raincntry Wrote:I just purchased an Atv with the express plan of hacking it, install the Crystal HD card, and using it to watch 1080p HD movies.
I was going to install ATV Flash, which appears to have the Crystal support as part of its package. It also includes XBMC which I plan to use as my central media player with the new card.
Hi and welcome to the forums,
I see no reason for you to use ATV Flash which is a paid version of atvusb-creator
, have a look there, download b13 version for Mac and follow the easy instructions to create the patchstick. plug it in your ATV's USB port and reboot, wait for the confirmation that all is in order and reboot(remove the stick before). Update the Launcher via Download section and install the XBMC r28256 and follow the instructions in the first post of this thread to have the Crystal HD drivers/lib installed.
Thats all, and its free
raincntry Wrote:Here's what I don't know: How easy is it to have the Atv work wirelessly once the wireless card is out? I understand I'll need a network bridge, which I can handle, and network it with my airport express. If I do that, will the Atv work wirelessly and will I still be able to access it with cyberduck?
Creating a bridge should be fairly easy with AE, after that plug ATV into it and you will have the N wireless functionality back on your ATV.
raincntry Wrote:I truly appreciate the great posts on this board as it sealed the deal on Atv but before I void my warrantee by cracking it open, it would be helpful to know that I'm not really losing any functionality.
no, you are not losing anything, just gaining the HD playback
PS: If you have more questions please ask, but open a new thread after searching