So, Apple dropped the 40 gig AppleTV and dropped the price of the 160 gig version to that price a few weeks ago. It seems they waited till all the new 40’s had sold and there was nothing to put on clearance. I couldn’t resist picking up a refurb’ed 40 gig for $150. Of course, the plan is to put it in Dalton’s room or the living room. For now, I’ll take it to Jennifer’s house. You need an iTunes server to hold all the video for an AppleTV, which works great with fact that the old G4 Cube has been replaced by the nVidia Mini. Thanks to SuperSync for copying the iTunes library + meta data into the Mini.
The Cube by itself doesn’t have enough storage for the songs plus videos. That’s were the Drobo upgrades come in. Two new 1.5Ts in the big box put two 640gigs in the small box and two 500gigs came out without a home. These two can go in an external box and hold more than enough iTunes library to the Cube for the little AppleTV.
That means that videos aren’t limited to being played at my house. We can watch anything at Jennifer’s too. And it provides an offsite backup. Yay
It seems like my computers have sought to colonize every room in the house and to temporarily “go abroad”.