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"No its correct," is one correct response to, "Is this not correct?" There are others too.
Maybe you just skip the word "No" in "No it's correct"...and just say..."It's correct".

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Can you explain a little further? I'm confused about the DVD, HD-DVD, and B-R part. Are you saying this content is accessed thru the Apple TV via the internet...or is it coming from a persons computer from a disk in their optical drive (then thru the Apple TV to their television)?

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Maybe you just skip the word "No" in "No it's correct"...and just say..."It's correct".

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There are others too.
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Bob,

Ok...just so I'm clear. You're saying that the Apple TV is not capable of wirelessly receiving CD, DVD, HD-DVD video content from someones computer optical drive...and then playing it on a television?

Just want to be 100% sure...I don't want to go to the Apple Store, spend $99 bucks, get it home & set it up...and then be disappointed that it can't do it.

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Bob,

Ok...just so I'm clear. You're saying that the Apple TV is not capable of wirelessly receiving CD, DVD, HD-DVD video content from someones computer optical drive...and then playing it on a television?

Just want to be 100% sure...I don't want to go to the Apple Store, spend $99 bucks, get it home & set it up...and then be disappointed that it can't do it.

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That would be correct. It will stream any content you have in iTunes. The way I'm reading it, any music/video content not playable from within iTunes, it's not playable on the Apple TV.

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That would be correct. It will stream any content you have in iTunes. The way I'm reading it, any music/video content not playable from within iTunes, it's not playable on the Apple TV.
I see...I get it now. Yes...I saw that part about the Apple TV being able to receive music/video content from iTunes (via a persons computer which I would assume means a persons itunes library)...since iTunes purchases can be done directly from the Apple TV (no personal computer required for this).

I thought that I read somewhere that if you were able to "rip" the video from a movie CD/DVD/HD-DVD...and get it into iTunes...then the Apple TV could play it (sent from a computer)...just not directly from a disk in the optical drive.

If I cannot wirelessly send video from a movie CD/DVD/HD-DVD directly from my computers optical drive to the Apple TV...then I think that this is the "deal-breaker" for me!

I guess this is what you meant earlier when you said that the Apple TV was not a "full blown Windows based HTPC".

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Just all depends on what you're looking for this type of device to do and what areas you're willing to compromise (or just don't have the need for). $100 Apple TV vs a $600 - $1,000+ HTPC is a bunch of money. The Apple TV does a quite a bit for the price and a few of my friends would have no problem and be totally happy within it's limitations.

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Just all depends on what you're looking for this type of device to do and what areas you're willing to compromise (or just don't have the need for). $100 Apple TV vs a $600 - $1,000+ HTPC is a bunch of money. The Apple TV does a quite a bit for the price and a few of my friends would have no problem and be totally happy within it's limitations.
When you put it that way...I certainly agree! I didn't know that the HTPC cost that much (I really haven't been in the market for one). It was the $99 price that "opened my eyes" to the possibilities of the Apple TV...now I'm "playing catch-up" on what exactly the Apple TV can & cannot do for $99 bucks.

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I thought that I read somewhere that if you were able to "rip" the video from a movie CD/DVD/HD-DVD...and get it into iTunes...then the Apple TV could play it (sent from a computer)...just not directly from a disk in the optical drive.
Yes, you can convert a DVD to .mp4/.m4v and then drop it into your iTunes library and view it via network streaming or syncing to the hard disk on the original ATV. You can view iMovie videos in .mp4/.m4v format as well. A decent converter like Handbrake makes it very easy. I assume the same is true with the new ATV, but I haven't seen anyone post their experiences with it.

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I agree. If I felt confident with purchasing something like that, I wouldn't have thought twice, but almost everything comes with mixed reviews...besides the mac-mini...which is a bit much. For 70 bucks though, I don't have room to complain though I would like to have access to hulu and other online media.
You got a great deal on the older Apple TV. I would get one for that price just to mess with it. It's nice for older TV that don't have HDMI but have Component video like the last of the TUBE Sony WEGA's.

Anyway great deal.

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Nick,

I ordered 2 new ATV's in addition to my old 160gb model. If they don't turn out to be what I want in the end I will sell you one at a very nice discount!

I think there is a lot to be seen on the new ATV. It does have 8gb of flash, and that opens some possibilities with future updates.
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Yes, you can convert a DVD to .mp4/.m4v and then drop it into your iTunes library and view it via network streaming or syncing to the hard disk on the original ATV. You can view iMovie videos in .mp4/.m4v format as well. A decent converter like Handbrake makes it very easy. I assume the same is true with the new ATV, but I haven't seen anyone post their experiences with it.
Thanks a ton for mentioning that! That confirms what I was reading about being able to convert the video from a DVD, dropping it into iTunes...and playing it via Apple TV. This also confirms a good reason to have the older Apple TV with the internal hard drive.

I know that you mentioned that you're not sure if you can do this via the new Apple TV (no internal HD). I'm hoping it can be done...since iTunes seems to be the "access door" to get it from someones computer to the Apple TV.

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Nick,

I ordered 2 new ATV's in addition to my old 160gb model. If they don't turn out to be what I want in the end I will sell you one at a very nice discount!

I think there is a lot to be seen on the new ATV. It does have 8gb of flash, and that opens some possibilities with future updates.
So are you saying that you will soon have three Apple TV's?:

- one of the older models with the internal HD
- two of the new models

I think that I would definitely be interested in that "very nice discount" if the new ones don't work out...if I don't buy one first! Decide soon!

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On a side note, the original ATV is a really nice "holiday travel companion" for my family. It hooks up to most of the TVs at my relatives homes and some hotel room TVs. Before we hit the road for an extended visit, I sync a bunch of movies, home video, photos, music and music play lists. 40GB is plenty to entertain myself and others for several days, and the internal storage means it works even when you are at a tech-challenged home that has no WiFi or network. I really like it when I visit family that has young kids or a home where the TV located in a difficult place to connect to an open MacBook Pro. (Think Thanksgiving or Christmas with children running around with food on their hands and wanting to touch the shiny laptop precariously balancing on an end of grandma's couch.) Sure, you can do the same with an iPod and it's docking/TV connection, but it's easier to use the on-screen menu of the ATV. It also allows one to bring tons of media along, while leaving the originals at home (no in-laws stepping on a pile of DVDs or deleting .mp3/photo files off my laptop - yes, it's happened!).

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On a side note, the original ATV is a really nice "holiday travel companion" for my family. It hooks up to most of the TVs at my relatives homes and some hotel room TVs. Before we hit the road for an extended visit, I sync a bunch of movies, home video, photos, music and music play lists. 40GB is plenty to entertain myself and others for several days, and the internal storage means it works even when you are at a tech-challenged home that has no WiFi or network. I really like it when I visit family that has young kids or a home where the TV located in a difficult place to connect to an open MacBook Pro. (Think Thanksgiving or Christmas with children running around with food on their hands and wanting to touch the shiny laptop precariously balancing on an end of grandma's couch.)
Wow...again a really great feature/flexibility for the older Apple TV with the internal HD!

I guess the older Apple TV has it's positives...and the new Apple TV has it's positives.

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