SKIP TO #2 (below) IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY JAILBREAKING YOUR APPLE TV 3 DEVICE IS REALLY NOT NEEDED!!!
nothing new to see here - there are about 1209834708236 more of these unboxings of apple tv 3s on youtube already...but i discuss a few things that other reviewers havent touched on in their videos...what are they? well, ok, here are a few tidbits that i found out so you dont have to watch the whole video:
1. "clamshell mode" - can only be activated when plugged into the display directly through wires. it cannot be used with airplay mirroring. this means you will have to keep the lid of your mac laptop open when you are mirroring it on your external display...kinda sucks.
2. jailbreaking the apple tv 3 - there are a lot of people who are making a big deal about how the apple tv 3 cannot be jailbroken. also, the apple tv 2 is selling for a HUGE premium (around $300) because it is the last version that can be jailbroken (so far?). 3rd generation is capable of 1080p, while the 2nd generation can only do 720p. but with airplay mirroring, why does it matter whether it can be jailbroken or not? jailbreaking doesnt give you any extra features that a computer and the internet cannot give you. every channel thats on a jailbroken apple tv can be viewed on a computer - you just need to find the right packages (same if you want to have a jailbroken ATV). you can even load xbmc onto your computer also & pimp it out exactly like a jailbroken ATV2 with all the channels and stuff. so why dont you just do that and use the airplay mirroring feature to put it on your tv screen? the only disadvantage of this is that your computer cannot be used for other stuff at the same time (for instance, if you load a movie up & mirror it to your TV, once you start checking your emails, they will show up on your TV also - whatever is on your computer screen will be on your TV screen).
so thats the only advantage of having a jailbroken ATV2 vs a non jailbroken ATV3...is that …