i am a fan of the Jailbroken ATV. I have had one for 2 years.
A tiny black box that is not only good looking but has immensely transformed my home entertainment experience by making it possible to have access to tons of online content. You name it… movies music videos, photos, radio etc. The benefits are immeasurable.
However, (please correct me if i am wrong here) i believe over 90% of ATV enthusiasts desire the jailbroken ATV because of the benefits of XBMC. XBMC has greatly transformed the way we watch tv and has become the ultimate home entertainment multimedia experience.
Funnily, you do not need the jailbroken ATV in order to have the XBMC as part of your home entertainment. My point: Why not install the XBMC software on a superfast (highend) pc that has hdmi output and is hooked up to your tv. This pc will act as a dedicated home entertainment centre with bluetooth support added in order to enable a mini bluetooth keyboard to be used.
If you follow the latter option, you will likely create the same home entertainment experience at (may be) a third of the cost of buying an ATV on ebay or Amazon. The Jailbreakable ATV2 versions (v4.4.4 or other) are bidding on ebay up to £400 here in the UK. Not only that, ATV flash black from firecore required to supercharge your ATV, costs an extra $29.
So pls explore your options wisely.
Your comments are welcome!