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Apple-tv-2nd-gen.33546939
8.4 out of 10

Apple TV 2nd-gen / MC572

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Overall 8
8.0

Not so pleased

James Davis, MacMall
4 May 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Apple TV

David Harrison, MacMall
17 March 2011
  • Conclusion: Apple TV works very well with Netflix if you have a fast internet connection (3 Mbps download speed or faster). If you have a 1.5 Mbps or slower, some shows from Netflix will play, but they might have a lot of pauses. HD movies and shows are too much memory for such a slow connection. I started out with a 1.3 Mbps connection, and I had to switch to another IP which ranges from 6 to 10 Mbps and it is now acceptable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Impressive device for $99

Keith, Amazon
16 November 2010
  • Summary: Great stuff! We have a fiber broadband connection so my speed may be atypical, but the streaming - especially Netflix - is lightning fast. The interface is great with an iPad/iPhone controlling it. Initial setup was cumbersome until I got the iPad hooked up. 4 stars instead of 5 for limited and overpriced iTunes content. I want to get rid of DirecTv - this seems like a big, big step in the right direction - easy to use, fast, cheap and well executed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Bought It For Netflix But After Getting It, Use It More For iTunes

E. Becker "snowghost", Amazon
15 November 2010
  • Summary: I'm a PC person but when it comes to MP3 players Apple is the standard--period. Using iTunes and iPods daily, I was curious to see how Apple TV would integrate into iTunes in addition to being able to add additional Netflix streaming capability to my house--which was my main objective in getting one. First off hooking into your music or video library is very seamless--once you enable Home Sharing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Consider this product instead of an Ipod dock for your receiver

NJ Dog, Amazon
20 October 2010
  • Summary: If your like me and have a home theater receiver and don't want to shell out $100 - $200 for an IPod dock then consider this product as a better alternative. First of all it's either the same price or cheaper than a dock and secondly it's not limited to just playing songs on your IPod. The initial set up was easy and connecting your ITunes library on your PC was just a matter of enabling home sharing.
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Overall 8
8.0

a great box for getting media from point A, B and C to your TV

S. Miller, Amazon
2 October 2010
  • Summary: I was looking forward to this product since it was announced early last month. I'm glad I pulled the trigger and bought it when it became available. For $99 it provides most of the functionality I was paying microsoft $50 a year for. I've become less dependent on the XBOX as a game machine, and more as a Netflix/Media Streamer since my family has grown, and not having to pay for XBOX Live was one of the driving reasons behind this purchase.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Sound 8
8.0
Instructions 10
10

Only Worth THe Money If You Are Prepared to Truly Use It

sghawken, Ciao
9 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Apple TV is on the surface nothing different from what we already have available to every household with todays modern technology, so with a price-tag of between £79-£99 you do have to ask whether Apple TV is worth the investment. I for a long time believed that Apple TV was not worth the investment, that was until I had a conversation with someone else.
  • Pros: Deliver any content via wifi to your television
  • Cons: If you do not use it to it's full potential it's a terrible waste .
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Sound 10
10
Instructions 8
8.0

Wow !!!!!!!

Kenozz, Ciao
4 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Wow is my only true reaction, as I have come over to Apple my wishes as to what I can do on my computers have one by one come true, Apple TV has completed my wish list, I have always wanted to share my computer media with my entertainment system, but using a windows PC I never achieved it, now I have, I unpacked the Apple TV marveled at its small footprint, plugged in my HDMI lead and the supplied Power Lead, a small white light came on the front of the Apple TV, it...
  • Pros: Easy to set up, Plays content from your PC, can be used to play Netflix
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Bye-Bye DVDs...

M. Harrison "Hamish", Amazon
9 March 2012
  • Summary: I'm not sure why it took me so long to make the relatively modest outlay required to have the grandly titled Apple TV. After all I have Apple's i-justabouteverything else. My delay was all the more dim since it is strongly rumoured that Apple is about to do for television what it did for the telephone - which will mean something new entirely - and render this little box obsolete overnight.
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Overall 8
8.0

MC's Apple TV Review

City Dweller, Amazon
4 December 2011
  • Summary: Love the sleekness and usual thought-through design of this device. Packaging again is impressive in it's minimalistic simplicity. The one thing I would have liked to see on the physical box, would be some clever way to wall-mount this. This might not be a practical option due to the I/R receptor bring in the front though. Overall, very easy to setup (at least with a Mac).
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