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Wonder if the external USB Superdrive works on AppleTV?

2264 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2008 5:21 AM by Alley_Cat RSS
tomaz_dk Calculating status...
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Jan 18, 2008 12:22 AM
Was just wondering if the external Superdrive option for the Macbook Air works with the USB on the AppleTV. So that you could watch dvd's.

Anyone that knows this?
iMac 20" Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2 GB RAM - otherwise standard
  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,545 points)
    without a hack the only purpos of the usb port of the atv is
    internal apple testing and diagnosis
    Shuttle, Windows XP Pro
  • Life is an Art Calculating status...
    First time poster.

    I was wondering that too.
    As soon as Steve Jobs mentioned the MacBook Air SuperDrive, all of 18 seconds worth, I saw the eventual upgrade to a "MacBook Blu-ray SuperDrive" that will work with the Apple TV... then the third generation that will be the "MacBook Blu-ray Airport Extreme SuperDrive Capsule" ... it will deliver content directly to the iPhone, iWall, iCar and any WiFi enabled thing we can think of... oh the imagination could go wild.

    For now, the description states only MacBook Air.
    PowerBook G4 15 inch, Mac OS X (10.4.11), MacBook Pro Soon
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,630 points)
    The only sure thing is that AppleTV port is currently useless to the user unless they're a fairly advanced or brave hacker.

    There are things posted daily here that seem entirely feasible and useful such as connecting a keyboard to AppleTV USB to enter text into YouTube search - there seems to be no reason why this couldn't be done, but AppleTV doesn't allow it now and might never do.

    Buy an AppleTV (or not) based on what it is known to do now rather than on speculation of what it could be able to do if only Apple did this/that, added a function/feature etc etc....
    iMac Core 2 Duo 20", Mac OS X (10.4.11), Intel Macbook, iPhone, old Risc OS and Windows boxes!
  • Chenks Level 5 Level 5 (7,420 points)
    seeing as the superdrive will only work on the macbook air (ie it won't even work on a macbook pro), i doubt it will do anything on an tv, besides the tv doesn't have any dvd playback software anyway.
     MBP C2D 2.4GHz  Mac Mini G4  AppleTV  iPod Touch, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,630 points)
    Sorry tomaz, it won't work with AppleTV.

    Ac
    iMac Core 2 Duo 20", Mac OS X (10.4.11), Intel Macbook, iPhone, old Risc OS and Windows boxes!

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