Yesterday I tried Plex on my Apple TV gen 2 and I wasn’t satisfied. Today I thought I’d try XBMC out instead. I followed the guide found at http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=HOW-TO:Install_XBMC_on_Apple_TV_2 and installed the latest nightly build.
The installation works fine, but there are a few problems. To start with the UI is sluggish and slow compared to my HTPC. Although this isn’t a deal breaker it irritates me and I find it hard to accept. But that’s not the worst, the ATV seems to be unable to send Dolby Digital or DTS sound streams to my reciever, the sound is just disturbing and sounds like a big bowl of sound pollution. Accept 2.0 sound? Don’t think so. And last, when I’m play ing 1080p movies it buffers for 3-4 seconds now and then, this never happens on the HTPC.
So the conclusion is about the same as with Plex, it’s promising… but not there just yet.
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