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I thought it'd be a good idea to start off this forum with a list of all the hardware info we can gather - pictures, hardware ID numbers, etc. Post your info in this thread and I'll update this first post as necessary.

 

Hardware:

  • 1.0GHz Intel Pentium M-based "Crofton" CPU, based on SSE2 Dothan model # 7645A966 0159
  • NVIDIA G72M graphics with 64MB DDR2 memory
  • 256MB of 400MHz DDR2

Software:

  • Modified version of OS X 10.4.7 along with some 10.4.9 kexts

Firmware:

  • Apple TV uses EFI, based on the presence of the hard drive in GUID map.

Communication:

  • TCP port 3689 is used to communicate with iTunes while using the iTunes Library Sharing feature.
  • UDP port 5353 is used by Apple TV for automatically finding computers with iTunes on your network using Bonjour.
  • TCP port 80 and 443 are used for basic and secure communications with the iTunes Store via the Internet.

Formats:

  • H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): Up to 5 Mbps, Progressive Main Profile (CAVLC) with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels at 24 fps, 960 by 540 pixels at 30 fps)
  • iTunes Store purchased video: 320 by 240 pixels or 640 by 480 pixels
  • MPEG-4: Up to 3 Mbps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 720 by 432 pixels at 30 fps)

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(from Apple Insider and other places)

 

1.0GHz Intel Pentium M-based "Crofton" CPU, based on Dothan. model # 7645A966 0159 (SSE2, so many OS X basics to add will probably need to be from hacked binaries we use now)

 

NVIDIA G72M graphics with 64MB DDR2 memory

 

256MB of 400MHz DDR2

 

 

 

Also, from apple:

* TCP port 3689 is used to communicate with iTunes while using the iTunes Library Sharing feature.

* UDP port 5353 is used by Apple TV for automatically finding computers with iTunes on your network using Bonjour.

* TCP port 80 and 443 are used for basic and secure communications with the iTunes Store via the Internet.

 

Why would the Apple TV need a secure connection to the iTunes Store?

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I just got my ?TV yesterday. I will replace the HD to one i have ( 100GB ). I also have new Airpot Extreme and have my entire iTunes library in a USB hard disk plugged on it.

 

Im wondering if we can create an Alias on ?TV to read the files directly.. so we dont need to worry about space there.

 

I will try it when i back from work tonight.

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kextstat on an Apple TV, from the somethingawful thread:

 

 

