apple tv 2 question

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lazo696 Offline
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does the apple tv 2 stream from the internet hd movies without lagging
or buffering
or does this all do with adding a hd video card to the apple tv's
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The ATV2 plays HD films just fine. Whether they will stream from the Internet depends on the speed of your Internet connection.

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lazo696 Offline
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hi so the apple tv 2 for HD does not require me installing a Broadcom Crystal HD card.
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No (not even possible) but the content has to be in h.264 encoded to get the hardware decoder happy. Else only SD resolutions are able to be decoded.

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Apple TV 1 (wiki) (silver) needs the Broadcom Crystal HD (wiki) card, but can do more codecs when compared to the ATV2.

Apple TV 2 (wiki) (black) does not require any hardware modification, but can only do h.264 (this is mostly all you need)

I need a little compare page that I need to update that gives the basic idea, but remember that the ATV1 and ATV2 are two very different beasts that share the same name:

ATV comparison guide (wiki)

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You can make easy links to the Kodi Wiki Manual using double brackets around common Kodi words: [[debug log]] = debug log (wiki), [[Video library]] = Video library (wiki), [[SMB]] = SMB (wiki) , [[userdata]] = userdata (wiki), etc
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