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Apple TV (2nd Generation)

Apple TV (2nd Generation)
alaScore 73

3 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Apple TV (2nd Generation). The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Apple TV (2nd Generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 3 reviews)

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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

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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 ; Performance: 4/5 ; Design: 4/5 ; Features: 2/5 ; Overall: 2/5

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The latest version of the Apple TV is smaller and sleeker than its predecessor, with a radically redesigned interface. It's also remarkably cheap, at just under £100 from most retailers. Although we weren't expecting loads of features at this price, we...

Apple TV has a lovely interface and will suit those who use iTunes for everything, but its low resolution and poor format support count against it.