Originally Posted by cbp2
Question: I have an ATV2 still sitting in a box, waiting to be jailbroken. I have two, one of which I've jailbroken. I was waiting for XBMC to support DVD rips first. But with iOS 4.3 imminent, should I go ahead and JB it? I guess I'm worried about an auto-update when I first plug in the ATV2. I suppose I would jailbreak it before hooking it to the network... anyway, just asking.
Frankly, I wanted to leave it shrink-wrapped in case I decide to sell it. (More on that in my next post.)
It seems to me that you won't get any guaranties when living in the jailbreak world. If you want an XBMC type media player then perhaps you should look at the Boxee Box.
My own ATV's are jail broken and both Plex and XBMC work just fine. However, if they didn't it wouldn't bother me as I bought the ATV for what it did and not for what it wasn't.
Obviously no one is going to tell you what will happen with iOS 4.3. It's not even out. An untethered jailbreak for 4.2.1 is fairly new. Who knows what will happen with 4.3.
I suspect an ATV app store will make much of this a non-issue.
The best place to get XBMC info is on the XBMC forums. The same with Plex.
I can't tell you what to do, but I can suggest that you look into other media players.