Hi guys, before I squander £100 on apple tv. Would I be able to connect to my onkyo receiver for surround sound rather than go through my tv speakers.Cheers Paul
It works fine on my Onkyo TX-SR608. I have all my sources (Echostar HDS-600RS Freesat HD receiver, AppleTV, Boxee Box media player, LG Blu-ray player) plugged into the amp & then from the amp to the TV.Hi guys, before I squander £100 on apple tv. Would I be able to connect to my onkyo receiver for surround sound rather than go through my tv speakers.Cheers Paul
Unless you are heavily committed to converting everything to Apple-friendly formats & keeping it all in iTunes then there are much better value for money media players about. Boxee Box is easily the best media player that I have ever used & I have been doing this stuff for years with computers (PC & Mac), XBMC & standalone players. The WDTV TV Live player is cheap, plays everything but has a rudimentary interface. The WDTV TV Live Media Hub also plays everything but has a very attractive interface.Cheers Nigel. Thanks for the reply. May take it back to be honest. I've got free sat hd and free view hd, as well as sky hd and then there's all the apps on the tv, blu-ray player and Xbox. Plus half the stuff on ATV is on my iPad and iPhone. I think it's a bit of a waste of money in my opinion.
It's very good indeed. XBMC was the ancient ancestor of both Boxee & Plex. Boxee like Plex has been developed as a proper project by a dedicated team of developers rather than an anarchic open source project. This means that there are not the rough edges & inconsistencies in the UI that plague such software. Originally there were software only versions that ran on OS X & Windows but I think that they are now discontinued. I like the simplicity of dedicated hardware that 'just works'. There is also a version of Boxee for the iPad.It's the GUI that lets a lot of ATV competitors down. What's it like on the Boxee Box?