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You can connect Apple TV to a widescreen enhanced definition or high definition TV that has:
- An HDMI port using an HDMI cable for both video and audio
- Component video (Y, Pb, and Pr) ports using a component video cable with green, blue, and red connectors, and an audio cable
- DVI port using an HDMI-to-DVI cable for video and audio cable
- You can also connect Apple TV to a home theater receiver.
In order to rent or buy content from the iTunes Store, you need an iTunes Store account. If you do not have one, you can create one on a Mac or PC running iTunes 7.6 or later. Additionally, you can enjoy your music, movies and photos from your computer on Apple TV.
- A Macintosh computer with:
- Mac OS X system software version 10.3.9, or 10.4.9 or later
- A Windows-based computer with:
- Windows XP Home or Professional with (SP2) or Windows Vista
- iTunes 7.6 or later
- AirPort Extreme, Wi-Fi 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11g or 802.11n)
- 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network
- Broadband Internet connection (DSL, Cable, LAN)
- HDMI-to-HDMI cable
- HDMI-to-DVI cable and analog stereo or optical digital audio
- Component video cable and analog stereo or optical digital audio
You can purchase compatible cables from Authorized Apple Resellers, at an Apple Retail Store or from the Apple Online Store.
Important: Read all of the following installation instructions and the safety information in the included Apple TV Safety and Regulatory Compliance Information booklet carefully before you plug Apple TV into a power outlet.
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