Reviews and Problems with Apple TV 2nd-gen / MC572
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only Worth THe Money If You Are Prepared to Truly Use It
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 .
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
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.
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).