Reviews and Problems with Apple TV 2nd-gen / MC572
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Software-Central is Deceitful and Dishonest
Angus M Burns, Amazon
20 February 2013
Summary: I ordered the Apple TV MC572LL/A (2nd Generation) and paid 300.00. When I recieved the package the outside non-factory plastic was covering the actual model number for the apple T.v. When I opened it I noticed it was the 3rd generation apple T.V. I wrote a review and they replied that and I quote.
Summary: Got it, hooked it up. It took me a dozen trips back and forth to the den to figure out how to set up my wifi on the tethered iMac (So SOOO many steps, thank god for the internet). Once hooked up it does basically what it says it does. Buffering/Loading of videos takes far too long.
The final piece of the Apple ecosystem digital hub
11 November 2011
Summary: The Apple tv with the latest update 4.4.2 completely integrates ipad 2, itunes store, netflix streaming and your own media on your computer. Here is a list of items you can do. 1. Watch netflix streaming in a fast, easy to use interface that has an amazing style only apple could do.
Summary: I can heartily recommend the Apple TV. It is easy to set up. It connects easily to wifi. It is small. It is silent (no fan). It does not have a wall wart. It has a status light, but it's relatively unobtrusive.
Summary: I will stop short of writing a multi-page analysis as other have done. I purchased this as an open-box item for seventy bucks. I couldn't pass it up. I am cheap. I would never have purchased this for regular price given the availability of competing products like the Roku and other devices that have...
Good product, but ease of setup varies by setup. Obviously.
Floyd Ian Slipp "Enthusiast", Amazon
15 June 2011
Summary: I bought the 2nd gen Apple TV after loooong research to turn up alternative devices that support one feature: accessing and playing the contents of my iPod through my home theater system. Oridginally, I had purhased a DLO HomeDock Deluxe, which had too many flaws to mention here.
Conclusion: At the end of my day, it's amazing to be able to sit down, relax, and watch a movie on Netflix, stream some video from my iPad or iPhone, or just play around on Youtube, all on my TV screen. Apple TV is a simple little box that makes it possible. I love it.
Conclusion: Pros: 1 - The AppleTV was very easy to setup. Everything works as designed. Cons: 1 - The AppleTV remote activates any MAC computer in the room. The MAC has to be turned off when watching AppleTV. Would like to see: 1 – Internet access to other video sites such as HULU
Conclusion: Video streaming and wireless connections are the future for home theater. Outstanding Netflix interface and access to iTune music and iPhoto libraries. Streaming lag times are impressively short. Could iTunes rental selections and prices be better? Yes, but that will improve.