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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Setting up AppleTV - how long? Mike's video

A little OOBE (Out Of Box Experience) video I took of unboxing and hooking up my new AppleTV.

This is just Part 1, getting it out of the box (yep, that's the first time I opened it), plugged in, powered up, and connected to a network.

I talk while unpacking about various pros and cons and issues as we go. The descriptions take a little longer, but I'd pre-strung my toslink and HDMI cables, so it is about a wash.

I'll finish up the tour and other parts later - it's LATE!

-mike

12 comments:

Dennis said...

Hi Mike,

this is a very nice video about the unpacking & connecting. I'm excited for the next video an a little tour through Apple TV! ;)

PS. This video is good for Apple - when I see more of it I think I want this one, too! Greetings from rainy Germany.

Duffy said...

It's incredibly easy to set up. The entire process, minus syncing, took less than 12 minutes. I was skeptical when I purchased it, but so far I really am enjoying it.

Does anyone have any idea why Apple limited the native format support? It seems they should have supported everything that will play natively in iTunes and Quicktime. Maybe a software upgrade will enable this?

APPLE, ENABLE THIS!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video. In the next one could you show playing music tracks then skipping to the next song, In the keynote there was a cool transition that I have not seen it in any of the other videos because people are not playing more than 1 song. Also can you click the update software in the settings, to see how the interface for that looks? Congrats on the AppleTV and the Alesis monitors are sick.

Cheers,
Caleb

Alex said...

HI Mike,

nice video from your setup and from setup the AppleTV. But please do change your encryption from your Wireless to WPA ;) haha
WEP is quite unsecure ...

and btw, which Sony do you use ? Is this a LCD or Plasma ?

cheers from germany

Mike Curtis said...

Duffy - I think part of it is because they were so specific in their support of H.264 - they are relying on the GPU, not the wimpy 1 GHz Merom CPU, to do the heavy lifting of decoding. If they add other codec support, it'd be decoding on CPU most likely - and that wouldn't work very well. I could see MPEG-2 working well IF the proper drivers were in place to get acceleration from the GPU. In a major stretch, Windows Media 9 might be GPU acceleratable, but Apple doesn't hardware GPU accelerate that in OS X, so I doubt they'd add support for The Other Guy here only.

Caleb - yep, I'll get there.

Alex - is the 60" something something A2000, last year's model SXRD rear projection unit, I blogged about it and my selection of it on HDforIndies.com in the last month or so when I got it - around Feb 20th or so.

Thanks to all for contributing to my new venture!

I'm having fun with this.

-mike

Anonymous said...

Kinda boring, mike ;-)

Mike Curtis said...

Anonymous above - I'll be sure to have a Massive Space Kung Fu Battle with Girl Kitty * in the next one.

;p

-mike

* (Girl Kitty is my 17 year old cat)

smokeonit said...

mike, using wep encrypt. is not really safe...

use wpa2!!!! wep can be hacked in miuntes by the script kiddies!!!!

smoke

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