Apple TV 1
- This is the page for the original Apple TV 1 (silver). For the Apple TV 2/3 (black) see: Apple TV (iOS)
|Apple TV 1|
First generation Apple TV (silver)
Original OS: v9, v10, v11|
Linux: v9, v10, v11, v12, pre-v13
|Released||January 9, 2007|
Original OS: 3.0.2 (custom Mac OS 10.4)|
Linux: OpenELEC, Crystalbuntu
|CPU||Intel Pentium M|
|Storage||40 or 160 HDD (2.5" PATA)|
Original OS: 720i/P|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), 10/100 ethernet, USB 2, HDMI, component video, analog audio, optical audio, infrared (IR)|
Apple TV 1 (silver) is no longer available from Apple, but can be purchased from alternative sources (eBay, kijiji, craigslist, etc.).
1 Installing XBMC
- HOW-TO:Install XBMC on Apple TV 1 - using the original ATV OS (modified Mac OS X), so you keep all the old features and gain XBMC as an application on the menu.
- HOW-TO:Install XBMC on Apple TV 1 (Linux) - Replaces the OS for better performance, and is also required for using versions of XBMC after v11.
2 Frequently Asked Questions
- See: Apple TV 1/FAQ
3.2 Broadcom Crystal HD
Broadcom Crystal HD refers to PCI Express mini cards that do high definition hardware decoding for many video codecs. The cards allow many low-powered systems to handle full bluray quality video, and sometimes more. There are two versions, the BCM970012- a full height mini PCIe card, and the BCM970015- a half height card (can be adapted to full height) mini PCIe card. XBMC supports hardware video decoding on both cards on all desktop OS versions including: Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.
With the USB port enabled on the Apple TV 1, a user can have several devices (USB hubs work great) such as keyboards, mice, hard drives, card readers, IR receivers, bluetooth dongles, wifi dongles, TV tuners, and more.
3.5 Hard drive
Apple TV 1 uses a 2.5 inch PATA hard drive that is easily upgradable. It can also be removed completely, having the ATV1 boot directly from a USB drive, in order to make system even more silent and use less heat/energy (results may vary depending on USB drive).