XBMC on Apple TV2, iPad and iPhone 4...wow!

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  1. pilehave
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    The guys @ XBMC just released XBMC for the above Apple products:
    You asked for it: XBMC for AppleTV2, iPad, iPhone4. | XBMC

    With ATV2 you have suddenly a $99 FullHD streamer. For us folks back in Europe, the ATV2 is almost double the price, but still...much cheaper than Boxee.

    Still, I'll personally hang on to MediaPortal :)


     
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    I wonder if it would be possible to make a ATV2 MP client vers? :)
     
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    I guess that will not happen due to the focus on windows & dx.

    But, the xbmc team is developing a MP TV Server frontend and if that works, having a 99$ box that delivers all of that!
     
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    I thought it only did 720p output? Or was that the ATV1?
     
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    It seems like XBMC scales down to 720p. Bugger :(
     
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    Yeah, just looked it up myself. Could've been the best 99$ mediaplayer out there. Wouldn't have bought it myself. I have an adversity to apple and a fondness for mediaportal :D
     
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    I have the AppleTV2 and have it running XBMC
    That works fine, but lately I have been trying to get the Live TV from Mediaportal to come thru to the ATV2.
    I have the XBMC TVServer runing on MPTVServer and have the plugin on the ATV2. I can get the channels to show up but cant get the Live TV to come thru
    ANy one have any thoughts or experience with this?
    Not worried about the 720 vs 1080, because its running on a 24 Inch LED in the bedroom and at any rate unless your sitting within 10 feet of a large screen TV you can not tell the difference.

    Any help appreciated on getting live TV with Mediaportal
     
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    i heard about this ... come to find out its true ... one question ( kinda noobish) but this gives the atv the ability to use decode more file formats ?

    as in evrything i use in xmbc now i can watch on a apple tv ?

    :sorry:(sorry for the dumb question) but i dont do APPLE product AT ALL lol so i know almost nothing about the atv, boxee i can tell u about inside and out .. lol
     
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    Thats correct.
    AFter installing the XBMC onto the ATV2 you maintain the standard Apple menu but have the extra XBMC Selection.

    With XBMC installed you can watch anything you have on your normal XBMC Server, plus there are other items you can download with the likes of internet TV, OnDemand etc.
    If you have MythTV installed on a Server you can stream live TV to it ( Havent Tried it but might try that this weekend)

    All in all makes for a pretty cheap client. Just wished the Mediaportal TV server could be connected to it!
     
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