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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:46 am    Post subject: Hackersmovie's ATV set up in the new home.... Reply with quote

So, here it is, tell me what you think:















Yup! That's a 750GB Seagate HD in a OWC enclosure connected to the ATV! Then there is my Logitech Z-5450 Surround and the Pace Micro HD PVR! oh, yeah and my baby, a Panasonic 42" Plasma!

Comment at will. . . .
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice clean setup Cool Custom shelving? Wish I was allowed to mount mine like that.

You should look for some white cables, make them blend in more to the wall.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, that looks totally awesome! Cool

I love the shelves and how they are positioned. Where did you get them? Beautiful job with the wiring and outlets as well. That second picture really shows it off. Nice job man!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fantastic! I'd love to be able to do that, but, my small children would rip them off the wall in seconds! Very Happy

Rookie question: how have you got that 750Gb drive attached? Does it contain all your movie files? I've got mine on external drives attached to my mini and then stream what won't fit on the ATV. Would be cool if I could keep them all on a secondary drive attached directly to the ATV (therefore never having to wirelessly stream over my slow network) as I never watch them on the mini.

Good work!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job Hacker! You should start doing custom Apple TV installs. Smile

How long did it take you to set everything up?

I believe that Hacker is using aTV Flash gibmini. It opens up the USB port for external storage.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks g5g5. I've seen loads of posts about that, but I must admit that I didn't look too closely as I assumed it was just for playing different file formats. I will revisit this now.

Cheers!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been to the link g5g5. Looks pretty fantastic. Are there any downsides to getting it?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_Tex wrote:
Where did you get them?


I made them myself with 3/4" MDF and aluminum angle. I made each one for the specific component then I mounted them using 3/16" toggle bolts.

Thanks for the compliments!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gibmini wrote:
Looks fantastic! I'd love to be able to do that, but, my small children would rip them off the wall in seconds! Very Happy


I have a 3yr old and a 10yr old. Once I finished I told them if they touched anything on "my" wall I would break their A_ _ ! So far so good!

gibmini wrote:
Rookie question: how have you got that 750Gb drive attached? Does it contain all your movie files? I've got mine on external drives attached to my mini and then stream what won't fit on the ATV. Would be cool if I could keep them all on a secondary drive attached directly to the ATV (therefore never having to wirelessly stream over my slow network) as I never watch them on the mini.

Good work!


It is connected via USB. I am using ATVFlash to accomplish this. It contains a lot of my movie files but, also, TV Shows and tons of other misc. video stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
Nice job Hacker! You should start doing custom Apple TV installs. Smile

How long did it take you to set everything up?

I believe that Hacker is using aTV Flash gibmini. It opens up the USB port for external storage.


Total time from laying it all out to final screw turn was about 8 hours. That doesn't include actually making the custom shelves. They took about 3 hours to make.

Total cost for the shelves was about $26! I found scrap wood at my folks house so all I had to buy was the aluminum angle, carriage bolts, toggle bolts and aluminum flat bar.

Correct indeed! I am using ATFlash, it works great (even with iTunes 8 Wink ) and putting movies on it is easy, peasy with Cyberduck.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think then that I need to seriously look at it...thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you play Video TS folders with ATV Flash?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelSpinners wrote:
Can you play Video TS folders with ATV Flash?


Darn near any format you like. Yes! You can play Video_TS files I have a few on there as well. Check out there site for more info. It's a great little bit of software.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw your setup in the gallery. It looks really nice.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really awesome man! Cool
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