Reviews and Problems with Apple TV 2nd-gen / MC572
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Apple TV and Airplay Rock
24 June 2012
Summary: I bought the apple TV since I had an Ipod Touch and my girlfriend has an Iphone so I thought it would be great hit. It was a home run. The main feature for any mac centered home is definitely Airplay, streaming from your phone/Ipod/Itunes to your home theatre system is really cool. I use it on a daily basis, sharing pictures, movies, songs in the living room is really cool and always impresses visitors.
Excerpt: It's time to say good buy to Apple TV !! with the new operating system Apple OS X Mountain Lion the only future that i was happy about in this part of the word was the Air Play, the rest of the function is not activated in in this part of...
wireless is great, you can use it for your old stereo too
David Rubin, Amazon
27 May 2012
Summary: I almost bought a cable for my wife's iPad. What a mistake that would have been. TV, Movies, Music, Videos and Photos all stream via airplay from PCs and Macs. It comes with a remote but the iPod app is much easier to use. I even use it to connect to my old but very nice stereo so the iPod or iPad or any computer can play remotely. Too bad I got it just before they upgraded it but it still works great and gets all the software updates.
Summary: Apple tV is a good product, but there are products out there for the same price that are a bit better. Jailbreaking the device is not worth the time either right now as all the sources seem to be slow. Overall a decent product though.
Summary: My favorite part is being able to view Youtube on my tv. Also like being able to see whatever is on my ipad with Air play. Can also access all movies, music, etc on my computer. Vimeo is another nice touch. Also has a lot of good video and audio blogs...or maybe they're called Vlogs...not sure. I just wish it could access the net and play flash video from the net.
Summary: This product is an very good option to stream videos to your TV. But, display only Apple content and formats. So it is a MUST to jailbreak and install something like Firecore Flash TV. With this legal feature you can then access videos in your local network in most common formats (avi, VIDx, mkv, etc. It does not have USB or SD slots, so it is a disadavantage against the competence, but the interface is better keeping the apple GUI like.
Summary: I would give it a five star if it has the internet browser. I sometimes need to visit some sites for videos and other things that use flash and the appletv can't do it. It is a little sad. About the device, everything works extremely well. It is buttery smooth and responsive. I use youtube and netflix mostly. There is no problem at all. I love the small size of the device, it leaves more room for other things like blu ray player and satellite box.
Summary: I bought the apple tv a couple years ago when it first came out but wasn't too pleased with it. Limited abilities and a bunch of restrictions. Fast forward to 2012 and this little black box has become a power house. Thanks to the teams at firecore.com and xbmc.org. It's now possible to jailbreak and install third party apps such as XBMC which those who are into home theatre will know its one of the best media organizers out there.
Summary: If your purpose is to stream music from your hand held iPod touch from across the room, them this is the gaget to get. I've tried the bluetooth gagets and they are always loosing connection and sometimes are very difficult to get to marry with my iPod. This thing while being more than twice as expensive seem to just work.
Summary: I went into this purchase knowing full well the capabilities and limitations. I figured it'd be a fun gadget to have around and play with every now and again. Little did I know that it would become part of my daily life. The AirPlay feature definitely gets the big nod here. I'm a big podcast guy, and I love having the capability of just switching over the output to the Apple TV and letting my (usually video) podcasts play while I get other things done or am just...