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Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)
alaScore 93

1135 reviews

Aug, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1135 reviews of Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007). 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. Reviewers really like the usability, whereas many are negative 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, 2007) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 user reviews of Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 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 40GB

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 509 user reviews of Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on Amazon.com.

84% 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 MA711LL/A TV with 40GB Hard Drive

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Apple TV

 

Apple brings a new OS, app support, and Siri voice control to its popular media streamer, but with a price that's on the high side and a lack of 4k support, the competition prevails.

Simple, attractive tvOS interface. New app store greatly expands functionality. Excellent iOS device integration. Handy new remote with microphone for voice control.

Pricey. No 4K support. Disappointing non-Apple music options.

4K and Conclusions Apple omits a big feature here that has become for other flagship media streamers: 4K video support. iTunes doesn't currently offer 4K content, but Netflix and YouTube do, and the lack of support on a device that costs more than the...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Apple TV review

 

The 2012 version of the Apple TV reviewed here has been discontinued as of October 2016 . Shoppers instead should check out the updated Apple TV released in 2015. It's available in two versions: $149 for the 32GB model and $199 for the 64GB model....

The Apple TV lets you stream all the video content in the iTunes Store to your HDTV, with purchases stored in the cloud. Netflix, Hulu, HBO, YouTube and dozens of other online services are available, plus music, videos, and photos can be streamed from...

Lacks the app store, improved remote and voice functionality of the 2015 Apple TV. The competing Roku 2 and 3 offer more content sources (including Amazon Instant) and cross-platform search. And the Apple TV platform is less of a streaming standout if...

While it's a step behind the Roku and less cutting-edge than the 2015 Apple box, the older Apple TV remains an excellent streaming box, especially for those invested in Apple hardware and the iTunes ecosystem.

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

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: John Falcone (cnet.com)

Apple TV (2007) review

 

Editors' Note (October 1, 2010): This old version of the Apple TV has been replaced with a smaller $99 Apple TV that adds Netflix compatibility.

Provides access to iTunes-based movie rentals, TV shows, music, photos, and podcasts, as well as YouTube videos on your living room TV; streams media from networked Mac or Windows PCs; purchases and rentals can be done directly through iTunes Store on...

No support for Netflix, Pandora, and other major online media services found on most new Blu-ray players; doesn't work with older, non-widescreen TVs; movie rentals must be watched within 24 hour timeframe; no subscription payment options; lackluster...

Apple TV provides a slick venue for iTunes-based media in the living room, but the average Blu-ray player now provides a wider array of online media options.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Reviewboard Magazine (reviewboard.com)

Apple TV Review

 
Oct, 2010

Expert review by: John R. Quain (tomsguide.com)

Apple TV Review: Easy Interface, Limited Content

 

Get the Apple TV if you want to watch iTunes videos on your home theater. If you're not a heavy iTunes user, consider a Roku box or a Chromecast instead.

Simple interface ; Only player that works with iTunes ; AirPlay beams media from Apple devices

Fewer content choices than competitors ; No universal search capability ; Not much free content

This set-top box may be the best choice for heavy iTunes and Apple product users, but it has less content than competitors and a dated design.

Apr, 2014