Apple TV adding 4K & HDR capability!

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  1. Sam Posten

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    Yep, being discussed in the apple sub. Come join us, we have cookies!
     
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    Too many apples over there.;)
     
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    Looks good to me ...

    And with a VUDU app now available and Amazon Prime coming, this is now a very competitive streamer!
     
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    What would be the benefit of the extra RAM in the 64GB version for a streaming device?
     
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    The 64GB isn't RAM, it's solid state storage. If you download a movie rather than streaming it for example, it would go there. Both the 32GB and 64GB Apple TV have 3GB of RAM.
     
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    I think the storage is for apps and games. The current version of Apple TV doesn't allow you to download movies to the device. I don't imagine that's changed.
     
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    Thanks. After posting my question, I thought it was probably storage and not RAM. For someone like me who only uses a few apps, I would assume the 32GB version would be sufficient.

    I will wait until the Amazon app is available and also to see how stable the product is before buying one. So far, it seems like every 4K device that hits the market has some bugs upon release.
     
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    For only $20 more I decided to double it to 64.
     
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    If it was a tablet or phone, I would definitely go for the larger storage at that price difference. For a streaming box where I will only need three or four apps, in my case it would probably just be wasting 20 bucks.
     
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    Does this work with regular HD TVs as well? My AppleTV (which is a couple models behind) is starting to get glitchy so I suppose I'm due to upgrade the box, but I'm not planning on upgrading to a 4K TV in the near future.
     
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    I would be very highly surprised if this model doesn't support HD resolutions. As long as you have hdmi you should be all set.

    From the Apple website under "What you need"
    HD or 4K HDR TV
     
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    I ordered my new unit today with the 64 GB.
     
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    What dates did you get? Mine was 10/6 to 10/12 delivery.
     
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    Same time frame!
     
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    Yep, me too.
     
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    Great. You can be a beta tester for some of us! :)
     
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    Both of mine will be release day. Using the store app my order completed in under 20 seconds as all my info was in there already.
     
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    I wonder if it will be quickly selling out at Apple Stores on/after 9/22.
     
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    How do folks decide between 32GB and 64GB? (I bought the smaller of the HD models when I bought last year)
     

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