I have a new (to me -- it's about 10 months old overall, I think) HDTV that, unfortunately, doesn't have an Ethernet port nor does it have wireless connectivity. It was a gift, of sorts, so I'm kind of stuck with it. Since I had a very old standard set, it's still an upgrade. Now, I'm looking at options for HD television content, like maybe the Roku, AppleTV or any other neat solutions that I don't know about yet. [more inside]
posted by juliebug
on Oct 28, 2013 -
We're ditching our cable and researching alternatives.
We have two HD TiVo Series 3 boxes that we're not using (because the cable cards provided by Comcast would not work).
We're thinking of a set-up involving OTA television (we live in Atlanta, so reception should not be a problem) + something streaming, but we're not sure if we want to keep the TiVos or invest in something else -- Roku? Boxee? AppleTV?
And here's one major issue for me -- live sports (mainly the NFL and college football)?
posted by tmharris65
on May 13, 2013 -
We haven't had a proper TV in over a decade. I would like to have something other than my laptop to watch streaming media, DVDs, Netflix, etc. Can you explain how this works in 2013? I imagine we'd buy something like this Samsung LED HDTV
and some kind of speakers. Then what? Do we plug it into a laptop? What exactly is Apple TV and how does it stack up against Roku? This seems like it should be a simple question, but I feel like a caveman emerging from the dark, and am fairly bewildered at all of the options and variations out there. [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Feb 11, 2013 -
Apple TV + iPad troubleshooting: Suddenly, my iPad has stopped sending video to my Apple TV when it is in "lock" mode (or sleep or standby mode or whatever it's called). As recently as two days ago, this did not happen. Does anyone know how to fix this? [more inside]
posted by crLLC
on Nov 20, 2012 -
I love the idea of AirParrot to get my Mac's screen on my TV through AppleTV. But I want more. I want to have my keyboard and mouse too. Problem: Bluetooth limits and my iMac is upstairs while the TV is downstairs. [more inside]
posted by Gungho
on Oct 29, 2012 -
I have a Sony flatscreen TV: KLV-26HG2 LCD WEGA Color TV. It is a couple of years old. I would like to use Apple TV with it, but the Sony lacks the HDMI port that I need. Is there some sort of device that I could plug into the Sony that would have the HDMI port on the other end, so that I could then plug that into the Apple TV?
posted by Mr. Justice
on Oct 21, 2012 -
I have an Apple TV (1st generation) connected to my 720p TV. I have an Intel iMac. What I don't have is a WiFi subscription. Help me understand what's possible with this and if I can connect the two. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Jul 29, 2012 -
Is there a Readability-like app for video that will send YouTube videos to my Tivo or Apple TV with one or two mouse clicks? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Jun 27, 2012 -
I have 4 videos on that I uploaded to YouTube. When I go to my videos on Apple TV only 3 show – tho all 4 show when I view on the web. Why?
posted by pmaxwell
on May 3, 2012 -
I have some questions on what a first-generation Apple TV can or can't do. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Apr 26, 2012 -
Help me diagnose problems with my Macs/Apple TV now that I have an XFinity wireless router please! [more inside]
posted by bodgy
on Feb 25, 2012 -
How do I get my iMac to wake on demand when it's asleep and asked to do so? These instructions
from Apple are pretty straightforward on how to set it up for Bonjour, but I can't get it to work when it receives a request from Apple TV to wake up. It's an iMac running Lion with a Time Capsule set up as the Base Station. The iMac supports Wake on Demand over Wi-Fi and ethernet (it's connected over Wi-Fi). Time Capsule and Lion have the latest updates. I've found recommendations on Google but nothing has worked. Any troubleshooting pointers? (Bonus question: how can I get it to wake up from outside my network?) Thanks.
posted by jroybal
on Feb 24, 2012 -
I love Netflix and we have it on the Xbox. But my kid's moving to college and taking the Xbox with her. Can I replace it with an Apple TV plus an HDMI->Composite/S-Video converter or should I bite the bullet and get another Xbox? It seems a waste to buy one just for Netflix.
posted by tommasz
on Dec 26, 2011 -
I want watch on my TV the videos that are on my computer. HD (720p) format. Video streaming of content not necessary. What is the easiest and cheapest way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Dec 21, 2011 -
Long story short: does iPad 2 mirroring via AirPlay to an Apple TV work for FaceTime chats? There was news about it when iOS 5 was in beta but I can't seem to find a definite yes or no about the final product.
