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    Default Hacking Apple TV question
    Hey I have a quick question. Aside from hardware differences is hacking an Apple TV to run Boxee just as good as buying the D-Link Boxee when it comes out. I really just want Hulu and some other features but don't need Apple TV software linked to iTunes.

    Basically if I buy an older gen Apple TV and hack it with Boxee software is it almost the same as buying the Boxee when it's released?
    Android user suffering from iPhone withdraw.

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    Last I checked Boxee stripped the Hulu support from the AppleTV because Hulu blocked them.

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    i was looking into the same thing, but i talked to some people who have done it, and they said boxee was buggy on apple TV.

    ill wait for the boxee box by d-link

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    Yeah I was thinking of getting an older gen apple tv with hulu from craigslist for $75 instead of spending $199/before tax for the D-Link Boxee.

    Any opinions on what's would be better than Boxee? Should I build my own?

    I don't mind spending the cash for it (Boxee) but I really liked the apple tv size.
    Android user suffering from iPhone withdraw.

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    The new AppleTVs size is just wow. The older AppleTV does have a heat issue though. It gets very warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
    The older AppleTV does have a heat issue though. It gets very warm.
    It's an apple product, what do you expect?

    I've thoroughly enjoyed pretty much every Apple product I have owned, but heating has always seemed to be a rather common issue amongst most of them.

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    Well,Well, the magic trackpad doesn't over heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
    Well,Well, the magic trackpad doesn't over heat.
    lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
    The new AppleTVs size is just wow. The older AppleTV does have a heat issue though. It gets very warm.
    Wouldn't the heat have to cause a problem to be classified as an "issue?" Because so far, even with the AppleTV running pretty warm, it works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2a View Post
    Wouldn't the heat have to cause a problem to be classified as an "issue?" Because so far, even with the AppleTV running pretty warm, it works fine.
    Lol, you are correct. It never died on me but it was just an "issue" with my OCD.

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    Whether or not it causes a problem depends on the surface (finishes) you put it on.

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