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Old Aug 16th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Should I sell my ATV2?

So looking on Kijiji I see atv2's going for a premium, ie over $200!

Upon further research I guess it has to do with the atv3 not being able to be jail broken at this point.

So out of curiosity I jail broke my atv2 to see what the big deal is all about. Now I should explain I never rent movies online, and stream music, tv shows and movies to the ATV via iTunes. Never had a problem and am quite happy with 720p

So tried out the jail broken ATV and sure there's a bunch more stuff there but honestly I don't really care. The time to set it up and the ongoing headaches of upgrading to me isn't worth the bother. I also tried out icefilms a xbmc addon and sure it looks impressive with the amount of online content. Up until I tried to watch something. Dead slow, kept stopping to buffer.

Anyway, I guess in theory I could sell my atv2 (two of them actually) for a tidy profit and buy the new atv3

How's that for an idea?
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Old Aug 16th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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About the ATV3 jailbreak

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/iphone...73307985731584

To me that says something is going to come shortly or they have found a hole.
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Old Aug 17th, 2012, 09:39 AM   #3
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1Channel is better then Icefilms esp if you add the advancedxml file to increase the buffer size...but if those addon's don't interest you then sure sell it for a profit and buy a 3rd Gen model.
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Old Aug 17th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #4
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If having it JB'd isn't important to you then yes I'd sell them fast before an actual ATV 3 JB is released (then the ATV2 prices will drop big time).

I've had my ATV3 since release day.. just collecting dust.. waiting for the JB. All I want is XBMC or Plex so I can stream my content from my NAS box. I currently use a WDTv, which works.. but fugly interface.

If you want to swap, PM me! =)
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Old Aug 17th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #5
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WHOA! Definitely putting one of my old 720P ATV2s up for sale! I want an ATV3.
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Old Aug 17th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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I've kept mine when I bought the ATV3 for the living room and used it on a smaller TV in the house. I never realized that they were prized items I have no need of jailbreaking, I'm already well setup with content in iTunes on my server, so I may sell it.

I'm not sure what to do with my 40GB ATV v1 though... no netflix makes it rather useless for me now.
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I've kept mine when I bought the ATV3 for the living room and used it on a smaller TV in the house. I never realized that they were prized items I have no need of jailbreaking, I'm already well setup with content in iTunes on my server, so I may sell it.

I'm not sure what to do with my 40GB ATV v1 though... no netflix makes it rather useless for me now.
Makes for a great AirTunes speaker in parts of the house where you want music. I have one in the garage for example.
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Old Aug 17th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #8
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even the first gen apple tvs are selling for more than a new atv3 on the used market (because they can also be jailbroken)
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nuts isn't it?

I almost feel guilty for selling them for more than I paid.

I guess I'll sell the pair for $300 and go buy some new ones.

Never thought about using the ATV1 as a music streamer though, good call.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 03:19 AM   #10
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"using the ATV1 as a music streamer though", cool!
I always use my Apple TV 2 as a home media centre in my drawing room, and really enjoy it with streaming many videos&movies to it.
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