2195 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2007 5:18 PM by Ferdinand Periquet
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The Apple TV will work without a computer attached if you've synchronized your files to the internal hard drive. (That's what the built-in hard drive is for, so you don't have to stream everything.) However, the USB port is for "for service and diagnostics" only, you won't be able to attach a hard drive and have the Apple TV see it. The network connections are for streaming or synchronizing content only, not for networking files on a "server" of some kind.
Interesting. It sounds like the AppleTV is really an iPod that connects to your TV and can have media streamed to it. You sync it over some network and from a PC -- vis-a-vis iPod over USB. I guess it looks like my iPod dock is going to be obsolete when I hook up my AppleTV to my TV.
I'll be happy to get better picture quality than the current S-video -- although I'll have to convert the AppleTV's HDMI out to DVI via a converter. And digital optical cable instead of analog stereo.
Anyway, ... Can't wait.