Oct 13, 2008
Tried to find any thread on this topic BEFORE upgrading and found none. Made bad assumption that all is rosy and went ahead with the update to 3.3.2 first on a 2.1 AppleTV. Then when the 2.2 update showed up on software updates, I updated to 2.2. That made the ATV go into infinite loop rebooting itself.
Did a factory restore and update to 2.2. Fresh patch to aTVFlash 3.3.2. Installed all the software in DVD>Settings>Install Software. Then FTP (transmit) over the OS X image and restore image and did the smart install. Reboot, then ssh to it and applied the two sudo blah blah blah commands to finish setting up AFP.
Then copied over (using AFP) couchsurfer installer folder and ssh to do the install according to post to enable USB KB and mouse.
All this worked on ATV2.1 with aTVFlash3.2.2 on all 6 of my ATVs. On the first ATV I tried the same thing to with ATV2.2 and aTVFlash 3.3.2, I like to report that:
NTFS finally worked. I tested a USB drive formatted with NTFS with an .avi movie on it and it showed up under DVD>Files. Was not working with ATV2.1 and aTVFlash 3.2.2.
DVD>Files would play movies but very fragile. Trying to stop a movie playing will crash the ATV requiring a reboot.
USB KB and Mouse hack no longer works.
AFP seems to work just fine in both directions. Couldn’t get SMB to work. Got server not found error even though server visible via OS X Finder. Cannot find a way to Edit or Delete an SMB share point in DVD>Network once created.
ATV part (from Apple inc) works fine. DVD (VIDEO_TS) ripped from MacTheRiper on an attached USB drive plays fine. Playing DVD (MPEG2) movies via network is borderline (waiting for gigabit ATV).
Conclusion: If you are happy with 3.2.2 on 2.1ATV, wait to upgrade to ATV2.2 until applecorellc fixes some of these newly introduced bugs. The biggest pain is text entry to ATV. I cannot believe in 2008, we are using a minimalist Apple remote to do text entry. I would not use couchsurfer or anything that requires text entry until I can install something like Logitech diNovo Mini BT KB/mouse.
I hope others will report their experiences on this forum as well.