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    Default Apple Tv used as media center/server...

    Now since people have found out a way to hack the apple tv and boot it up with osx via usb hd. I was wondering ... I really want to put up a media center / file server either with a mac mini preferable Intel cause of the apple remote or an apple tv. I know this is quite new that is that people can put boot up osx on the apple tv but if any of you have done this could you describe for me how it is working. Is the apple tv as good as sliced bread? That is can it manage using mutliple usb HD and streaming Xvid DivX etc... I want to do this as cheap as possible and that would be with the apple tv. But the only reason for me to buy it is to hack it cause I live in Iceland and we cant buy anything off itunes so there kinda is no option for me to use it as it was made to be used. So ... please tell me your horror stories if there are any or if it works like a charm or ... if I should just go spend more money on a mac mini.

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    unless ppl are going to advertise how to get video acceleration and audio working its a usless media centre....

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    I don't think it's a good idea. To stream videos an music etc., even non-HD, you need a good enough computer if you don't want to have problems. The Apple TV wasn't made to run os X and therefore it's very slow not only due to hardware (processor, ram, etc) but also due to the OS that isn't fully compatible with it.

    Although I guess you could try and it would probably work fine even if I bet it will freeze often, but still.

    Anyways, I think it's better to buy a mac mini since not only is it a good computer, but they're going to stop production for it.

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    RAM is an issue on the ATV. but saying OSX won't run well is stupid. OSX has been around for a while now, and i even have an old 1gig laptop with 515ram that works a extreamly well. The facts are the atv has a decent graphics card and sound card if u know how to utilise it and get it all working. I'v been using mine now and its great, once video acceleration is working it makes the OS run like it should. I only got this going last now and now i couldnt be happier. There maybe ways of using USB sticks as memory etc, but in reality it should work as a media centre. OSX isnt a hungry OS like windows, if you turn off crap u don't need it should work a treat for the $$$..

    my 2 cents....

 

 

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