bash-2.05b# kextstat 
Index Refs Address	Size	   Wired	  Name (Version) <Linked Against>
 1	1 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.kernel (8.8.2)
 2   19 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.kpi.bsd (8.8.2)
 3   34 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.kpi.iokit (8.8.2)
 4   34 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.kpi.libkern (8.8.2)
 5   30 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.kpi.mach (8.8.2)
 6   17 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.kpi.unsupported (8.8.2)
 7	1 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.iokit.IONVRAMFamily (8.8.2)
 8	1 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.driver.AppleNMI (8.8.2)
 9	1 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.iokit.IOSystemManagementFamily (8.8.2)
10	1 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.iokit.ApplePlatformFamily (8.8.2)
11   22 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.kernel.6.0 (7.9.9)
12	1 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.kernel.bsd (7.9.9)
13	1 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.kernel.iokit (7.9.9)
14	1 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.kernel.libkern (7.9.9)
15	1 0x0		0x0		0x0		com.apple.kernel.mach (7.9.9)
16   16 0x52c000   0x10000	0xf000	 com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily (2.1) <11>
17	8 0x542000   0x4000	 0x3000	 com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily (1.2.0) <11>
18	1 0xb4a000   0x3d000	0x3c000	com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform (1.0.6) <17 16 11 6 3>
19	3 0x584000   0x1b000	0x1a000	com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily (1.4.6) <16 6 5 4 3>
20   11 0x54f000   0x1a000	0x19000	com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily (2.8.5) <6 5 4 3>
21	0 0x6a4000   0x2000	 0x1000	 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBSupport (2.8.5) <20 4 3>
22	0 0xb06000   0x5000	 0x4000	 com.apple.BootCache (27.0.80) <6 5 4 3 2>
23	2 0xbe4000   0x32000	0x31000	com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily (1.4.9) <6 5 4 3 2>
24	1 0xca3000   0xb000	 0xa000	 com.apple.driver.AppleSMC (1.1.0d5) <20 17 6 5 4 3>
25	0 0xcb8000   0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X (6.0.1) <24 6 4 3 2>
26	1 0x576000   0xe000	 0xd000	 com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily (2.6.0d1) <11>
27	0 0xb42000   0x8000	 0x7000	 com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin (2.6.0d1) <26 17 16 11 5 4 3>
28	0 0xca0000   0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC (1.2.0) <11>
29	0 0xd17000   0x4000	 0x3000	 com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS (1.0.12) <11>
30	0 0xc9d000   0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPCI (1.0.6) <18 17 16 11>
31	0 0xb90000   0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleHPET (1.0.0d1) <17 6 5 4 3>
32	0 0x5cd000   0x5000	 0x4000	 com.apple.driver.AppleRTC (1.0.3) <17 5 4 3 2>
33	1 0x546000   0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime (1.0.4) <17 6 5 4 3>
34	2 0x6d3000   0x6000	 0x5000	 com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily (1.2.5a10) <5 4 3 2>
35	0 0xd10000   0x7000	 0x6000	 com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController (1.2.5a10) <34 16 5 4 3 2>
36	0 0xaf8000   0xe000	 0xd000	 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI (2.6.5) <20 16 5 4 3>
37	0 0x5ae000   0x12000	0x11000	com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI (2.6.5) <20 16 5 4 3>
38	0 0xb3f000   0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleTCOWatchdog (1.0.13) <16 6 5 4 3>
39	0 0xd23000   0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleACPILPC (1.0.7) <17 16 5 4 3>
40	2 0x6bc000   0xd000	 0xc000	 com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily (1.7.1f4) <5 4 3 2>
41	0 0xb0b000   0x8000	 0x7000	 com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA (1.14) <40 16 11>
42	0 0x549000   0x6000	 0x5000	 com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM (1.0.4) <33 11 5 4 3>
43	3 0x516000   0x16000	0x15000	com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily (1.5.1) <6 5 4 3 2>
44	2 0x5d2000   0x1d000	0x1c000	com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family (153.2) <43 6 5 4 3 2>
45	0 0x5ef000   0x9e000	0x9d000	com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx (223.79) <44 43 16 6 5 4 3 2>
46	0 0xd0e000   0x2000	 0x1000	 com.apple.iokit.AirPortEnabler (100.3) <44 4 3>
47	0 0x53c000   0x6000	 0x5000	 com.apple.driver.AppleRTL8139Ethernet (1.3.6) <43 16 5 4 3 2>
48	2 0x59f000   0xf000	 0xe000	 com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport (1.4.6) <19 16 6 5 4 3>
49	2 0x6d9000   0x215000   0x214000   com.apple.NVDAResman (4.5.4) <48 19 16 11 5 4 3 2>
50	0 0x944000   0x1b4000   0x1b3000   com.apple.nvidia.nv40hal (4.5.4) <49 16 11>
51	0 0x8ee000   0x56000	0x55000	com.apple.GeForce (4.5.4) <49 48 19 16 11 5 4 3 2>
52	3 0x6a6000   0x16000	0x15000	com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily (1.5.1) <6 5 4 3 2>
53	0 0xb93000   0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleFileSystemDriver (1.0.2) <52 11>
54	1 0x5c0000   0x2000	 0x1000	 com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib (1.0) <5 4>
55	2 0x68d000   0x17000	0x16000	com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily (1.6.0b7) <54 20 11>
56	0 0xd1b000   0x4000	 0x3000	 com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver (1.0.2) <55 5 4 3 2>
57	0 0xb87000   0x9000	 0x8000	 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub (2.8.5) <20 11>
58	0 0xbdb000   0x9000	 0x8000	 com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient (2.6.0) <20 11>
59	0 0x6c9000   0xa000	 0x9000	 com.apple.iokit.IOATABlockStorage (1.4.4) <52 40 11>
60	0 0xcbb000   0x53000	0x52000	com.apple.driver.AppleHDA (1.2.5a10) <55 34 5 4 3 2>
61	0 0x569000   0xd000	 0xc000	 com.apple.IRRecovery (1.0.0) <20 4 3 2>
62	0 0xb96000   0x3000	 0x2000	 com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite (2.6.5) <20 11>
63	1 0xc16000   0x5000	 0x4000	 com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver (2.6.5) <23 20 11>
64	0 0xd1f000   0x4000	 0x3000	 com.apple.driver.AppleIRController (73) <63 23 20 11>
65	0 0xb13000   0x2c000	0x2b000	com.apple.AppleDiskImageController (114.2) <52 6 5 4 3 2>

