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Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)
alaScore 92

1020 reviews

May, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1020 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 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, 2007) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = 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 4.0/5 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

May, 2016

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 TV MB189LL/A with 160GB Hard Drive [OLD VERSION]Apple MA711LL/A TV with 40GB Hard Drive [OLD VERSION]

May, 2016

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Apple TV

 

It's been more than three years, but we finally have a new Apple TV ($149; 32GB). The last time Apple updated its popular media streamer was back in 2012, and it has really started to show its age. Especially when you consider the broad app ecosystems...

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

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.

Apr, 2016

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: Hardware Secrets (hardwaresecrets.com)

Apple TV Review

 

The Apple TV is a well-thought device. It is great if you have an iPhone or iPad, mostly if you buy lots of contents on the iTunes Store. It actually brings your iTunes' content to your living room (or sleeping room, or kitchen) TV. If you are addicted...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: BigPictureBigSound (bigpicturebigsound.com)

Apple TV Review

 

A comprehensive portal to our current digital entertainment, plus online rentals, Eye-popping video quality, with 5.1 audio and nifty menus, HDMI-only video output: This thing is hardcore!, iPhone/iPod Touch remote app works great (and impressed the wife)

HDMI-only video output: Is this thing too hardcore?, High-definition movie rentals painfully slow, Included remote control pales next to iPhone/iPod touch app (see Turn-Ons)

Many times have my colleagues and I here at Big Picture Big Sound shared the wonders of Internet-ready TVs, as technologies have converged to bring once-unimaginable benefits to the home theater enthusiast. But since not everyone is in a position to...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Configuration

Backup Function: No
Hot Swap Function: No
Rackmount:No / 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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