Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Hampton, GA USA
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So if I buy one of these new Apple TVs and jailbreak it to install XBMC would I be able to stream full bitrate bluray ISO and MKV rips over my local network? I figure HD audio might be out of the question since XBMC doesn't support it natively yet but would it be possible to install the necessary filters on an Apple TV install of XBMC or would Windows 7 still be required?
I have a Dune D1 running yaDIS and a Boxee Box right now but if I could get XBMC on my main TV for a reasonable price instead of having to pay for a full HTPC or building one myself, I think I would just cancel DirecTV, move the Boxee Box to the bedroom, and move the WDTV Live to my workout room. Then I could use XBMC on the main TV and the Dune D1 if I ever wanted to use the bluray menus or for stuff the Apple TV might not play.
I really like the XBMC UI and even though yaDIS presents a reasonable facsimile, it's still not close enough and the Boxee Box is only usable for anime viewing from the Files section and apps due to buffering and library issues that turned me off from using the TV Shows and Movies sections. Getting an AppleTV with XBMC and installing Hulu and maybe signing up for Netflix would save me about $80 a month.
Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand.