Just received a brand new Apple TV from Apple. One thing that was disappointing about the Apple TV is the lack of being able to access many free videos because Apple wants to charge you for them. For instance, as I am sure many of you know, you can go to CBS.com or ABC.com, etc. and watch many episodes of TV shows FREE on your computer. However, with the Apple TV, these same episodes cost like $1.99 each via iTunes. Who wants to pay that when I can get on my Apple computer and watch them for FREE!
So aTV Flash seems like just the product I need! Of course, I get on the forum here and am reading about other users, who in the last few days, received an Apple TV or already had one, installed aTV Flash, and now their Apple TV does not work. This is probably due to the new software upgrade recently released? These same users do not post any resolutions for their problems so I assume their Apple TV still does not work. Anyway, this sort of makes one a little nervous about purchasing the aTV Flash product as the last thing I want to do is crater my brand new 3-day old Apple TV. I do realize there is a risk with installing any 3rd party Apple un-supported software.
So, if I purchase aTV Flash and it craters my Apple TV, can I reinstall the original Apple TV software and get it back working? If so, how?
The aTV Flash website makes the comment that this does not void my warranty, however, if I install the aTV software and my Apple TV no longer works, who do I call for support?
I am sure if I call Apple and I tell them that I installed 3rd party software, Apple will not be to willing to assist?
It looks like Couch Surfer Pro is one of the features that I am looking for to gain access to the various websites to watch the FREE TV episodes. I read a few posts that Couch Surfer does not currently work? Is that correct?
I saw a few comments about a keyboard and mouse. I assume you connect these to the USB port or can you use something like a 4-port USB switch and connect a external hard drive, mouse and keyboard and make all of them work? I did read that maybe there is no current support for the keyboard?
Thanks for any help!