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Apple TV (2nd Gen, 2010)

Apple TV (2nd Gen, 2010)
alaScore 93

2052 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 103 expert reviews and 1949 user reviews from international sources. experts rate this product 74/100 and users rate it 82/100. The average review date is Oct 5, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 217536 reviews from other Media Players. The alaSCORE™ for this product is 93/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

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 (cnet.com.au)

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 : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Apple TV review - a smarter way to enjoy your biggest and best screen

 

The new Apple TV – called the future of TV by Apple CEO Tim Cook when it was unveiled in September – is now available to buy. And it's bigger, better and smarter than the previous model. Apple TV can enhance a user's experience with the best and...

The new Apple TV is a major step forward and brings the smarts we’ve come to enjoy on Apple’s mobile devices to the television screen. At $269 (32GB) and $349 (64GB) the device is more than two and three times more expensive than the previous Apple TV...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (ninemsn.com.au)

Apple TV

 

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...

Compact size and design ; Excellent 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

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly - TrustedReviews.com (smarthouse.com.au)

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 (macworld.com.au)

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 (gizmodo.com.au)

Apple TV 2.0 Review

 
Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (pcauthority.com.au)

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 (avhub.com.au)

Apple TV

 

The new Apple TV is no duck.

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"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

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black

Operational conditions

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

Other features

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Frame rate:30

Ports & interfaces

Digital Audio Optical Out:1
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Frequency band:2.4
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Software

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.8 / 9.91 / 99.1
Height :2.29 / 2.3 / 22.9
Weight:0.27 / 270
Width:9.8 / 9.91 / 99.1