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Apple TV (2nd Gen, 2010)

Apple TV (2nd Gen, 2010)
alaScore 93

2052 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2052 reviews of Apple TV (2nd Gen, 2010). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple TV (2nd Gen, 2010) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Apple TV (2nd Gen, 2010) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. Many are less positive about the size and price.

usability

price, size

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)

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1176 user reviews of Apple TV (2nd Gen, 2010) 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 products in the same category 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

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (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 had...

Sep, 2010

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 : Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Apple TV (fall 2010) review

 

Editors' note (March 7, 2012): As of March 16, 2012, the 2010 Apple TV reviewed here has been replaced with an updated 2012 model . The new Apple TV adds support for 1080p video, has an updated A5 processor, and sports an updated main interface (which...

The Apple TV lets you stream all of the movies and TV shows available in the iTunes Store to your HDTV on a pay-per-view basis, with purchases stored in the cloud for future on-demand access. It offers Netflix and a handful of other online video,...

The competing Roku 2 offers more streaming services, including Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, and Pandora. The new AirPlay mirroring feature seems cool, but doesn't currently have much practical use. And the upcoming Roku LT will offer much of the...

The Apple TV is an excellent streaming video box, especially for Apple fans who will use AirPlay and the upcoming iTunes Match service, but it's missing a few key apps like Hulu Plus and Pandora.

Sep, 2010

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

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 : 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 : Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

The Apple TV (2010) Review - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

 

The new Apple TV is a lot like the old Apple TV, at least functionally. You get the same limitations and the same plays-well-with-others* behavior (if by others you mean Apple products and iTunes). Technically, the new Apple TV is a significant...

Apr, 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

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Frame rate:30

Ports & interfaces

Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Frequency band:2.4
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Software

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.86 / 3.9 / 39
Height:0.902 / 0.906 / 9.02
Weight:0.00952 / 9.52
Width:3.86 / 3.9 / 39