Just bought an ATV

Posted by: Acumowchek

Just bought an ATV - 01/22/11 04:19 PM

A couple months ago I bought my first Toshiba 26" 720 flat panel TV.
Been very disappointed with quality of SD Dish network satellite reception.
HD is more than I want to pay. I don't even want to pay for SD, much less HD.
Today I gave myself a present and bought a new Apple TV.
That, with Netflix streaming, Curtis is very, very happy.
Tomorrow, after the playoffs, I cancel my Dish subscription.
Something I've been wanting to do for years.
So far, I'm very impressed.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Just bought an ATV - 01/22/11 04:31 PM

Cool beans.
You may want to consider a HD antenna.
Aha.. I see you were already involved in at least 1 post in here about that.

Don't forget...
http://www.tvfool.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29

On a side note... my brother recently bought a tv that came with about 30 FREE streaming options... all kinds of cool stuff. Youtube, Netflix, sports, racing, etc.
I believe it was a Mitsubishi.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Just bought an ATV - 01/22/11 04:49 PM

Double post
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Just bought an ATV - 01/22/11 04:50 PM

The first thing I did when I bought the flat panel was buy a antennae.
Unfortunately, I live in a valley, and Radio Shack was right. Reception was terrible.
Returned it the next day.
Sports is about the only thing I might miss, but that's what neighbors are for!
wink

Netflix is the bomb. (Whatever that means. Is that term PC correct these days?)

WHATEVER! Tonight I'm happy. Apple ease of use came through once again.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Just bought an ATV - 01/22/11 06:03 PM

You might want to check out XBMC for AppleTV
Posted by: carp

Re: Just bought an ATV - 01/22/11 06:57 PM

LOL

At first I thought you bought a (All Terrane Vehicle) ATV. laugh
Which my first recommendation would be to buy a Helmet.

Anyway
Have fun with the flat panel and don't knock yourself out over it laugh
Posted by: EzyriderTX

Re: Just bought an ATV - 05/18/11 08:33 AM

I just bought an ATV and I'm already thinking about selling it. I want to listen to iTunes and movies over my stereo which is hooked up through my cable box. But the ATV has no audio out other that optical audio which means my 2 year old AV reciever is useless because it doesn't have HDMI or optical audio just RCA in/out. I really don't want to buy another reciever. I currently use a MBP laptop that is doing everything the ATV can do and more but I thought I'd get the ATV to free up the laptop. But now I gotta invest in all kinds of extras to get the full potential of the ATV. Sometimes I frickin hate new technology!
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Just bought an ATV - 05/18/11 10:12 AM

You'll need one of these. Toslink to analog converter.

You should already have the toslink cable to go to the converter, it came with the ATV.

HTH smile
Posted by: EzyriderTX

Re: Just bought an ATV - 05/18/11 12:43 PM

Much better solution than buying a new reciever. Thanks Reboot! I just ordered it.
Posted by: Jashue

Re: Just bought an ATV - 05/21/11 09:06 AM

Three cheers for Reboot! He always comes through!
Posted by: DLC

Re: Just bought an ATV - 06/12/11 07:09 PM

I just bought one on eBay for $79.00 !!

Woo Hoo !! smile
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Just bought an ATV - 06/12/11 07:16 PM

A newer version?
Posted by: Tony84

Re: Just bought an ATV - 06/17/11 02:28 AM

WOW, $79.00!!
So cool! A newer or? laugh
Posted by: DLC

Re: Just bought an ATV - 06/20/11 04:09 PM

Yes Generation 2.

But I'm having problems syncing wirelessly..

plug in all the account and PW and it says it can't find it !! frown

eek
Posted by: EzyriderTX

Re: Just bought an ATV - 06/30/11 02:09 PM

After getting the cable Reboot suggested everything has been running smooth. Now I love it and can't live without it. I'm loving Netflix too! The iTunes streaming, photo streaming, etc. ROCK!!