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. “This order was fulfilled by Amazon and their warehouse sent the customer the wrong product.
Summary: Let me start by saying that I've been a 100% Apple person since back in the day when my first IIfx cost 12 Grand. I've used nothing but Macs every since. So it is difficult for me to criticize any Apple product but I have to warn potential purchasers of this ATV2 to be very careful. You should read all the chat room comments and forums posted on various web sites such as MacObserver, Macrumors, Applesupport.com, etc, especially if you plan on using this unit to stream...
Summary: So here I am, a person who LOVES Apple products and how much they seem to make their products accessible for people with disabilities. Being deaf myself, I decided I would check before buying this to see if it had Closed Captions (CC) or subtitles for the Deaf. All of the websites promoting this product said it does, so I decided to buy it. I was excited to get it home and hook it up. I took it out of the box, hooked it up (which was a BREEZE!) and wow!
Summary: Like many other reviewers have stated, what a piece of junk. This is the 2nd time I've attempted to download a $4.99 HD rental and spontaneously watch a movie, only to find I should have started the process hours ago. If you plan on watching a movie, you better have it well planned out. It's 8PM now, and my 2hr movie will take until 10PM to start. Since I've rented it according to Apple's terms, I only have 24hrs to watch it.
Video is jerky when playing movies via Itunes; Netflix problems
M. Anderson, Amazon
13 November 2010
Summary: I purchased the latest generation Apple TV to playback movies that I have stored on a NAS device (via iTunes) and to watch movies using Netflix's streaming service. In the past, I've used an older generation Apple TV and an Xbox360 to do the exact same thing, and the videos have always played back flawlessly. I've given the Apple TV one star because it has problems playing back video files from iTunes and it has problems playing Netflix movies as well.
Summary: OK - before we start this let me make something very clear. I am and have been for over 10 years a massive apple fan and user. I run all the latest powerbooks and desktops over a perfectly configured wireless network, linked to a fibre network with actual 50 mbps download speeds. The wireless network is running a full host of network apps, remote servers and printers without issue. So on to ATV2: Pros: 1. It looks nice 2. It is small 3.
In the UK, just a trinket for now - even after update 4.4.4
Jo the bulb "jothebulb", Amazon
27 December 2010
Summary: This is a gorgeous looking device, absolutely tiny, and a joy to set up (plug in, connect to the TV, enter your network details & you are ready to go). But for a UK user for now, it is the content that is severely lacking, and since it is a device that lives or dies by what it can deliver, that is quite a problem. The film download service seems reasonably priced, but compared to my Virgin Media VOD, it's a slow process.
Summary: I bought this having read many reviews - I must be unlucky? It worked well on day 1, but since then it has been hugely inconsistent in terms of performance. It is now either too slow or simply fails to access my library without resorting to rebooting my imac and apple tv.