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[ATV3] new model
#1
For those of you who haven't heard the birds the word:

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/11/15/rumor-new...echcrunch/

Maybe we will true 1080p (Even non-H.264) playing smoothly with Eden and ATV3 Nod
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#2
GnarusLeo Wrote:For those of you who haven't heard the birds the word:

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/11/15/rumor-new...echcrunch/

Maybe we will true 1080p (Even non-H.264) playing smoothly with Eden and ATV3 Nod

I think they're reading too much into this. It feels like Apple would've announced this already if that was the case. A quiet upgrade of a device just before christmas seems like a stupid move, because you're missing out on so much potential business... I think it's just Amazon and BB trying to sell out their old stock before christmas to make place for new products - not necessarily a new ATV.
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#3
I certainly hope that this rumour is true. It'd be nice to have 1080p in XBMC and possibly a faster UI, with skins enabled Smile
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#4
Apple tv 1 with broadcom crystal hd card and linux on it does 1080p
Broadcom Crystal Hd (logic supply) $40
Apple TV 1 (amazon, craiglist, pawn shop) $40-$90
Ubuntu Linux $0

You get HDMI, Composite, Component, TOSLINK
You get a remote
*you do lose wireless capability but a wireless bridge game adapter or powerline ethernet can get over that
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#5
Quote:The existing model has been around since September 1, 2010, and a new device might very well replace the single-core A4 with a dual-core A5. That bump would help 1080p playback and smooth out the UI on the Apple TV.

The CPU doesn't do any of the video decoding at those resolutions, it's all handed off to another chip. It WOULD make the interface faster.
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#6
It would help with any video formats that aren't hardware accelerated (Xvid/Divx), no?
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#7
I "hope" that this is not true because I just bought Apple TV last week Big Grin
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#8
atari800 Wrote:Apple tv 1 with broadcom crystal hd card and linux on it does 1080p
Broadcom Crystal Hd (logic supply) $40
Apple TV 1 (amazon, craiglist, pawn shop) $40-$90
Ubuntu Linux $0

You get HDMI, Composite, Component, TOSLINK
You get a remote
*you do lose wireless capability but a wireless bridge game adapter or powerline ethernet can get over that


ATV 1 doesnt do AirPlay right? Does it even have iOS?
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#9
ATV1 is shipped using a cut down version of 10.4. He's installing linux on it so the point of OS is moot.

And Airplay is integrated into XBMC now, another moot point.
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IF you have a mysql problem, find one of the 4 dozen threads already open.
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#10
Pure speculation on my part, but I don't think we'll see a new (or at least, A5 powered) ATV. The fact that the A5 didn't make its way into the iPod touch line seems to suggest that it's either too expensive for Apple to use it in all their devices, or there is some kind of shortage (or they have too many A4s).
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#11
just my two cents .. online apple stores all over the world ran out of stock of refurbished ATV2s nearly at the same time as amazon dropped their price
ATV2 4.3 8F455 Seas0npassed / XBMC 11
Samsung HT-P70 5.1 / Samsung WS-32Z419P
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#12
macf1an Wrote:just my two cents .. online apple stores all over the world ran out of stock of refurbished ATV2s nearly at the same time as amazon dropped their price

Really? Which ones?

http://store.apple.com/ca/browse/home/sh...y/apple_tv
http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/sh...y/apple_tv
http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/sh...y/apple_tv
http://store.apple.com/no/browse/home/sh...y/apple_tv
http://store.apple.com/fi/browse/home/sh...y/apple_tv
http://store.apple.com/se/browse/home/sh...y/apple_tv
http://store.apple.com/dk/browse/home/sh...y/apple_tv
http://store.apple.com/be-fr/browse/home...y/apple_tv
http://store.apple.com/fr/browse/home/sh...y/apple_tv
http://store.apple.com/de/browse/home/sh...y/apple_tv
http://store.apple.com/au/browse/home/sh...y/apple_tv

I'm running out of country codes here... It's in stock in every single one of these stores, except in the canadian one where it's a 1-3 day wait.
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#13
He wrote "refurbished" as in not new!
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#14
macf1an Wrote:just my two cents .. online apple stores all over the world ran out of stock of refurbished ATV2s nearly at the same time as amazon dropped their price

That means nothing. Apple has referbs of iPods from one and two generations ago. They go in and out of stock all the time. Referbs don't reflect currently manufactured stock at all.
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#15
hey hafr - that's a great reference! thanks!
If you don't mind finishing the list with all apple stores selling the ATV it'd be great Smile
I did say refurbished though.. may be you can prove me wrong ?

I wouldn't put the ipod and ATV in the same basket in terms of marketing strategy. Globally pulling a product line (refurbished products are a product of them own you know) is no small feat.. but with apple you never know.
As I said - just my two cents.. not a dollar Smile
ATV2 4.3 8F455 Seas0npassed / XBMC 11
Samsung HT-P70 5.1 / Samsung WS-32Z419P
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