‘Hey man, have you gotten your Apple TV?’
‘Yes, and yours?’
‘I got it, too.’
Last week, all the people were talking about this little box, this cute, wireless, new-concept, set-top box. It is astonishing that it is so beautiful and it is really ‘wireless’, all you get are an Apple TV and a power supply cable. You will have to buy the other cables to connect to the TV additionally.
After we connected it with the TV and the computer, actually, we found that it didn’t make our living rooms more enjoyable like we supposed to be. We have no choice at all. We can only get the video to Apple TV from the only one source: from iTunes, via the wireless network adapter, and then piped out to the HDTV. It will make our TV feel strange to our DVD Player and our traditional TV Program. We can’t watch our home DVD. We can’t view our former video that encoded as XviD format. We can’t view HD Movie on our HDTV!
There is only 640*480 video sold on iTunes now, even though the Apple TV can adjust the video to 720p (which is similar to the video quality of DVD), the video effect will not be gratifying. Maybe there will be videos at high resolution sold on iTunes, but it doesn’t now.
So we’d find our way to make the flat screen TV work effectively. Find a way to transfer our former family video and beloved LPs to Apple TV. A number of programs will help you turn your video and DVD to Apple TV video/audio files. ([url=http://www.dvd-ripper-copy.com/video-apple-tv.html]Video to Apple TV Converter Click here to [url=http://www.dvd-ripper-copy.com/download/video-apple-tv-download.html]Download).
a)Many people complain that the 40G hard drive of Apple TV is too small. Seriously speaking, 40 GB is smaller than our iPod and we don't like to have to pick and choose what to sync. It is more troublesome than switch the DVD disk in DVD player. Then you can upgrade the hard drive like this, look, this will probably make you lose your Apple warranty.
[url=http://www.dvd-ripper-copy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2505]Find it here
b)Apple TV's another most disappointing trait is its inability to play nice with different video formats. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with MPEG-4 and H.264. Follow these instructions and soon you'll be able to add XviD and perhaps a few other video codec to your new white box.
[url=http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2391956]Find it here
c)Far from being a hack, but useful nonetheless, is confirmation that Apple TV does indeed work with non-HDTV. All you need is a TV with component inputs. Just make sure your TV has a simulated widescreen mode and you're good to go.
[url=http://www.appletvhacks.net/2007/03/23/apple-tv-works-fine-with-non-hdtv/]Find it here
When or if Apple TV will allow people to use these function in the next generation, it is not sure yet, even it is useless now, but I like it very much, and doesn't feel any loss, because I got an Apple Computer without monitor at $299.