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Apple TV (2nd generation, late 2010)

Apple TV (2nd generation, late 2010)
alaScore 69

13 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Apple TV (2nd generation, late 2010) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 13 reviews)

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Review: Apple TV (2nd generation, late 2010)

 

With the release of the new, second-generation Apple TV, Apple has dramatically changed the device's technology while also redefining the product's target audience. It's an enormous change with a huge amount of upside, but until the device becomes more...

Before digging into the details of what the Apple TV’s software does and doesn’t do, it's worth reviewing the hardware itself. Almost the only thing the new Apple TV has in common with its predecessor is its name: The previous silver-and-white model...

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Apple TV 2nd Gen (2010)

 

Has Apple entered a market sector in which its principles fundamentally undermine its chances of success?

and that's it.

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Apple TV 2nd gen hands-on test

 

The second-gen Apple TV is an appealing prospect, but we'd like to see a lower price tag and more UK content.

Tiny form factor ; HDMI connectivity ; Intuitive interface

Needs more UK-centric content ; Content is more expensive in the UK than in the US

The second-generation Apple TV is an enticing prospect, but it smarts that the UK version is more expensive than the US one, and there doesn't seem to be as much available content, although that may soon change. The hardware, however, looks really...

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Apple TV (2nd generation, late 2010) review

 

With the release of the new second-generation Apple TV, Apple has dramatically changed the device's technology while also redefining the product's target audience. It's an enormous change with a huge amount of upside, but until the device becomes more...

Small size; Low price; Runs cool; Solid 720p playback; Responsive interface

Limited rental content on iTunes; Home Sharing requires single iTunes account; Initial setup still requires tedious text input

The original Apple TV, announced in 2006 and released in early 2007, was Apple’s first take on providing media streaming to the living room. Four years and three software updates later, the Apple TV remained just a ‘hobby’, to use the word repeatedly...

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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

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Apple TV (2nd generation, late 2010) review

 

With the release of the new second-generation Apple TV, Apple has dramatically changed the device's technology while also redefining the product's target audience. It's an enormous change with a huge amount of upside, but until the device becomes more...

The new Apple TV is a spectacular hardware upgrade from the old model. The device is easy to use, and excels at two tasks: playing back content from local iTunes computers, renting iTunes content over the Internet, although we're not yet sure just how...

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Apple TV 2nd gen

 

Terrible for watching films spontaneously.. 3 hours to download at least..... and no netflix in UK.....

L0oks cool and allows you to show your photo collection on TV very easily (my wife loves this) . Also great for playing my ITunes library through my home cinema system. Ability to watch movie trailers and browse by director or actor is excellent, its...

Movie download speed are pathetic, its quicker to drive to the rental store!!!. Average time to download a movie has been more than 3 hours..... and sometimes longer, MUCH longer "time to download 8 hrs" and i have sky broadband. so spontaneous movie...

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Apple TV 2nd gen

 

People are really missing the point with this product, I think even Apple are missing the point when marketing it. The killer app of this product is not renting movies, there are lots of ways you can do that already. The killer app is the ability to...

Streaming, streaming, streaming

possible limitations of streaming read on

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Apple TV 2nd gen

 

I would like to buy this but i think there is something fishy with the conversion rate.overall i think i will be buying.

its compact and is easy to use. I want this one

the price tag, such a strange conversion rate

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Apple TV 2nd gen

 

Surely the lack of UK content can be worked around with a US iTunes account ;o) ?

Create way to stream that iTunes content to the main TV

No TV shows and low UK content

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