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Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)

Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)
alaScore 91

1608 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1608 reviews of Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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 (2010, 2nd Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen) from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Media Centers on

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple TV (launched September 2010)Apple TV 2, MC572FD_A

Feb, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1176 user reviews of Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen) from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Media Centers on

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple TV - MC572LL/A NEWEST MODELApple TV MC572LL/A (2010) [OLD VERSION]

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (

Apple TV (2010)


Apple's slimmed down set-top box sequel makes it dead simple to rent movies and TV shows, as well as stream content from PCs and (soon) iOS devices.

The next year is going to be an interesting time for media boxes, with Apple TV, Google, Roku, Boxee, and others all vying for a spot next to your set. Because of its low price, the Apple TV's closest competitor is the Roku XDS, which, for $99, works...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (

Apple TV review (2010)


You've been waiting, and it's finally here: the Apple TV review. Months before Steve Jobs announced the new set top box at Apple's annual fall event, we

Killer pricing ; Video and audio quality is excellent ; Elegant, simple interface

Content selection is limited ; Doesn't allow purchases ; Can only network via Apple Home Sharing

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Janet Cloninger (

Apple TV (2nd Generation) Review


I used to think my cable box offered all the programming I needed. As cable prices keep rising, I've come to the conclusion that those multi-media boxes and an $8/month subscription to Netflix are a better deal. While I haven't gotten rid of cable yet,...

Gives access to Internet programming (iTunes, Netflix, etc) ; Very easy to set up ; Lets you access content on computers and iPods/iPhones/iPads on your local network ; Tiny form factor lets it fit in cramped spaces

Doesn't have a QWERTY keyboard for entering account info and passwords ; No HDMI cable provided - and you MUST have an HDMI cable to use it

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Winston Sih (

Apple TV (2010) Review!


Apple TV is a digital media receiver made and sold by Apple. It is a small form factor network appliance designed to play digital content originating from the iTunes Store, Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, MobileMe or any Mac OS X or Windows computer...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Rob Williams (

Apple TV (2010)


The latest Apple TV media streamer is here, and unlike the original that launched in 2007, this one has a lot of competition. It features a super-small frame, fantastic iTunes movie rental and Netflix support, a clean-looking and smooth-operating...

When Apple first announced its revised Apple TV, I thought, "Wow, an Apple TV for $99!". It's no secret that Apple's products tend to carry an "Apple tax", so I was confused about this one. After all, the top current media players on the market cost...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: GadgetMadness (

Review: Apple TV MC572LL/A 2nd Gen (2G) Unboxing & Hookup


Only two physical connections needed to operate (HDMI, power), New form factor runs cool and quiet., Remote App allows for total control of Home Sharing and Apple TV., YouTube, Flickr, MobileMe, Netflix integration., Advanced connectivity options via...

HDMI cable not included., $3.99 per HD movie, $.99 per HD TV show may be steep for some.

We’d always considered the original Apple TV to be a bit of an odd duck. “Another hard drive to manage and back up? What happens when I run out of room on my Apple TV? It has a hard drive but isn’t a DVR?” Apple must have read our minds (or done their...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Seff and Jason Snell (

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...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (

Apple TV 2nd Generation review


The new-look AppleTV replaces the original 2007 model. It's smaller than its predecessor, measuring a mere 3.9ins wide and deep, and just 0.9in high. The reduction in size – and price cut from £200 to £100 – was made possible by removing the hard disk....

A breeze to set up and use and features an attractive graphical interface

Limited content available via iTunes in the UK; rentals are comparatively expensive

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Apple TV (2010)


As a media device we loved the Apple TV's simplicity, but we were disappointed by the lack of content available in Australia

Compact size and design, ease of use and setup, excellent interface, good quality, AirPlay feature

No way to rent TV shows, no hard drive, HD content limited to 720p, limited content available compared to US

The Apple TV is competitively priced and boasts an excellent interface, so if you want an easy to use, basic solution to rent movies you'll appreciate its simplicity. Unfortunately, the lack of content – particularly the fact that Australian users...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Apple TV 2 (2010) - Pocket-lint


For many, including Apple, Apple TV is seen as a hobby. But has the latest version, launched in October 2010, changed all that? We've been playing with

Rent iTunes movies from your TV, streaming content from your computer to your TV, small, HDMI, optical connection

No browser, no NAS support, no music rental, not 1080p

So should you get one? It's clear, seeing the differences between the UK and the US offerings, that the UK gets a bum deal. You don't get the 99 cent TV shows, nor do you get Netflix support, in our mind two killer features of the new box. That said,...

Oct, 2010