6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 11, 2012 8:47 PM by hotwheels 22
hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1
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Anyone mind giving me the idiots version of what Apple TV will do for me and how much it costs?

 

I have literally rabbit ears and a converter box and am not paying for Cable. Can I do something by buying Apple TV box?

 

How do I hook it up?

 

Do I need a certain speed of internet?

 

Thanks.

Solved by vazandrew on Mar 10, 2012 12:35 PM Solved

You could run an ethernet cable or connect wirelessly to your network. The link above will tell you waht is available natively on the device, including a couple sport 'channels' (subscription required).

 

You can download the remote app onto your iPhone to use instead of the bundled remote. Some apps are airplay enabled to allow streaming to ATV, and if you have the 4S you can mirror the screen.

 

http://www.apple.com/itunes/remote/

Reply by Alley_Cat on Mar 9, 2012 8:18 PM Helpful

Most of the info is here:

 

http://www.apple.com/appletv/

 

You need a widescreen HDMI equipped TV with HDMI.

 

$99/£99.

 

It's not a direct cable/TV tuner replacement as there's no subscription model (except for Netflix if available inyour country, but that is set up separately and usable on the unit).

Reply by Alley_Cat on Mar 9, 2012 8:21 PM Helpful

Recommended internet speeds:

 

A sustained 8-Mbit/s or faster Internet connection is recommended for viewing 1080p high-definition movies and TV shows, 6-Mbit/s or faster for viewing 720p content, and 2.5-Mbit/s or faster for standard-definition content. Internet connection speeds may vary depending on your ISP and other factors.

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  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6

    Most of the info is here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/appletv/

     

    You need a widescreen HDMI equipped TV with HDMI.

     

    $99/£99.

     

    It's not a direct cable/TV tuner replacement as there's no subscription model (except for Netflix if available inyour country, but that is set up separately and usable on the unit).

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6

    It will be a good time to buy after the 16th when the new model will be shipping (new=1080p over HDMI, older=720p).

     

    AC

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6

    Recommended internet speeds:

     

    A sustained 8-Mbit/s or faster Internet connection is recommended for viewing 1080p high-definition movies and TV shows, 6-Mbit/s or faster for viewing 720p content, and 2.5-Mbit/s or faster for standard-definition content. Internet connection speeds may vary depending on your ISP and other factors.

  • hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1
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    Hi. Thank you.

     

    I have to check my internet connection. Am I correct in assuming that I would run an Ethernet cable to the Apple TV device?

     

    > It's not a direct cable/TV tuner replacement as there's no subscription model (except for Netflix if available inyour country, but that is set up separately and usable on the unit).

     

    What is it that I get with Apple TV, though? I mean, I would keep the conventional access to the conventional (and free) channels available here in the US and I could /choose/ not to subscribe to Cable or to Netflicks - and then Apple TV gives me access to programs that are available in iTunes?

     

    Are there any sports available or where do I find out what is available?

     

    Also, how do I control the device - with a separately purchased remote or with my iPhone or with my Wifi enabled laptop...?

     

    THANKS

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6
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    You could run an ethernet cable or connect wirelessly to your network. The link above will tell you waht is available natively on the device, including a couple sport 'channels' (subscription required).

     

    You can download the remote app onto your iPhone to use instead of the bundled remote. Some apps are airplay enabled to allow streaming to ATV, and if you have the 4S you can mirror the screen.

     

    http://www.apple.com/itunes/remote/

  • hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1
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    Desktops

    thanks guys