes it really good for 100 quid then, I'd buy that if my TV didn't do it.

Might get an A5 powered one for the bedroom actually.
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10th Oct 11 at 09:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Wee brother has one, I'd buy one if I ever watched the telly.
DaveyLC
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10th Oct 11 at 09:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Dont worry Hammer there are XBMC plugins for many streaming Porn sites
A2H GO
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10th Oct 11 at 09:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Im hoping to buy one with the money I make from selling my 4S.

Seen a few brand new BIN for 80 on eBay.

Ill use it for Air Play mirroring my iPad/iPhone with iOS5...Angry birds on 46" screen.
Hammer
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10th Oct 11 at 09:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by DaveyLC
Dont worry Hammer there are XBMC plugins for many streaming Porn sites


*interest spiked*
Bart
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10th Oct 11 at 10:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by DaveyLC
quote:
Originally posted by John
720p sucks.


1080p with XBMC..

suck my fat balls you misserable chud-thumper


To be fair to John, it doesnt handle much 1080p content well.
Whilst it will play some, I think its quite limited.

Im also waiting for the A5 version before I purchase one.
A2H GO
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10th Oct 11 at 11:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I never bother with 1080p content anyway as:

1. It takes ages to download and then takes up too much room on the HDD

2. My ISP would probably have a problem with me streaming it

3. I can't tell the difference over 720p anway.
Gary
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10th Oct 11 at 11:10   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What version did you jailbreak from?

Still need mine doing but need a mac to do it

Davery got Mac?
DaveyLC
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10th Oct 11 at 11:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

4.3, latest version

No Mac here.
Gary
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quote:
Originally posted by DaveyLC
4.3, latest version

No Mac here.


Jailbreak software out for PC then?

What you used?
Gary
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10th Oct 11 at 11:37   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://www.iclarified.com/entries/index.php?caid=2&scid=6&seid=24

Nothing listed for 4.3 jailbreak from PC

How hard was it to install XBMC and set it up?
Bart
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10th Oct 11 at 11:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

why people use 3rd part websites for jailbreaking i'll never know.

Head over to the website where the Iphone Dev Team actually do the work and release themselves.

Looking at the tic tac toe post, it explains Redsn0w is what you'll need for jailbreaking your AppleTV2 running 4.3

If you've not used redsn0w before, you need to manually download the 4.3 IPSW (Search google) and make sure you download the version suitable for the AppleTV2.

HTH
Gary
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10th Oct 11 at 11:49   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Bart

If you've not used redsn0w before, you need to manually download the 4.3 IPSW (Search google) and make sure you download the version suitable for the AppleTV2.

HTH


Say whaaat?

Any decent tutorials for that
Gary
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10th Oct 11 at 11:51   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why do i need the 4.3 IPSW? Guessing redsn0w uses this in the the jailbreaking process?
A2H GO
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10th Oct 11 at 11:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

A tutorial on how to download a file?
A2H GO
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quote:
Originally posted by Gary
Why do i need the 4.3 IPSW? Guessing redsn0w uses this in the the jailbreaking process?


Yes, you select the firmare within Redsn0w as part of the JB process.
DanCobb
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10th Oct 11 at 11:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by mwg
TBH I don't really know what it is


This.

Think im a bit out of touch with technology these days
DaveyLC
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10th Oct 11 at 11:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Gary
Why do i need the 4.3 IPSW? Guessing redsn0w uses this in the the jailbreaking process?


I used Seas0npass.. It does it all for you and its an un-tethered jailbreak.

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