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The Apple TV 4, released in late 2015, can be used as a frontend for MythTV with a third party app.
==Specifications==
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==Frontend on Apple TV 4==
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[[Image:ATV4 MythTVApp icon 2015Nov.jpg|thumb|left|MythTV frontend for ATV4, icon]]
|'''Processor'''
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|Intel 1.0 GHz Pentium M "Crofton" Processor
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There have been several generations of the Apple TV. The Apple TV 4, late 2015, marks a significant change in the lineup as there is now an app store.  Almost immediately after this version launched, a developer made available an app to playback MythTV recordings.  (Search the app store for "MythTV". The app is so new at this point that the developer doesn't have a web site yet.)  Initial user reports have been quite favourable with success playing US broadcast HD recordings (MPEG2 format) via wifi connection. 
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|'''Graphics'''
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|NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 (64 MB dynamic random access memory)
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A screen shot of the main recordings screen is shown below:
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|'''Memory'''
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[[image:ATV4 MythTVApp RecordingsScreen 2015Nov.jpg|600px||center|MythTV frontend for ATV4, Recordings screen]]
|256 MB of 400 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
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== Previous generations ==
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The Apple TV 3 remains for sale, as of December 2015. Note that this version can NOT install third party apps. It can not easily be used as a frontend for MythTV.
|40 or 160 GB hard disk
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The original Apple TV could be jail broken and have Linux installed. This version has not been sold in several years, however. Guides are available elsewhere on this wiki for installing Linux and running MythTV on the device.
|'''Connectivity'''
 
|USB 2.0 (officially for diagnostic use only, though hackers have managed to allow connectivity of hard disks, mice, and keyboards), infrared receiver, HDMI, and Component Video.
 
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|'''Networking'''
 
|10BASE-T/100BASE-T Ethernet, 802.11 BGN wireless networking (AirPort)
 
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|'''Output'''
 
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*1080p/1080i 60/50 Hz (but maximum video resolution is 720p)
 
*720p 60/50 Hz
 
*576p/576i 50 Hz (PAL)
 
*480p/480i* 60 Hz
 
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|'''Audio'''
 
|S/PDIF digital optical audio, RCA analog stereo audio
 
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|'''Power'''
 
|Built-in universal 48W power supply
 
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|'''Dimensions'''
 
|197x197x28 mm (7.7x7.7x1.1 in)
 
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|'''Weight'''
 
|1.09 kg (2.4 lb)
 
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|colspan="2"|<small>Video and audio cables are not included with Apple TV.<br />*480p is the lowest TV resolution officially supported by Apple; 480i is unofficially supported.</small>
 
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Here are some how-tos written by users
 
*[[Installing MythFrontend on_Apple TV using Gentoo]]
 
*[[Installing MythFrontend on an AppleTV]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 21:58, 6 December 2015

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The Apple TV 4, released in late 2015, can be used as a frontend for MythTV with a third party app.

Frontend on Apple TV 4

MythTV frontend for ATV4, icon

There have been several generations of the Apple TV. The Apple TV 4, late 2015, marks a significant change in the lineup as there is now an app store. Almost immediately after this version launched, a developer made available an app to playback MythTV recordings. (Search the app store for "MythTV". The app is so new at this point that the developer doesn't have a web site yet.) Initial user reports have been quite favourable with success playing US broadcast HD recordings (MPEG2 format) via wifi connection.


A screen shot of the main recordings screen is shown below:

MythTV frontend for ATV4, Recordings screen

Previous generations

The Apple TV 3 remains for sale, as of December 2015. Note that this version can NOT install third party apps. It can not easily be used as a frontend for MythTV.

The original Apple TV could be jail broken and have Linux installed. This version has not been sold in several years, however. Guides are available elsewhere on this wiki for installing Linux and running MythTV on the device.