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Overall 6

Apple TV Review

12 October 2010
Overall 6
Design 10
Value for money 6
Features 6
Ease of use 8

Apple TV

Gadget Guy
30 April 2012
  • 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
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Overall 6

Apple TV review

Macworld UK
31 January 2012
  • Excerpt: It may seem a little unfair to include the Apple TV here, and for once it’s not because Apple has an enormous market lead or even the best product in the category. Judged by its specification, the Apple TV is a very poor relation to the rest of the units we have on test here. Yes, it has wireless and wired networking and an HDMI port, not to mention that it’s the smallest device here by quite some margin, but that only tells a small part of the story.
  • Pros: Can stream DRM protected content, cheap, great interface
  • Cons: No local storage, needs a Mac to be turned on and running iTunes to stream content
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Overall 6

Apple TV (160GB)

11 June 2009
  • Summary: A decent media streamer, but the Apple TV's price tag and many flaws hold it back from greatness.
  • Pros: Capacious hard drive. Speedy streaming!
  • Cons: Unfriendly file compatibility. Expensive.
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Overall 6

Expert Review

21 May 2007
  • 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 functions -- as well as play DVDs and
  • 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
  • Cons: Well built, Great interface
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Overall 7

Festplatten-Streamer mit dem Apfel-Logo: Apple TV

13 June 2007
  • 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. Einstweilen bleibt es jedoch nur für eingefleischte Apple-Fans eine echte Verlockung.
  • Pros: ansprechende Bedienoberfläche, einfache Einrichtung, elegantes Design
  • Cons: unterstützt nur wenige Videoformate, fehlende Inhalte zum Kauf auf Itunes, kein Surround-Sound
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