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Thread: Best HDTV solution?

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    Default Best HDTV solution?
    Hello all, I have a 40" Toshiba LCD 1080p TV (not the best TV out there, but it has a very nice resolution) and I wanted to watch my videos and listen to music through it. So I thought about getting one of those DisplayPort to HDMI adapters, but I've heard that people have a lot of problems with those. I was also looking at the AppleTV (with AirFlick on my iMac to watch ALL of my .avi and .mkv videos) but I don't know if it'd be worth it. I have a huge collection of movies and tv shows, so which one of these options would be better? Or if there are other options out there...? Thanks in advance!
    27" iMac: Quad-Core 2.93GHz i7 & 16GB RAM
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    iPad 2: 32GB iOS 5.1.1 Jailbroken
    iPod Touch 3rd Gen iOS 5.1.1 Jailbroken
    iPod Classic (thick) 160GB

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    AppleTV option would be better if you can jailbreak it. If you can jailbreak it then you could install Plex or XBMC to stream videos from your Mac.

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    I've been reading a lot about Apple TV jailbreaking in the past few days, and as far as I can see, iOS 4.2.1 is not easy to break on it. I think I'll go to a local shop near where live that may have some of them with iOS 4.0/1, since they don't sell them too often. My next purchase will be an Airport Extreme Base Station, but at the moment I can only afford one of the two. So, I guess I'll go for the Apple TV now. Thank you you for your reply.

    Ok, I stumbled upon a few forums/threads with people whining about how hard it is to stream videos to the Apple TV on XBMC, is this true? To be honest I haven't really found specific info about doing so; just the bizarrely ambiguous XBMC online manual. Any help? I'm thinking of getting the AppleTV tomorrow.
    Last edited by iTouch-Warrior; 02-01-2011 at 03:45 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    27" iMac: Quad-Core 2.93GHz i7 & 16GB RAM
    iPhone 4S: 64GB iOS 5.1.1 Jailbroken
    iPad 2: 32GB iOS 5.1.1 Jailbroken
    iPod Touch 3rd Gen iOS 5.1.1 Jailbroken
    iPod Classic (thick) 160GB

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    I have installed XBMC on my AppleTV but have not set it up yet. I used Plex and that worked great for me.

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    Thanks. I guess I have to take it step by step: first, I need to see which iOS my ATV has, then I'll worry about everything else. As far as I've read, XBMC is great but hard to setup; NitoTV is useful for lots of things (but some people claim it is not 100% compatible with ATV2); and Plex is easy to setup.
    Sadly, real-life hit me last night and the few bucks I had stashed away for the ATV have other purpose now, so I'll have to wait a little bit longer. .
    27" iMac: Quad-Core 2.93GHz i7 & 16GB RAM
    iPhone 4S: 64GB iOS 5.1.1 Jailbroken
    iPad 2: 32GB iOS 5.1.1 Jailbroken
    iPod Touch 3rd Gen iOS 5.1.1 Jailbroken
    iPod Classic (thick) 160GB

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