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Hey all,

I have recently purchsed an ATV3, with the hopes of jailbreaking it. My tv is a 720p plasma. I'm assuming since my tv is 720p, it doesn't matter if I have 1080p or 720p, it will be output as 720p regardless.

My question is this...I have the option to trade it for an ATV2, which I can jailbreak right now. Should I keep the 1080p ATV3 and wait for the jailbreak to come out, or should I go ahead and swap for the ATV2. I mainly plan to use this for Netflix, and XBMC (once jailbroken) to stream from other sites. I don't plan on doing alot of streaming of 1080p files across my local network.

Any thoughts, tips, wishes, hopes, dreams, prayers?

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Hey all,
I have recently purchsed an ATV3, with the hopes of jailbreaking it. My tv is a 720p plasma. I'm assuming since my tv is 720p, it doesn't matter if I have 1080p or 720p, it will be output as 720p regardless.
My question is this...I have the option to trade it for an ATV2, which I can jailbreak right now. Should I keep the 1080p ATV3 and wait for the jailbreak to come out, or should I go ahead and swap for the ATV2. I mainly plan to use this for Netflix, and XBMC (once jailbroken) to stream from other sites. I don't plan on doing alot of streaming of 1080p files across my local network.
Any thoughts, tips, wishes, hopes, dreams, prayers?
Thanks
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ATV3 isn't jailbroken yet, and probably won't be for a long long long while. So, if you want XBMC + Apple TV, I would suggest to get the ATV2. Just be warn that you will not get any HD sound from this set up.

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I would suggest getting the ATV2 and then turn around and sell it since people are getting upwards of $300 for them from what I read. Buy the ATV3 and pocket the extra or buy a better more versatile player.
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I would suggest getting the ATV2 and then turn around and sell it since people are getting upwards of $300 for them from what I read. Buy the ATV3 and pocket the extra or buy a better more versatile player.

Agreed. If you can get a ATV 2 get one. Awesome with XBMC.
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