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Apple TV (1st Gen)

Apple TV (1st Gen)
alaScore 93

931 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 931 reviews of Apple TV (1st Gen). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. People really like the usability, but some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Apple TV (1st Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 931 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 635 of 785 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (141)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple TV (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 user reviews of Apple TV (1st Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.co.uk.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple TV 40GBApple TV - 160GBNew Apple TV 160GB

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple TV (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 454 user reviews of Apple TV (1st Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MA711LL/A TV with 40GB Hard DriveApple TV MB189LL/A with 160GB Hard Drive [OLD VERSION]Apple MA711LL/A TV with 40GB Hard Drive [OLD VERSION]

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Susie Ochs (maclife.com)

Apple TV Review

 

The new Apple TV looks exactly like the previous version: same small black box. It's got the same inputs and outputs on the back: AC power, HDMI output, micro-USB for service only, optical audio output, 10/100 Ethernet. It's just as easy to set up:...

1080p support added. Capable streaming from Macs, PCs, and iOS devices. Internet content from Netflix, MLB, NHL, NBA, and more. Streams photos from Flickr, iCloud Photo Stream, and MobileMe

Can’t add more content channels or customize interface. Can’t connect it to a TV without HDMI

If you’ve been waiting for 1080p, now’s the time to get an Apple TV, especially if you’re heavily invested in iTunes content and/or you want to beam your media from your Mac to your TV. But if your big-screen TV tops out at 720p, and you just want to...

Apr, 2012
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Expert review by: Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Streaming Star

 

The 2012 version of Apple TV has the big feature we've all been waiting for: Full 1080p HD output from iTunes and Netflix.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Lincoln Spector (pcworld.com)

Apple TV

 

Apple's video receiver is stylish and easy to set up, but you're confined mostly to iTunes-supported content. On the other hand, that content now includes downloadable movies.

Very easy to set up, Smooth, block-free images

Limited to iTunes-compatible media, High-def capability maxes out at 720p

Apple's video receiver is stylish and easy to set up, but you're confined to iTunes-supported content.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Edward N. Albro (pcworld.com)

Reviewed: Apple TV Shows Its Quality

 

Streaming-media hardware is simple to set up and use with iPod content, but imposes some limitations on the content you can play.

Included hard drive allows for smooth video play, Simple to set up and use

Plays a limited number of formats, Picture quality is good, but not great

Apr, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Stewart Wolpin (laptopmag.com)

Apple TV

 

Let your iTunes content out of the box with the best digital media adapter yet.

Easy wireless network setup and synching ; Local storage and A/V streaming ; Near DVD-quality movie playback with HDTV upconverting ; Spectacular digital photo slide shows

Works best with 802.11n router ; No HD content ; No photo thumbnails ; Small, easy-to-lose remote

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Apple TV review

 

In a day where everyone (including us) expects their gadgets to do everything, Apple again bucks the trend and releases a product that does a few things, but tries to do them very well. From day one the Apple TV wasn't expected to be the right for ...

Apr, 2007

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Expert review by: Jason Tomczak (digitaltrends.com)

Apple TV (160GB)

 

Steve Jobs said that the Apple TV failed to meet expectations – although “techie” oriented folks such as us were more than pleased with the way it quickly interfaced with iTunes and our home network. But certainly not being able to access the Internet...

Easy to use and setup; supports ethernet and WiFi ; most video content looks good

High price; gets very hot; cables not included; support few video formats; needs some fine polish overall

The Apple TV is one of those products that you either love or shun.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Tim Gideon and Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

The Best Media Extenders

 

Since the late nineties, Apple has attempted to make the technically complex simple. The iMac did it for personal computing, and the iPod is a paragon of portable consumer electronics. Now Steve Jobs and company want to simplify your home entertainment...

Basically, an iPod for your HDTV. Easy-to-use, efficient, attractive interface. Streams iTunes content from up to six computers. Gives you the ability to rent and purchase content from the sofa without a computer. Integrates YouTube, Flickr, and...

Requires a widescreen HDTV. No access to App Store (yet). Bundled bare-bones remote could be improved ; Watch the Apple TV in action

Now with an improved, streamlined interface, Internet radio, Genius, and LP supportand a lower price, Apple TV is finally a blockbuster home-entertainment device.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Edward N. Albro, PC World (pcworld.com)

Review: Apple TV Just Plain Works

 

With a 40GB hard drive, Apple's new device copies video, music and photos from your computer's iTunes collection and plays them on your TV

With a 40GB hard drive, Apple's new device copies video, music and photos from your computer's iTunes collection and plays them on your TV.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: 5min (associatedcontent.com)

160Gb Apple TV - Review

 

Tech reviews, in this review video you will learn about the 160Gb Apple TV.

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Configuration

Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No
Rackmount:Not Applicable

Connectivity

ATA: No
eSATA: No
Ethernet: Yes
Fibre Channel: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: Yes
ISCSI: No
mSATA: No
PCMCIA: No
SCSI: No
Serial ATA: No
Ultra ATA: No
USB:USB 2.0
Wireless LAN: No
WUSB: No

General Features

BUS powered: No
BUS-powered: No
Internal / External:External
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