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#1 beach

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

ok so I'm trying to decide if I wanna hike up for after getting a new TV for my apartment:



an apple tv to go with it with my mountain lion + airparrot for wireless hd dekstop mirroring

or...

getting a ps3 and netflix account to go with it




Which would you go for?

Is there a way to mirror your dekstop wirelessly with the ps3?

#2 Kral

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

Apple is terrible.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

the only real question here is... do you want to play games?

if you do: ps3
if you don't: apple tv

as far as I know there's no way to mirror your desktop wirelessly with a ps3.

<have a ps3.

#4 beach

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

Apple is terrible.


Why so?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

Apple is terrible.


Why so?


Typical comment for Apple hate. Apple makes superior products with high quality but for guys who are programmers and such..sure they suck.

of course i just bypassed the Iphone5 for the S3..Im pretty satisfied so far.

#6 beach

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

Typical comment for Apple hate. Apple makes superior products with high quality but for guys who are programmers and such..sure they suck.

of course i just bypassed the Iphone5 for the S3..Im pretty satisfied so far.


haha I sometimes feel people decide to rip on apple just to rip on apple

It's kinda funny, I just did the opposite on the phone side of things. Had a samsung for 3 years and got an upgrade with Verizon...decided on the iphone this time over the s3.

Anyhoo, I'm leaning towards the Apple TV. I think it'd be cool to play video games again (last game I bought was in like 03') so that's why I'm thinking PS3 but the whole wireless HD mirroring seems way cool.

#7 Kral

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

Why so?


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#8 Kral

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

Typical comment for Apple hate. Apple makes superior products with high quality but for guys who are programmers and such..sure they suck.

of course i just bypassed the Iphone5 for the S3..Im pretty satisfied so far.


Apple's OS is great but the hardware is the cheapest crappiest poo around. Someone who wants a mac would be wise to buy a custom rig (which will be more powerful and much cheaper) and install OSX on it themselves.

They do not make superior products and they do not deal in high quality goods.

Of course there are 100 more reasons why Apple is terrible and if you want to know them then just google it.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

So I guess you're a no on the apple tv option Kral? haha

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

I added an ApleTV to my home theater simply because I ended up with a credit at the Apple Store.

I dont like the way it buffers Netflix content as much as I like the way my XBox handles it but everything else about the device is superior to the XBox/TV/BluRay payer apps that do the same things.


If games are not the issue than Id go Apple TV.

Being able to just push stuff from my IPad/IPhone to the TV is pretty bad ass.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

Apple's OS is great but the hardware is the cheapest crappiest poo around. Someone who wants a mac would be wise to buy a custom rig (which will be more powerful and much cheaper) and install OSX on it themselves.

They do not make superior products and they do not deal in high quality goods.

Of course there are 100 more reasons why Apple is terrible and if you want to know them then just google it.


cheapest and crappiest around?

jesus, compared to what?

#12 beach

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

I added an ApleTV to my home theater simply because I ended up with a credit at the Apple Store.

I dont like the way it buffers Netflix content as much as I like the way my XBox handles it but everything else about the device is superior to the XBox/TV/BluRay payer apps that do the same things.


If games are not the issue than Id go Apple TV.

Being able to just push stuff from my IPad/IPhone to the TV is pretty bad ass.



That was helpful.

I'd probably get like 3 games and play them a decent amount but I'm just not a big video gamer. Probably get Madden, Skate, & Fifa and that's about it. Its been forever since I've owned and actually played video games but it'd be cool to have.

I'm definitely leaning toward the AppleTV idea. Having that, my phone, ipad, and macbook pro all connected to my new tv would be pretty sweet.

#13 Kral

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

So I guess you're a no on the apple tv option Kral? haha


I suppose I am. I'd take the software any day though.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

Get a ps3 or xbox 360 subscribe to hulu plus or netflix and problem solved

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

Got the apple tv today with my new Samsung 46" LED...sh*t is off the hook

My ipad, iphone, and macbook are all connected together now through the tv on the cloud and I have it as my monitor/home theater. Awesome to have given that I organize my movies & tv shows as avi files on the computer. This mirroring is amazing in HD...everything is in hd. With airplay I didn't even have to get that parrot thing. Righteous.


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