My AppleTV setup

I’ve been changing my AV system from a Tivo Series 2 connected to cable to an AppleTV 1.0 and Roku XR.

I’m still using the Tivo to download my favorite shows, but I’ve added Toast Titanium with its Tivo Transfer and auto-transcode/transfer to iTunes for the AppleTV. iTunes is configured to copy the TV shows to the AppleTV’s hard drive.

The only thing I missed about my Tivo was the 30 second commercial skip. But I was experimenting with the remote and found that if I hold the forward button instead of press and release, it would skip forward 30 seconds. If I hold the rewind button, it skips back 8 or 10 seconds. It’s PERFECT.

If you have any questions or suggestions to make this hardware setup even more convenient, write a comment and let me know.

One Response to “My AppleTV setup”

  1. Matt DoarNo Gravatar says:

    I tripped over that feature too. Handy!

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