Excerpt: Let me start by saying whatever you buy, buy it from B&H great service and competetive pricing. I am streaming all TV in my house and have a Smart Blu ray player that supports NetFlix and a few other channels and I have Roku so this Apple TV3 is my third streaming device, Pix and Sound great,setup easy,overall I am underwelmed as the Roku offers so many more free channels.
Excerpt: I am still a fan of the original Apple TV - the one with the internal hard drive. That unit would store your content and allow you to play it back with no internet connection. Great for taking on vaca etc. Thuis unit only works when you have internet access. I would recommend the Western Digital Live Hub as an alternative since it has all of the same feature plus a 1TB internal hard drive.
Excerpt: Okay, so this product is without doubt the worst apple product I have ever used. It is just a tool to be able to spend more money on the app store. It is just one big advert for its own products. Please note I am reviewing this product from the UK so some of it may not be relevant. Lets start...
Excerpt: Ho-Hum. It does the same things the Wi-Fi enabled Blu-Ray player sitting next to it does. (Except connecting to Apple's overpriced movie rental service!) It is easy to set up and use. If you don't have a similar device, then it is possibly worth it. Many Wi-Fi ready disc players do what Apple TV does, and you get a disc player thrown in, so check those out first. Basically, it works, it puts out HD if the content supports it, and it doesn't take up much real estate.
Pros: Attractive Design, Fast Setup, Simple Controls
Excerpt: Apple TV performs well within the perimeters of its design. It is easy to set up and configure. It is very user friendly. In the future, though, I hope it allows for the purchase of apps and other movie players...like VUDU so Ultraviolet movies can be played without using Apple Play...a nice addition, but boxy. Though it mirrors the iPad, it doesn't allow for full screen play of other movie players.
Excerpt: Bought this mainly to watch videos from a MBP on my TV instead of using a 30 foot cable. AirPlay works, but gets jumpy and sometimes freezes for several seconds. Netflix is excellent with a layout that's more intuitive than their website.