Excerpt: Actually, it hasn’t really been that long since Apple released the latest iteration of the Apple TV – mid-March, was it? So it’s not too late to review it, even though rumor has it a real Apple TV , the one with an LED/LCD, is coming out the end of the year.
Summary: Beautifully designed and incredibly easy to use, Apple TV is a top-notch product for those who are happy to rely on iTunes and Netflix for their TV and movie content. However, it still lacks support for UK services such as BBC iPlayer, which is frustrating.
In-depth review: Apple's third generation 1080p Apple TV and Software Update 5
29 March 2012
Excerpt: The new Apple TV delivers 1080p video along with the features and revamped user interface of "Software Update 5," a free update to existing second generation Apple TV users.
Pros: Cheap, functional, small and quiet, Easy to navigate features, rent or buy content, Support for a variety of app-like services, Higher quality 1080p video, AirPlay wireless distribution works great, Free remote app makes up for basic included remote
Cons: No third party support for additional apps (outside of AirPlay), No support for USB storage playback, limited video codec support
Conclusion: If you’re already a loyal iTunes customer and you want to gorge yourself on content without a worry for what it costs, get an Apple TV. If you want to use any of a myriad of other services like Pandora, Hulu Plus or Amazon Instant Video, get the cheaper, more capable Roku 2 XD.
Summary: If you're invested in the Apple ecosystem, the Apple TV is a good product: it's the easiest way to get movies and TV shows from iTunes onto the big screen. Music is a more complex proposition, requiring iTunes Match or a networked iTunes library.
Excerpt: The new model of Apple TV looks and acts exactly like the previous model. I’ve spent the last week with the new, 1080p-compatible version of the Apple TV , and I’m here to report that it’s exactly like its predecessor in all but one way.
Pros: Good value for money; 1080 video standout feature
Cons: Not much difference from the previous model; 1080 videos require fast internet connection
Excerpt: The Apple TV is a strange beast. Steve Jobs famously referred to his company’s media-playback box as “a hobby.” In early 2008 Apple released a major software update, Apple TV 2.0 , that revamped its interface and added movie rentals to the mix.
Conclusion: Si eres fanático de Apple, tienes una laptop Mac, iPhone y/o iPad, definitivamente vale la pena este Apple TV. Con él, no solo vas a poder disfrutar de todo el contenido que Internet te ofrece, como series, películas, podcasts, videos, sino que duplicas contenido de tu gadget Apple, con una calidad...
Pros: Acepta una amplia variedad de formatos y su tamaño es muy pequeño por lo que fácilmente se puede colocar en cualquier lugar. Puedes conectar tu MacBook, iPhone o iPad para duplicar la pantalla y ver lo mismo en ambas.
Cons: En México aún no hay tanta disponibilidad de contenido como en otros países. Solo puedes conectarte a una sola red a la vez.