Excerpt: I was completely disappointed with the Apple TV. As a long time Apple user (since 1985), I have always been pleased with Apple's design and functionality, but Apple TV was a waste of money. The best way to describe this is an "itunes" machine. If you spend lots of money on iTunes and view all of your shows with iTunes, then absolutely purchase this device, otherwise get a Chromecast for less than half the price, it give better function and more options.
Pros: Fast Setup
Cons: Difficult To Use, Limited Functions, Poor Design
Excerpt: Staples is not familiar with this product - do not carry accessories such as micro-USB cable needed to debug activation problems. If unit fails to work, Apple will defer you to go to local Apple store for remedy.
Cons: Defer To Apple For Debugg, No Knowledge Of Accessori
Excerpt: Apple TV was very limited unless you have a newer Mac computer or iPhone. I use a 2009 iMac and it is not able to be used to mirror the screen. They apps on Apple TV are slow and require subscriptions for most. I only watch free TV via Hulu and the network websites, but these are not available on Apple TV. This seems ideal if you use iTunes to watch all of your media, but I do not, so I am disappointed.