I have been running XBMC “Eden” on all of my Apple TV’s for sometime now with out issue, but the other day I noticed there was a new release called Frodo. Frodo brings some fixes, and changes to XBMC so I figured why not stay updated and upgrade all my Apple TV’s. Usually you can login to the Apple TV and issue an apt-get update but since the new version is still a RC you need to enable the pre-release/nightly builds to get it.
Here is my issue, I currently have an xBox 360 in my living room and an AppleTV Take 2 in my bedroom. The xBox streams Netflix as well as videos that I share off of my Linux media server, and the AppleTV only streams videos from the media server via XBMC.
My xBox Live account is about to expire which means I will no longer be able to use Netflix unless I renew which is around $50. This got me thinking that I should just get a new device such as a new AppleTV or a Roku. Getting one of these devices would be cheaper in long run, I just can decide which one to get. So I am looking for some input on this decision. Let me know what you think as it would greatly help, as well as why you would go whichever route.
I have been meaning to post this for some time now but for some odd reason, it has remained in my drafts folder. I picked up a Seagate 1tb FreeAgent USB Drive for my AppleTV around 6 months ago. I tried to format it to HFS and it kept giving me errors. After searching for a few I found the fix for this.
Open Disk Utility
Click on the Partition
Click on the Current Volume Scheme drop-down and select One Partition
Click on the options button and chose either the GUID Partition button or the Apple Partition Map button
Click OK, you can adjust the other options if you so desire
Click Apply, The partition screen should open
After that has completed it will unmount and remount. Upon remount Time Machine might ask you about using the drive for backups, I chose no. Hope this helps anyone that has format issues with their Seagate 1tb FreeAgent.