APPLE TV 1 VS 2ND GEN?

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rumaan Offline
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On the Apple tv 1 do the addons on xbmc run slower than the apple tv 2?

or are both of them the same speed wise??

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Ned Scott Offline
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Apple TV 1 (wiki) with a Broadcom Crystal HD (wiki) card will run faster for everything than the Apple TV 2 (wiki). Apple TV 1 is basically a small computer, while the Apple TV 2 is based on iPhone hardware. So if you can find a used ATV1 and aren't afraid of doing the Broadcom mod, I'd do that (I use one as my main HTPC right now). I still love the ATV2, but ATV1+BCHD is a great set-up for the same price.

Various other pros and cons. Search the forums for a bunch of threads on it. Big thing is if you want Netflix, ATV1 can't do Netflix.

Full disclosure: I work for WeTek. However, this is my personal account, and my words and opinion are my own.

HOW-TO: 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) , etc
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rumaan Offline
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(2012-04-28 19:08)Ned Scott Wrote:  Apple TV 1 (wiki) with a Broadcom Crystal HD (wiki) card will run faster for everything than the Apple TV 2 (wiki). Apple TV 1 is basically a small computer, while the Apple TV 2 is based on iPhone hardware. So if you can find a used ATV1 and aren't afraid of doing the Broadcom mod, I'd do that (I use one as my main HTPC right now). I still love the ATV2, but ATV1+BCHD is a great set-up for the same price.

Various other pros and cons. Search the forums for a bunch of threads on it. Big thing is if you want Netflix, ATV1 can't do Netflix.

Thanks!
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