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    Default Apple TV 4 now available

    A bit more than the guesstimate. $239 and $349. But with the recent $ adjustment that's seems about right. Bloody Aussie dollar. Still will grab the 64gb one. At least we get the proper remote down under.
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    Ludicrous pricing here in NZ $299 and $399 and no drop in price for the old model.

    I'll spend my money on a couple more Raspberry Pi's and run Plex instead for media

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    agreed xbox one is much better value and is cheap, APPLE TV is a complete fail for Australians and NZers you can get xbox one now for $349 dollars ! it makes the apple TV look like a JOKE, you can run plex ON XBOX ONE, run any media to it, it upscales , has blue ray player and it plays kick arse games... whats the apple TV do ??? not much !!!
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    Not cheap! 32GB model is 1.81 x that of US price, 64GB model is 1.75 x that of US price. 1 $US currently buys 1.39 $Aus.

    I think I'll wait until the reviews of real use come out and see if the 32 GB will do me. Hope Plex and catch-up TV apps arrive soon as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadKiwi View Post
    Ludicrous pricing here in NZ $299 and $399 and no drop in price for the old model.

    I'll spend my money on a couple more Raspberry Pi's and run Plex instead for media
    Ha! The main feature I'm looking forward to is finally being able to run Plex (instead of PlexConnect). :P Secondary feature I'm looking forward to is Infuse or similar apps. Then more catchup services maintained regularly similarly to how iOS apps are.

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveClark View Post
    Hope Plex and catch-up TV apps arrive soon as well.
    There's confirmed at least one (probably more) third party Plex clients submitted. The Plex twitter account tweeted something that suggests they'll be ready at launch too. iMore (or someone) asked who would be ready for reviews on launch day, Plex responded saying them - though they could just be planning to get a prerelease/dev testing version to iMore for said review. So between that and me presuming XML apps on the ATV3 will be ported over, I should be set to switch over to the ATV4 as soon as mine arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bastard Sheep View Post
    Ha! The main feature I'm looking forward to is finally being able to run Plex (instead of PlexConnect). :P Secondary feature I'm looking forward to is Infuse or similar apps. Then more catchup services maintained regularly similarly to how iOS apps are.



    There's confirmed at least one (probably more) third party Plex clients submitted. The Plex twitter account tweeted something that suggests they'll be ready at launch too. iMore (or someone) asked who would be ready for reviews on launch day, Plex responded saying them - though they could just be planning to get a prerelease/dev testing version to iMore for said review. So between that and me presuming XML apps on the ATV3 will be ported over, I should be set to switch over to the ATV4 as soon as mine arrives.
    Me too. For a good Plex it will be worth it alone. InFuse is quite nice but I always go back to Plex. It just looks a lot nicer an it's metadata collecting is way better. Got some really odd choices with inFuse. Also if Plex occasionally gets it wrong it's very easy to correct. The only problem I've had with PlexConnect is if you turn on your VPN it loses connection and have to turn off the VPN. Then log out and log back in to Plex.
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    I use Infuse on my iDevices for things my ATV uses "Home Videos" for. I'll be glad to be rid of the "Home Videos" section in Plex and just using Infuse or some other program that can browse the LAN. Hoping LiveStream.com get a client up and running before the next AIHL season starts.

    Quote Originally Posted by PCKid View Post
    Me too. For a good Plex it will be worth it alone. InFuse is quite nice but I always go back to Plex. It just looks a lot nicer an it's metadata collecting is way better. Got some really odd choices with inFuse. Also if Plex occasionally gets it wrong it's very easy to correct. The only problem I've had with PlexConnect is if you turn on your VPN it loses connection and have to turn off the VPN. Then log out and log back in to Plex.
    Give the Plex/PlexConnect host a static IP, specify the IP's to use in settings.cfg and atvsettings.cfg, Bob's your uncle. I've always got a VPN running on my Plex/PlexConnect server, so the autodetect tended to pick up the VPN IP's rather than the LAN IP's until I did this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bastard Sheep View Post

    Give the Plex/PlexConnect host a static IP, specify the IP's to use in settings.cfg and atvsettings.cfg, Bob's your uncle. I've always got a VPN running on my Plex/PlexConnect server, so the autodetect tended to pick up the VPN IP's rather than the LAN IP's until I did this.
    thanks for that. But where are those two configure files kept?
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    Unfortunately its a no go from me. $349 is too much for a deice that is already outdated for my needs (No 4K)
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    Can't say I see myself paying that much for an Apple TV. Also really interested in just how expensive the iPad Pro will be when it prices.

