Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)
alaScore 91

1083 reviews

Jun, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1083 reviews of Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the video and size are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, price, design, size, video

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 1083 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 945 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 686 of 945 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (133)

Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 user reviews of Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The price and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, price, size, reliability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 509 user reviews of Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the video and size are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas the connectivity and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, price, design, size, video

reliability, connectivity

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

Jun, 2021

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple TV review

 

In a day where everyone (including us) expects their gadgets to do everything, Apple again bucks the trend and releases a product that does a few things, but tries to do them very well. From day one the Apple TV wasn't expected to be the right for ...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (pcworld.com)

Apple TV

 

Apple's video receiver is stylish and easy to set up, but you're confined mostly to iTunes-supported content. On the other hand, that content now includes downloadable movies.

Very easy to set up, Smooth, block-free images

Limited to iTunes-compatible media, High-def capability maxes out at 720p

Apple's video receiver is stylish and easy to set up, but you're confined to iTunes-supported content.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Edward N. Albro (pcworld.com)

Reviewed: Apple TV Shows Its Quality

 

Streaming-media hardware is simple to set up and use with iPod content, but imposes some limitations on the content you can play.

Included hard drive allows for smooth video play, Simple to set up and use

Plays a limited number of formats, Picture quality is good, but not great

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : John Falcone (cnet.com)

Apple TV (2007) review: Apple TV

 

With its enhanced iTunes video offerings, PC-free operation, and a lower price tag, the updated Apple TV is a compelling Internet-enabled entertainment device for the living room.

Provides access to iTunes-based movie rentals, TV shows, music, photos, and podcasts, as well as YouTube videos on your living room TV; streams media from networked Mac or Windows PCs; purchases and rentals can be done directly through iTunes Store on...

No support for Netflix, Pandora, and other major online media services found on most new Blu-ray players; doesn't work with older, non-widescreen TVs; movie rentals must be watched within 24 hour timeframe; no subscription payment options; lackluster...

Apple TV provides a slick venue for iTunes-based media in the living room, but the average Blu-ray player now provides a wider array of online media options.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Edward N. Albro, PC World (pcworld.com)

Review: Apple TV Just Plain Works

 

With a 40GB hard drive, Apple's new device copies video, music and photos from your computer's iTunes collection and plays them on your TV

With a 40GB hard drive, Apple's new device copies video, music and photos from your computer's iTunes collection and plays them on your TV.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : John Falcone (cnet.com)

Apple TV (2007) review

 

Editors' Note (October 1, 2010): This old version of the Apple TV has been replaced with a smaller $99 Apple TV that adds Netflix compatibility.

Provides access to iTunes-based movie rentals, TV shows, music, photos, and podcasts, as well as YouTube videos on your living room TV; streams media from networked Mac or Windows PCs; purchases and rentals can be done directly through iTunes Store on...

No support for Netflix, Pandora, and other major online media services found on most new Blu-ray players; doesn't work with older, non-widescreen TVs; movie rentals must be watched within 24 hour timeframe; no subscription payment options; lackluster...

Apple TV provides a slick venue for iTunes-based media in the living room, but the average Blu-ray player now provides a wider array of online media options.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Reviewboard Magazine (reviewboard.com)

Apple TV Review

 
Oct, 2010

Expert review by : John R. Quain (tomsguide.com)

Apple TV Review: Easy Interface, Limited Content

 

Get the Apple TV if you want to watch iTunes videos on your home theater. If you're not a heavy iTunes user, consider a Roku box or a Chromecast instead.

Simple interface ; Only player that works with iTunes ; AirPlay beams media from Apple devices

Fewer content choices than competitors ; No universal search capability ; Not much free content

This set-top box may be the best choice for heavy iTunes and Apple product users, but it has less content than competitors and a dated design.

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Hardware Secrets (hardwaresecrets.com)

Apple TV Review

 

The Apple TV is a well-thought device. It is great if you have an iPhone or iPad, mostly if you buy lots of contents on the iTunes Store. It actually brings your iTunes' content to your living room (or sleeping room, or kitchen) TV. If you are addicted...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : BigPictureBigSound (bigpicturebigsound.com)

Apple TV Review

 

A comprehensive portal to our current digital entertainment, plus online rentals, Eye-popping video quality, with 5.1 audio and nifty menus, HDMI-only video output: This thing is hardcore!, iPhone/iPod Touch remote app works great (and impressed the wife)

HDMI-only video output: Is this thing too hardcore?, High-definition movie rentals painfully slow, Included remote control pales next to iPhone/iPod touch app (see Turn-Ons)

Many times have my colleagues and I here at Big Picture Big Sound shared the wonders of Internet-ready TVs, as technologies have converged to bring once-unimaginable benefits to the home theater enthusiast. But since not everyone is in a position to...

Nov, 2010

Price comparison for Apple TV (1st Gen, 2007)

No prices for this product