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Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)

Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)
alaScore 93

1920 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1920 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 by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

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

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1176 user reviews of Apple TV (2010, 2nd Gen) from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple TV - MC572LL/A NEWEST MODELApple TV - MC572LL/A NEWEST MODEL

Dec, 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: 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: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

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 (anandtech.com)

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 (engadget.com)

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: Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

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 (the-gadgeteer.com)

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 (hometheatermag.com)

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

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Expert review by: Kim Wilson (hometheater.com)

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...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best digital media player for iTunes users

 

With its tight integration with iTunes, and as the only digital media player with access to the iTunes store, Apple TV is an easy pick for those already committed to the Apple "lifestyle." Most -- but not all -- critics say, however, that its...

Access to iTunes, easy to set up and use, streaming from iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, streaming of local files, inexpensive

Other than iTunes, limited content partners, resolution only 720p

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

1080p Upscaling: No
CDMA Modem: No
Display: No
DVB-T: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
GPRS: No
GSM: No
HSDPA: No
Insteon: No
Integrated Firewall: No
Integrated Modem: No
Integrated Private Branch Exchange (PBX): No
Power LAN: No
Power over Ethernet: No
Remote Control: Yes
TV Cable Net Function: No
Ultra-Wideband: No
USB Host:No / Yes
Wibree: No
WiMAX: No
WLAN 802.11a Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11ac Port: No
WLAN 802.11b Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11g Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: Yes
WUSB: No
ZigBee: No

Connectivity

ADSL Port: No
ADSL2+ Port: No
Bluetooth: No
DECT Port: No
Device Type:Gateway / Bridge
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Firewire: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Home Radio Frequency Port: No
HPNA Port: No
IrDA Port: No
ISDN Port: No
Memory Card Slot: No
MiMo Port: No
S-Video: No
SDSL Port: No
Token Ring Port: No
TV Cable Port: No
USB:USB 2.0
W-LAN 802.11n Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11a Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11b Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11g Port: Yes
WLAN 802.11i Port: No
WLAN 802.11n Port: Yes

General Features

Access Point Function: No
Bridge Function: No
Device Form:Extern
Hub Function: No
Optical Drive: No
Router Function: No
Segment:Networking Device
Switch Function: No
Switch Type:Not Applicable
VoIP Function: No
VPN Function: No
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