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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:30 am    Post subject: the Apple TV USB port? Reply with quote

What can that USB port be used for when someone really dives into the product after it is out? It said in Tech Specs for service and diagnostics, but possibly an external HDD if someone hacks it or if Apple adds the feature later.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: the Apple TV USB port? Reply with quote

dungeon92 wrote:
It said in Tech Specs for service and diagnostics, but possibly an external HDD if someone hacks it or if Apple adds the feature later.


That's what people are hoping for. I was disappointed when I saw the USB port was only for service and diagnostics. But this tells me one thing. The Apple TV might be really tricky to open and work on.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But I'm sure there will be a determined soul who wants to get in and slap a 200GB 2.5" drive in it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the Apple TV would've been capable of doing 1080p, they could've used that USB port for an external Blu-ray or HD-DVD player in a matching enclosure. That would've been super cool! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had heard that you would be able to connect the iPod with video directly to it and sync content from the iPod with the AppleTV!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LouieMacGoo wrote:
I had heard that you would be able to connect the iPod with video directly to it and sync content from the iPod with the AppleTV!


That sure would help and make alot of sense.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

curt wrote:
external Blu-ray or HD-DVD player in a matching enclosure.


It's a shame they limited the Apple TV to 720p or they could have made something like the Xbox 360 HD DVD player. Although, I'm not sure if they would even if it did 1080. I think Apple is in the business of selling downloads not disks.

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I had heard that you would be able to connect the iPod with video directly to it and sync content from the iPod with the AppleTV!


I haven't heard that one. Is that the latest news?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just wait someone will be able to clone the drive on the apple tv and upgrade the hard drive because if the apple tv is truly a modified version of mac os x then it should be easy to hack
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That port is so I can power the backlight for the mount. Thanks Apple! Laughing
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