Yesterday I didn’t spend much time with my AppleTV. I had too many other things to do. It also doesn’t help that there really isn’t much that I watch on Monday or Tuesday nights.
I have been encoding everything I can find with Visual Hub, however, to maximize the content on my AppleTV.
I do have one more pretty heavy gripe that I think needs to be mentioned. I hate the fact that I can’t move video over to the AppleTV hard dive and just leave it there. By that, I mean that, if I move it off to external storage so it’s out of the iTunes content index, then when the device syncs, it deletes that content…I just hate that I have to double up the storage space. I wish I could leave 40 gigs of video on the AppleTV, and keep that 40 gigs off my Macbook Pro.
Now, maybe I’m an idiot, and I’m just doing something wrong…if that’s the case, please point it out to me.
I’m also seriously considering getting the Airport Extreme. I wrote about my troubles with upgrading to 802.11n in a previous post, but I had convinced myself that I didn’t need to spend that $175 bucks…but the more I transfer these large files to my external hard drive, the more I think, “boy, I need to speed this up.”
Does anyone have any speed numbers on how much faster 802.11n will transfer files wirelessly?