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Here's an image of Firefox (Most likely 3.0 Alpha) on AppleTV taken from the SomethingAweful thread.

granparadiso.jpg

 

And here's a picture of iTunes and VLC running on AppleTV. Also taken from the SomethingAweful thread.

vlcitunes.jpg

 

If this thing can run Firefox, iTunes, and VLC, we know it's got OS X. :)

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if someone could make a mac osx install dvd for this, i might actually buy one, i am going to the apple store this weekend, so i can ask them what os it runs

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It runs a stripped down version of 10.4.7 and it seems to have a few .9 kexts.

 

Also whats weird is that even with a geforce go 7300, qe is "not supported" while core image is.

 

We need some iokit programmers to enable that usb port. = elgato tv tuner = ultimate htpc.

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Would there be any way of installing OS X while connecting the HD to a Mac, then reconnecting to the Apple TV?

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Yeah, just image your drive across if you want, replace the kernel and the kexts, should work afaik

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Yeah, just image your drive across if you want, replace the kernel and the kexts, should work afaik

Not quite. Remember, AppleTV has an SSE2 processor meaning that we'd need to "hack" some of the core files to work on it.

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The standard OS X wouldn't work, because of the CPU, but a hacked version (for intel with SSE2) without the BIOS hack (probably wouldn't need the TPM workaround either), and maybe with the iTV kernel and/or some of its kexts just might

 

We know that macFabri has an AppleTV, anybody else?

Edited by ampTK

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Well we just checked, the aTV has karma :D, and colonels. image a sse2 install ;)

 

EDIT: uname on aTv

 

Darwin appletv.home 8.8.2 Darwin Kernel Version 8.8.2: Mon Jan 29 18:57:29 PST 2007; root:xnu-792.94.18~1/RELEASE_I386 i386 i386

 

EDIT: it turns out there is no sse3 emulator on the aTV :blush:

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We know that macFabri has an AppleTV, anybody else?

 

Yes and Im able to try and make any tests. I will just change the HD today to bigger one. After that i can play with the original HD. Just let me know what you guys want me to do.

 

I think i have all hardwares we will need to try anything.

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Weird, there is no mach_kernel on the atv, only a mach_kernel.prelink file

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Yes and Im able to try and make any tests. I will just change the HD today to bigger one. After that i can play with the original HD. Just let me know what you guys want me to do.

 

I think i have all hardwares we will need to try anything.

It would be nice to get a backup image of original drive in iTv :thumbsup_anim: can you do it? :thumbsup_anim:

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OS X running on SSE2 WITHOUT emulation??

 

excellent point that no one else has mentioned, Dragon - would be good to compare Apples way of doing things to the communities way

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EMBIO, Why would apple need SSE3 emulation, it's their software, they can make so it doesn't need SSE3.

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sorry about the Leo thing.

 

dos anyone know if the AppleTV has a finder on the HD?

It does not.

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