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Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)

Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)
alaScore 93

2022 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2022 reviews of Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen) from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple TV (launched September 2010)Apple TV (launched September 2010)

Sep, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1176 user reviews of Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen) from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple TV - MC572LL/A NEWEST MODELApple TV - MC572LL/A NEWEST MODEL

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Apple TV (2010)


As a media device we loved the Apple TV's simplicity, but we were disappointed by the lack of content available in Australia

Compact size and design, ease of use and setup, excellent interface, good quality, AirPlay feature

No way to rent TV shows, no hard drive, HD content limited to 720p, limited content available compared to US

The Apple TV is competitively priced and boasts an excellent interface, so if you want an easy to use, basic solution to rent movies you'll appreciate its simplicity. Unfortunately, the lack of content – particularly the fact that Australian users...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Apple TV (2010)


Apple TV's AU$129 price makes it an easy impulse buy if you're already part of the iTunes ecosystem. If the bulk of your media comes from elsewhere, however, another media streamer would make more sense.

Incredibly small design ; Can be controlled by iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch ; Streams music and videos from PCs and Macs running iTunes ; AirPlay feature is welcome

Massive lack of content compared to the US ; Limited to 720p output ; Limited codec support makes it hard to compete against WDTV and other streamers ; Confusion between what's available on Apple TV iTunes Store and PC-based iTunes store ; Can only...

Via CNET and CNET News

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Gordon Kelly - (

Apple TV 2nd Gen (2010)


Apple TV is set to go head to head with Foxtel, Telstra's T Box and next year Google TV. So how good is it? We take a look into what the new Apple TV box delivers. Is smaller better?

Tiny form factor; Easy setup; Slick menu system

No TV show rentals; No hard drive means no downloads; No 1080p playback; Lack of codec support

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Danny Gorog (

REVIEW: Apple TV 2.3


I know, Apple TV has been around for a while now. And I know, Steve Jobs considers Apple TV a mere ‘hobby', but, I've got two of them at home and the truth is, just been you and me, I couldn't live without them.

Relatively inexpensive, works with iTunes, iPhones and iPod Touch

As you’d expect, the interface to program a 3rd party remote on Apple TV is just so simple it makes you wonder about all the times you’ve struggled setting up another piece of AV equipment. The Apple TV 2.3 software update is free to all Apple TV...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Gizmodo (

Apple TV 2.0 Review

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: (

First look: the tiny new Apple TV


Apple TV has been reinvented: now it's tiny-small and provides a simplified interface between iTunes and your TV. But does it do enough?

The big news is that Apple has dispensed with the hard disk, so unlike the original Apple TV this incarnation is purely a streamer. Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connect it to the world, and the only outputs are an HDMI socket and an optical digital...

Expert review by: Jez Ford (

Apple TV


The new Apple TV is no duck.

Consumer review by: Woodend_Pete (

"Great Hardware...Just"


I would like to make it clear..I am a big apple supporter, however sometimes, its the things that make you go Hmmmmm. If Apple opened the codecs to allow DivX and AVI,

Ease of streaming to Apple TV, Therefore on the big screen

Limited by apple's nonsensical codec hold

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Tsd (

Apple TV (2010)


At first I was super excited when I hooked it up, then realised why this piece of junk has been drastically reduced in price. The home sharing via i-tunes continuously drops the connection. This is a very common problem (there are pages and pages of...

Nice Interface, easy set up

Drops itunes sharing

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Marco (

Apple TV (2010)


Had high expectations but it will load my library which it just doesn't want to do pin wheel keeps spinning for hours saying loading library, but it just doesn't. Tried everything but cannot get it to work. Its the first piece of Apple equipment that I...


Wont load itunes library

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black / Silver

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, PNG
Video compression formats:H.264


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Frequency band:2.4
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):54

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 45 / 0 - 35 / 0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45 / -40 - 85 / 0 - 35

Other features

Channels quantity:13
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X 10.3.9 +,\nWindows XP Home/Pro / Mac OS X 10.3.9 +\nWindows XP Home/Pro
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Supported data transfer rates:10/100 Mbps
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Frequency band:2.4
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi: Yes


Power consumption (typical):48


Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, APE, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF
Video formats supported:H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4, MPEG4


Hard Drive Capacity:40

System requirements

Minimum system requirements:iTunes 7.1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.7 / 9.91 / 99.1
Dimensions (WxDxH):197 x 197 x 28
Height :2.29 / 2.8 / 22.9
Weight:0.27 / 1.09 / 270
Width:19.7 / 9.91 / 99.1