What XBMC for Apple TV is lacking

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chuckkay Offline
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Here are the issues I have with XBMC for ATV, I Don't know if these differences are due to limitations of the Apple TV Hardware, or just because of XBMC for ATV being so new. Please correct me if there is a solution to these issues.

1.) Only works with Apple remote has limited functionality 6 buttons + 6 hold button functions. (A huge disappointment - my only real drawback)

2.) attachable DVD Drive (would be great)

3.) Can't play most HD Contact over 720p ( I can live without this feature if other issues were fixed.

4.) on reboot/startup ATV should auto load XBMC (no biggie)

Aside from above issues, I think appleTV would be a great platform for XBMC or Boxee, Although xbox is only $50, getting this sleek & quiet unit (with HDMI) is a great replacement.

That being said I need advise on any Alternative small Boxes that run XBMC Live well so i can ditch my xbox.

I need it to use component out because, Unfortunately all the candidate PC's I see out there don't carry audio on the HDMI cable and therefore I cant use a HDMI switcherbox with my other divices (Tivo HD & Xbox 360) so I plan on using a component switchbox (Red Blue Green + Red & White) and I cant seem to find a box that has Component out.
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chuckkay Wrote:Here are the issues I have with XBMC for ATV, I Don't know if these differences are due to limitations of the Apple TV Hardware, or just because of XBMC for ATV being so new. Please correct me if there is a solution to these issues.

1.) Only works with Apple remote has limited functionality 6 buttons + 6 hold button functions. (A huge disappointment - my only real drawback)

2.) attachable DVD Drive (would be great)

3.) Can't play most HD Contact over 720p ( I can live without this feature if other issues were fixed.

4.) on reboot/startup ATV should auto load XBMC (no biggie)

Aside from above issues, I think appleTV would be a great platform for XBMC or Boxee, Although xbox is only $50, getting this sleek & quiet unit (with HDMI) is a great replacement.

That being said I need advise on any Alternative small Boxes that run XBMC Live well so i can ditch my xbox.

I need it to use component out because, Unfortunately all the candidate PC's I see out there don't carry audio on the HDMI cable and therefore I cant use a HDMI switcherbox with my other divices (Tivo HD & Xbox 360) so I plan on using a component switchbox (Red Blue Green + Red & White) and I cant seem to find a box that has Component out.

1) working on that Smile

2) search for "AppleTV enable USB device support"

3) Find 720p content that is not encoded with ridiculous encoding rates or transcode.

4) Wait for later today Smile


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