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Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)

Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)
alaScore 93

2028 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2028 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen) from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Media Centers on

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)


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 NEWEST MODEL

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : David Pierce (

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 : Christina Bonnington (

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 : Nick Mokey (

Apple TV Review (2012)


Short of AirPlay and an idiot-proof interface, the current Apple TV offers little that can't be found elsewhere, and lacks plenty that can.

If you’re already a loyal iTunes customer and you want to gorge yourself on content without a worry for what it costs, get an Apple TV. If you want to use any of a myriad of other services like Pandora, Hulu Plus or Amazon Instant Video, get the...

Mar, 2012

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 : Anand Lal Shimpi (

The Apple TV (2010) Review


Steve Jobs is the only CEO I know of who can stand on stage in front of the world and joke about how one of the products his public company makes is just a hobby . Apple's stock doesn't go down as a result, and the hype surrounding the aforementioned...

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Apple TV (2010)


Apple finally gets its hobby product right with a fully revamped Apple TV with a smaller footprint, a smaller price, 99-cent TV show rentals, Netflix, and iOS-device streaming.

Compact design. Intuitive user interface. Streams video, music, and photos from your computer, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. 99-cent TV-show rentals. Streams Netflix Watch Instantly content, YouTube, and content from iOS devices to Apple TV.

No hard drive. Can't purchase content-streaming only. Can't rent a show on Apple TV and watch it on other devices or your computer. Limited rental content available. Connects via HDMI—not compatible with older televisions without purchasing adapter....

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Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Review Crew (

Apple TV Review


While Apple dominated in the mobile market and is thriving with their line of laptops, they have never been able to grasp the home theater crowd with their video solutions, ...

Oct, 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 : Kim Wilson (

Apple TV 2


Getting content from our computers to the home's main entertainment hub is like the Holy Grail. Some manufacturers have achieved it for a high price; others have achieved it poorly for a reasonable price. In the Apple ecosystem, Apple TV has allowed...

If you own other Apple products, Apple TV is a no-brainer, as you can now integrate all of your devices with Apple TV via AirPlay. Naturally, the iTunes integration is flawless. If you’re a PC user and depend on iTunes to organize your music for your...

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Silver

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):48

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, PNG
Video compression formats:H.264


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Frequency band:2.4
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):54

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 45 / 0 - 35 / 0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45 / 0 - 35 / 0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45 / -40 - 85 / 0 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45 / -40 - 85 / 0 - 35

Other Features

Channels quantity:13
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS X 10.3.9 +,\nWindows XP Home/Pro / Mac OS X 10.3.9 +\nWindows XP Home/Pro
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Supported data transfer rates:10/100 Mbps
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Frequency band:2.4
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi: Yes


Power consumption (typical):48


Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, APE, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF
Video compression format:H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,M-JPEG,MOV,MP4,MPEG4


Hard Drive Capacity:40

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements:iTunes 7.1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.9 / 39 / 7.76
Dimensions (WxDxH):7.76 x 7.76 x 1.1
Height:0.902 / 1.1 / 9.02
Weight:0.00952 / 2.4 / 9.52
Width:3.9 / 39 / 7.76