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Only 10/100 ethernet on ATV!! What gives?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Only 10/100 ethernet on ATV!! What gives? Reply with quote

Alright, I am now completely confused. Apple debuts a networkable device with a subpar ethernet connection? I am in the middle of re doing my network and was at the 10/100 VS. 10/100/1000 crossroad when I thought:

"Well, what ever the ATV has is what I should go with"

Then I went to Apple's site and found this:

Apple wrote:

Ports and interfaces

HDMI (video and audio)7
Component video
Optical audio
Analog RCA stereo audio
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
USB 2.0
802.11n wireless networking6
Built-in IR receiver (works with included Apple Remote)


Is it just me or hasn't Apple been using Gigabit Ethernet for some time now? What gives on the inferior networking on a brand new device intended for use on a network!!!

My brain hurts.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that always bummed me out, but at least it has 802.11n. I have a feeling that most people are using it wirelessly anyways. I don't have an ethernet cable or jack close to my home entertainment system.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

max Blu ray bit rate is 40 mbps
100bT enet is 100 mbps
Apple TV is 100 mbps



that is enough bandwidth to handle two full resolution Blu ray streams. So, full duplex 100bT = 2 full Blu ray streams in and 2 full streams out.

You break it down to iTMS HD bitrates (around 5 mbps) and all of a sudden that is 20 streams...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sandor wrote:
max Blu ray bit rate is 40 mbps
100bT enet is 100 mbps
Apple TV is 100 mbps



that is enough bandwidth to handle two full resolution Blu ray streams. So, full duplex 100bT = 2 full Blu ray streams in and 2 full streams out.

You break it down to iTMS HD bitrates (around 5 mbps) and all of a sudden that is 20 streams...



Quite right.

My point was more that Apple has been using Gigabit Ethernet on everything else so it seemed strange they would bring a new device to market with a slower wired networking capability. While I understand that it is "enough", It is unlike Apple to take a "step backward", especially when it comes to user ports.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps they're trying to slowly edge away from wired networking, as Apple's always been really big on wireless networking.
Maybe they should offer some kind of "buy an ATV and get a discount on an airport router" deal.

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