Modifying the AppleTV

I absolutely adore my AppleTV. About 2 years ago I bought the 140gb version and have never looked back. I love how it seamlessly lets me watch HD TV and movies. What I hate, though, is that everything costs at least $.99. This irritates me because so much of the TV shows available online now through Hulu or CBS are totally free, unless you’re watching them on the AppleTV. Then cha-ching, you pay for them.

So, I went in search of a way to get those great shows on my ATV. I found this nifty little site which talks about how to add the ability to watch Hulu and other networks through the silver box.

http://dannyruchtie.nl/index.php/2009/07/hacking-apple-tv-tutorial/

It works really easily, although the video is a little pixellated and choppy at times.

Now, as soon as somebody figures out how to turn the AppleTV into a DVR, I’ll never have to leave my couch!!