Excerpt: The second generation of Apple’s video serving platform has arrived, three years after the original was released. Looking at it, you’d think the unit was born from a completely different family, so what’s changed?
Pros: Movies on-demand, made easy, Beautifully designed interface
Cons: No TV show rentals in Australia (yet), Some iTunes rentals more expensive via Apple TV, Infrared interference with Apple computers
Excerpt: Despite all the rumours about Apple launching an actual television of its own, the current AppleTV remains a rather unambitious little set-top box with only limited access to the many TV and streaming video services that are now available on the Internet.
Conclusion: In the States, this may be a more immediately satisfying product, but the fact is that the Apple TV does very little and does so at a relatively high cost. The is only AU$50 more than this device and, when coupled to your Windows XP Media Centre or Windows Vista Premium PC, performs all the same...
Pros: Limited format compatibility -- no DivX, Lack of iTunes video content, Unable to make playlists, Limited onboard storage means PC or Mac needs to stay on, Cannot sync iPod
Summary: Der Festplatten-Streamer Apple TV ist angenehm einfach konzipiert und bietet eine ansprechende Benutzeroberfläche. Wenn Apple nun noch ein Software-Update für mehr Videoformate herausgibt und auch HD-Inhalte auf Itunes anbietet, wird das Produkt zu einem echten Knüller.