Talk:AppleTV Take 2

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Apple TV has new firmware, a new interface and a raft of new features! We need to know where we can download the image of this firmware, so we can start taking it apart!

--Simplicity 20:11, 15 January 2008 (CET)


Apple also announced that the free Apple TV software update enabling movie rentals is not quite finished and will now be available in another week or two. [Jan 30, 2008] Apple's site. 19:14, 30 January 2008 (CET)~

If you did archive install (where it saves your previous system) when you installed leopard, with some tweaks to the createPatchstick script to copy the files from /Previous System.localized/<datestamp>, it can be made to work. But I still had some problems getting ssh to work (my archived previous system was 10.4.11). I ended up modifying the launchd script on the patchstick to mount the recovery partition, overwrite the recovery image with a 1.0 OS.dmg (my @tv came with 1.1), then factory restore'd and then finally ran the patchstick again against 1.0...

Has anyone thought of the possibility that AppleTV Take 2 is based on Leopard rather that Tiger, if it is it would probably mean anything not included that was kept on the system from 1.0 would probably not work

PartyMarty 07:39, 21 January 2008 (CET)

This is something we've been hoping to see since the last update... Given the features of the new Take 2 interface, it looks like its Leopard-based. This is very likely as it would concentrate their codebase for OS X-based products. Also—in the past, the update has overwritten the OSBoot partition with the new version. I don't see this changing with the Take 2 update.

Maraklov 23:59, 21 January 2008 (CET)

I could see  throwing in some hot CoreAnimation action like they did on the iPhone and now have in Leopard. Let's hope. ProfessaFresh 02:28, 22 January 2008 (CET)

Apple locking down the AppleTV even more ?

If you look at the iTunes Store Terms of Service you find the following passus:

"(aa) [...] Movies in high definition resolution (HD) are viewable only on TVs using your Apple TV and must be downloaded directly to your Apple TV. Movies are viewable only on one device at a time."

This looks to me like they will take more care locking down the AppleTV so people can't exploit the System to extract the HD media files. What do you guys think?


I haven't checked out the update yet but I would guess the following: Updates to the core frameworks, etc. IE what happened with the last updated. I expect that current addons will have to be updated to work once again, and the ssh hacks re-applied. As far as the movie contents, there is no reason for them to add any more security to the software. Any movies obtained through itunes will be encrypted and the same way they are on a computer. In general, I just don't see a reason for apple to lock down the os, as it not easy (While, not that it's hard, but you do have to open the case, and know what you are doing) and even a hacked Atv won't provide decrypted movie contents.

--Dr Omega 21:19, 4 February 2008 (CET)


the update is out!!!!!!

enjoy :D

USB port not shutting down?

Just upgraded to take2. I plugged in two different flash drives and a HDD, and to my surprise they all had their activity lights light up, which indicates they're receiving power. on 1.x, I don't recall seeing this happen. I doubt it, but could this mean AirDisk for TimeMachine? (sidenote, mounted network shares now show up in my timemachine prefs when I hit "Choose Disk.") Can anyone with 1.x confirm/deny the USB non-shutdown-on-boot? Am I being retardedly optimistic?