01-11-2011, 01:25 AM
Hi community, here's my virgin post as a brand new Mac user (17" MBP). Just switched over from PC and loving it. Having one of those 'microwave moments' - that is, I used to live without one, but have no idea how.
On to my question. I want to replace my HP Media Server (that never worked well anyway), with a shiny new Apple TV to stream iTunes, Pics, Videos to the TV and Home Theater. I'd also like to setup a new backup mechanism, also a replacement from the HP Media Server.
I can see that a Time Capsule is both a Time Machine back up tool and 802.11n wireless router. I already have a N wireless router that works great.
Can I plug in an Iomega 2TB drive to my existing Linksys router and have Apple TV recognize this as the source disk to stream media to the TV/Theater? If so, are there any latency issues or 'other concerns' that are better solved/served by ditching the Linksys and just using a 2TB Time Capsule - that I'm assuming will stream everything like butter to my TV/Theater.
Thanks in advance for the coaching.