Since AppleTV only supports HDTV, I think you have your answer.
Shortly after it originally came out I read some blog post about getting it to work with 480i even though the specs don’t mention it, but obviously I’d need to confirm that.
I was in the exact same situation a few weeks ago and I haven’t regretted my WD HD Live purchase for a moment. I use Playback on OS X and it works flawlessly.
Glad to hear it. I’m pretty much convinced that Playback is an essential add-on for improving WDHDL usage with OS X.
Was there any major reason that convinced you to pick WDHDL or just a combination of factors that leaned in its favor?
I’ve wirelessly streamed full 1080p files without skipping a beat and this box has the horse power to play almost anything.
It doesn’t even stutter on the Big Bang Theory opening montage - if you’ve seen it on other boxes you know what I mean.
Funny you’d pick that as an example since I’ll be watching last night’s BBT episode a bit later, though this week I trimmed the opening when editing out the commercials. I don’t recall it stuttering with EyeHome playback in the past but that’s just with a wimpy analog recording. Anyway, I get your point.
Likely I’d be quite satisfied with either player (both being significant upgrades from EyeHome), though might possibly prefer having WDTVL after migrating to HDTV. And even if Apple eventually releases a more compelling aTV that I’d clearly want it’s not like the WDTVL is a major investment that would hurt to replace.
A few hours ago I was favoring aTV a bit more, though your response may have tipped the balance towards WDTVL (again)… thanks?
Maybe I can get 'em both for testing, with liberal return policies …