Reviews and Problems with Apple TV 1st-gen 40GB-160GB / MA711 / MB189
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Do Your Homewoek
Old Man Ron, Staples
27 December 2013
Excerpt: Anxiously waited for AppleTV as Christmas gift and set it up that evening. Was able to project photos from IPhoto to television, but then tried other features with no success. Downloading a movie trailer from the included program took longer than the 2: 06 running time of the trailer. Same thing when trying to load a YouTube video - long waits for downloads. Next tried to "Mirror" screens from my MacBook Pro.
Pros: Attractive Design, Fast Setup, Small footprint
Excerpt: I bought this unit to use AirPlay feature and expecting to have this unit to be jail broken once software is available. Otherwise there are much better media player available in the market in same price range.
Summary: How on earth can this be given 4 stars and the Tivo box 3.5 stars? Some of these reviews boggle me, has a comparison with anything else on offer even been made? The fact that it doesnt support non-Apple formats is a real killer. Connecticity and file support is key with these kind of products but once again Apple insists on you only using what it creates.
Excerpt: "The Apple TV 2 is horrendous! It looks sleek and shiny and new but it is a load of crap. A load of crap covered in sugar sprinkles. Lovely looking sugar sprinkles, but crap is crap. It is even coloured black to complete the crap effect. I bought it thinking it would be an awesome streaming device. I own quite a few Apple products and have been very pleased with them, such as the iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch 4g (yes I have both, don't ask me why), ...
Pros: Looks good, small, quiet, low power consumption
Summary: Apple TV that cant receive TV reception!. . Can't play DVD unless you ripped your DVD to your PC!(Why?). Towatch TV you need to record on your PC before you can stream it ( How in convenience!). Of course all the Apple die hard will say all this is great. Little did they know that there are other device that already can receive and record HD TV with dual tuners, Stream almost all video and music files from the PC, play DVD, all in one device.
Pros: it's less than $500.
Cons: cant play DVD. Cant play DVIX. Cant receive and record live TV