posted by DoctorFedora
on Dec 4, 2011 -
Apple TV first gen. (updated to current software) problem: Suddenly last night the menu for TV shows was empty, showing nothing but My TV Shows. No Search, Favorites, Top Shows, etc. WTF? [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin
on Sep 24, 2011 -
I'm having trouble getting my Macbook to reliably communicate with, well, anything else on my network, and not having a spare router or laptop is not helping the troubleshooting process. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful
on Sep 20, 2011 -
AppleTvFilter: I'm trying to get my Apple TV (2 gen) to work on my HDCP-capable Sony Trinitron, but am having some weird issues. [more inside]
posted by bjork24
on Aug 22, 2011 -
When cars drive by my house, it messes up my TV antenna signal and my Apple TV streaming. [more inside]
posted by elpea
on Mar 5, 2011 -
I want cable TV without the cable! I'm nearly there, but I want the most efficient way to accomplish this.
Help me round out my setup make it more efficient! [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Feb 22, 2011 -
I want to stream Netflix and iTunes videos to my TV. I have a 4th gen iPod Touch. Is there any reason to get an Apple TV rather than just one of those Apple component or composite cables? [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat
on Jan 16, 2011 -
Christmas List Question: Boxee, Roku, AppleTV, GoogleTV, or other?
Thoughts, Feelings, Emotions? [more inside]
posted by fozzie33
on Nov 22, 2010 -
Help me reduce the footprint of my home theater components. Any and all options welcome. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Sep 17, 2010 -
Is Apple TV the silver bullet I need to kick Comcast to the curb once and for all? Or is it an overhyped device that I have no need for? Help me decide to save or spend $100... [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Sep 6, 2010 -
Which is the best method for adding codec, playing video from remote shares, and most of all usable web browsing to an AppleTV? [more inside]
posted by rokusan
on Nov 20, 2009 -
My wife and I are finally getting around to getting an HDTV soon. When
we do that, we want to adjust the setup in our living room to reflect
the way we consume entertainment these days. [more inside]
posted by COBRA!
on Nov 9, 2009 -
Mac Mini filter: when using a Mini like an AppleTV, it makes the TV screen flicker horizontally. When we switch it to a regular monitor, it is fine. Any ideas on how to fix this? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Green
on Sep 23, 2009 -
Currently I don't have internet/cable/Sat etc... We borrow my neighbors internet and watch a lot of hulu on a laptop in the bedroom.
We're looking to get Cable, DVR, and cable internet, but the TV is in the Basement. Is there a DVR that is available to stream to the laptop in the bedroom? I've looked at the Slingbox, AppleTV, and XBox360, but can't decide if any of these things will do what I'm wanting.
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Sep 14, 2009 -
I just got rid of my cable box, and got a Netflix subscription. I'ts very, well...refreshing. I like Netflix so much that I am contemplating ordering a Roku or AppleTV w/ Boxee. Can anyone share their experience with either/or? I DL'ed Boxee on my Mac, and it's extremely buggy. Is it the same on the AppleTV?
posted by helios410
on Apr 6, 2009 -
I have a 32" / 81cm enhanced definition widescreen CRT TV. I have an Xbox running XBMC connected via component to watch standard (ie not 720p) TV and DVD rips, letting the Xbox upscale to 720p. Will upgrading to an AppleTV and playing 720p rips dramatically improve the picture, or will I probably not notice any difference on such a small screen? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Mar 5, 2009 -
Apple TV - Can I keep my iTunes library only on my Apple TV to free up the hard drive on my macbook? If I were to do this, how would I keep my iPhone iTunes library up to date?
posted by muscat
on Dec 27, 2008 -
So between Netflix streaming and AppleTV I'm considering dropping cable entirely. Pretty much the only thing holding me back is football. How do you all watch sports? Caveat: I don't have a local sports bar nearby, and honestly I'd rather not spend all day Sunday in a bar.
posted by JReed
on Dec 15, 2008 -
Network TV, OFF network: Who's got the scoops on what's coming to Netflix Roku, AppleTV, Amazon, etc…? Is there… [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin
on Sep 10, 2008 -