How-to post at Lifehacker about Boxee and Appletv

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on January 30, 2009

Interesting post at Lifehacker.com by Kevin Purdy, describing a how-to convert an appleTV into a full featured media center thanks to Boxee.

Read more at Cut the Cable For Good with Boxee and Apple TV

Apple adds HD video donwloads for UK users

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on January 29, 2009

Looks like previous post about Apple TV revamp will start by adding HD Downloads for AppleTV owners in the UK via iTunes.

The first offerings in high def are episodes of the current series of ABC’s Lost, which will be sold for £2.49 each.

This compares to the standard USD $2.99 rates charged for HD downloads on the US version of the Apple digital store.

A season pass will be £41.99.

A free five-minute HD trial is available from the store to give UK users a flavor of what’s on offer.

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It’s time for AppleTV revamp ?

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on January 23, 2009

Apple reaffirmed support for AppleTV after announcing first quarter sales of the digital media receiver were three times higher than for the same period last year.

When asked about AppleTV, acting CEO Tim Cook was fairly emphatic about the device’s future.

“We still consider this a hobby, however, it is clear the movie rental business has helped AppleTV and there are more and more customers who want to try it,” he said.

“We fundamentally believe there is something here for us in the future. We will continue to invest in it.”

Strong video sales also helped the iTunes store to a record quarter.

Source: HDTV.biz-news.com

ATVDigiframe plugin to use AppleTV as a DigitalFrame (updated)

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on January 23, 2009

Based on comments made by the company behind the product to appleTvHacks.net

Our plugin allows to setup any period of time between 2 slides in the “Slideshow” screensaver mode of AppleTV. The time can be set up in 1 second steps from 1 second to 9999 hours. The standard Apple TV application cripples the slideshow mode and only allows 2,3,5,10 or 20 seconds of time between 2 slides, which is not really usable for displaying digital art. Our ATVDigiframe plugin integrates seamlessly and matches the minimalist style of the AppleTV UI.

settimeunit ATVDigiframe plugin to use AppleTV as a DigitalFrame (updated)

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NVIDIA’s Ion For AppleTV?

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on January 20, 2009

Reports are circulating about the likely inclusion of NVIDIA‘s Ion platform in the next AppleTV.

HDTV.biz-news.com repots:

The Ion platform makes use of the 9600M GPU, which can easily decode full HD video. Along with the Ion’s inclusion in AppleTV there is the possibility that it could also be used in the next Mac Mini

More sources seam seem to confirm it.

nitoTV take 2 – For AppleTV Take 2

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on January 12, 2009

nitoTV take 2 version 0.6.4 has been released on Jan 12th 2009.

NitoTV appliance is a front end for the popular mplayer media player perian and Apple’s DVDPlayback.framework (if installed).

You can create/edit playlists and add files or folders of your choice. By now it should support just about any media format. Create afp, nfs and samba mounts (with bonjour support) Install the kextloader, a variety of kexts/frameworks/binaries, perian, mplayer codecs, play nes, snes, genesis, game gear and gameboy advanced roms, view RSS feeds and 3-day Weather forecast, Launch Applications, and much much more!

Click here to read whats new in 0.6.4

Installation instructions and more information can be found at here

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