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Abdelaal EL-Hayawan Level 1 (0 points)

Dear All,

 

Is there any differences between Apple TV 2010 & 2011?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2), RAM: 4GB
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,625 points)

    Apple TV 1 and Apple TV 2 were both available in 2010. Are you asking about differences between the Apple TV 1 and the Apple TV 2, or if there is a difference between the Apple TV 2 in 2010 and 2011, there is no difference between the later.

     

    Or is this connected to the discount at Amazon.com

  • Abdelaal EL-Hayawan Level 1 (0 points)

    I mean there is a version produced in 2010 and another version produced in 2011.

    is there any differences between them?

    Differences between (Processor - or any hardware components?

  • Abdelaal EL-Hayawan Level 1 (0 points)

    Or is this connected to the discount at Amazon.com

     

    Exactly, its about this.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,625 points)

    There is no difference between the Apple TV 2 sold in 2010 and the one in 2011 (except for the software shipped with it, which of course in both cases can be updated to the current version anyway)

     

    I think Amazon is just referring to it as the 2010 Apple TV because that's when it was first released. And before you ask, I have no idea why they are discounting it.

  • Abdelaal EL-Hayawan Level 1 (0 points)

    Its an offer.

    We should use it.

    Another question, is the HDMI transmit Audio & Video? ot Video only?

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,625 points)

    There are some that see it as an indication that a new model is immanent, but I can't see how Amazon could possibly know one way or the other.

     

    HDMI carries both video and audio.

  • Abdelaal EL-Hayawan Level 1 (0 points)

    so why do we have Optical Audio port?

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,625 points)

    Not all receivers have HDMI, it allows the HDMI to go directly to the TV and an optical to the receiver, some users may even prefer that set up even if the receiver has HDMI.

  • Abdelaal EL-Hayawan Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, I could not get you.

    The Apple TV is connected with the TV it self, not the receiver, right?

    what do you mean by receiver? do you mean channels receiver?

    If yes, So, why to connect the Apple TV with the receiver?

     

    I think the Optical Audio is for connecting the Apple TV to an Aptical Home Theater Speakers.

    Is that right?

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,625 points)

    Receiver is a term often used to cover the range of home theatre systems, amplifiers etc etc.

     

    Some receivers accept HDMI, so you can connect the Apple TV to the receiver and then from the receiver to the TV set. This set up is preferable if you have DVD players bluray players etc, you can feed them all into the receiver and just switch the source on the receiver. If you connected all the devices direct to the TV for video and separately to the receiver for audio, you'd need to change the inputs on both the TV and the receiver to switch between devices.

  • Abdelaal EL-Hayawan Level 1 (0 points)

    So,the Home Theater Specakers are connected to the Receiver (Amplifier), and all other devices (Apple TV - DVD- etc..) are connected also to the receiver. Then the receiver connected to the TV set.

    So, All the devices are connected with the speakers. I just have to change the source from the receiver only.

    Right?

    Thats great.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,625 points)

    Yes that's about it, unless your receiver doesn't have HDMI, which is why there is an additional optical output from the Apple TV.

  • Abdelaal EL-Hayawan Level 1 (0 points)

    ohh! you mean I should connect the optical audio to the receiver or the tv.

    if the receiver has optical input, i should connect the Apple TV optical audio to it, if no, i should connect it to the TV.

    Right?

    and this should be for each device connected with the receiver?

     

    So, If the receiver doesn't has optical audio input ports, the HDMI that connects the receiver with the TV set can transmit video only, right?

     

    Is that mean if we have Apple TV, DVD and Blue-Ray, we should have 3 HDMI input ports and 3 Optical Audio input ports????????

     

    The HDMI should transmit Audio Video, so the device should connect with only HDMI cable with the receiver.

     

    Sorry, I get confused. Why do we have Audio output (optical audio)?

    Is it only if we want to use Home Theater Speakers?

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,625 points)

    If you have multiple devices (Apple TV, DVD etc) then ideally they should be connected to the receiver for Audio and video (in the case of the Apple TV this is HDMI). The receiver should also be connected to the TV by HDMI, this will carry both Audio and video to the TV and you will need to turn your TV speakers off/down, the receiver will play the audio through the speakers connected to it.

     

    It's only if your receiver doesn't have an HDMI connection that you would use the optical cable.

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