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Apple TV (2007, 1st Gen)

Apple TV (2007, 1st Gen)
alaScore 92

984 reviews

Feb, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 984 reviews of Apple TV (2007, 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.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Apple TV (2007, 1st Gen) 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 (2007, 1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 user reviews of Apple TV (2007, 1st Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 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

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 509 user reviews of Apple TV (2007, 1st Gen) 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]

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: David Pierce (wired.com)

Review: Apple TV

 

There are two ways to talk about the Apple TV. One is in Apple's language of grand statements like “all the entertainment your TV can handle.” You could discuss what “the future of television” looks like, what role Siri plays in it, and how it all...

Its Netflix loads faster than your Netflix. Even without the TV stuff, there's a great gaming machine inside the Apple TV. The remote is super-versatile. Apps probably are the future of TV

The remote is super-frustrating. Setting everything up will leave you wanting to commit crimes. Siri and the App Store both have some work left to do

That is not this, though. This Apple TV is a PowerPoint presentation, not a finished execution. You can buy it now, but know that you’re doing so in the hope that the App Store quickly gets bigger and better. (And in fairness, Apple’s track record says...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: David Gewirtz (zdnet.com)

Apple TV review: A diamond in the rough - very rough

 

The fourth generation Apple TV feels like the start of something big. But right now there's so much terribly wrong with Apple's latest set-top box, it's hard to know where to begin.

Access to the iTunes library ; Enormous potential ; Voice search (when it works) ; Puts AirPlay on TV

Terrible remote ; Limited app selection ; Problematic Bluetooth ; Painful service setup

Nov, 2015

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.

1080p, finally. Purchases from iTunes are stored in iCloud for syncing across devices. If you’re an iTunes Match subscriber, you can stream your tunes and playlists from iCloud. Use AirPlay to stream from any iOS device, or from any iTunes library on...

Similarly-priced boxes (like the Roku 2 XS) offer more streaming services. Can’t remove or rearrange icons in main menu. 8GB storage is for caching only, and you can’t side-load content through the microUSB port. Remote is too simple and too easy to...

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: 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: John Falcone (cnet.com)

Apple TV review: Apple TV

 

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

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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