    Think i I can survive with my current gen Apple TV and streaming from the iPad when I need it.
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    Yep, Apple is all about profit and mediocre products now. They no longer produce items with the 'wow factor' (other than - wow that is expensive!).

    This long time Apple user won't be spending any more of his hard earned cash on Apple gear.

    Case in point why get an Apple TV for Plex at $299 NZ when I can get a $89 Raspberry Pi 2 that will do it just as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadKiwi View Post
    Yep, Apple is all about profit and mediocre products now. They no longer produce items with the 'wow factor' (other than - wow that is expensive!).

    This long time Apple user won't be spending any more of his hard earned cash on Apple gear.

    Case in point why get an Apple TV for Plex at $299 NZ when I can get a $89 Raspberry Pi 2 that will do it just as well.
    i agree, Apple is not what it was.

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    I'm not saying the new Apple TV is good value (it isn't) but the XBox one isn't perfect either.

    There's still no Presto client for it, Bigpond movies aren't available on it and other Aus specific stuff is missing too.

    Instead I spent $109 and bought a Telstra Roku 2 which gives me STAN, Presto unmetered (I use Presto more than Netflix), it's got Bigpond Movies (unmetered) and it's got 3 Aus catch up TV services (soon to be all 5).

    Given that I'm on a Telstra only exchange I don't get many high quota decent ISP choices so unmetered and Telstra is a decent combination.
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    That right there is why there's so many devices. No one device is perfect. No one device suits everyone. Horses for courses. Look at what they offer, what you want out of a device and get the one that best suits you.

    For me AirPlay is essential. I made that decision after a lot of reading around and before I even got an ATV3 and it's just been confirmed since getting an ATV3. PlexConnect filled a gap in the ATV3 that dedicated apps will fill better, and dedicated apps will also mean less need to use AirPlay but it will still be a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bastard Sheep View Post
    That right there is why there's so many devices. No one device is perfect. No one device suits everyone. Horses for courses. Look at what they offer, what you want out of a device and get the one that best suits you.

    For me AirPlay is essential. I made that decision after a lot of reading around and before I even got an ATV3 and it's just been confirmed since getting an ATV3. PlexConnect filled a gap in the ATV3 that dedicated apps will fill better, and dedicated apps will also mean less need to use AirPlay but it will still be a must.
    Slightly unrelated but since ios 9 whenever i try to use airplay to my ATV 2 all I get is audio. Can't find a lot googling it but seems i'm not alone.
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    I'm thinking a 32Gb model will suit me for my needs. I have a 60" 4K display in the lounge/media room, and am very disappointed that Apple failed to offer 4K in this iteration of the Apple TV- I have read that the hardware in the Apple TV is capable and potentially 4K might come in an OS upgrade....I doubt it though, what would they have to offer in an AppleTV 5?

    Went to an Apple store today and they didn't have any stock as at about midday...might try my luck tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supafly View Post
    I'm thinking a 32Gb model will suit me for my needs. I have a 60" 4K display in the lounge/media room, and am very disappointed that Apple failed to offer 4K in this iteration of the Apple TV- I have read that the hardware in the Apple TV is capable and potentially 4K might come in an OS upgrade....I doubt it though, what would they have to offer in an AppleTV 5?

    Went to an Apple store today and they didn't have any stock as at about midday...might try my luck tomorrow.
    The Apple TV 4 can theoretically support 4K at 30p, but it doesn't have HDMI 2.0 so theres no full 4K at 60p.

    Its all about making some more money out of the Apple TV 5, sadly at the expense of those who would like some sort of future proofing, or who already own a 4K TV.
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    I wonder if the AFL TV Subscription will be available for the new Apple TV. Can anyone confirm it is available on other platforms? Last season I mirrored it from my iPod Touch. Usually fine but sometimes unwatchable.
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