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The second generation of the Apple TV is a streaming entertainment device that delivers content from the internet right into a user’s living room. At only 0.9 inches by 3.9 ...Read more
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This little box integrates all your Apple devices on your TV screen!
Excellent little box but not perfect!

In the basic (not jailbroken) version you can access the Apple store (paid movies, music and TV shows) and you can access Vime...Read more
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Portable and efficient.
I'm a big Apple fan thanks to how easy their products are to set up and use and the Apple TV is no different. Setting up the Apple TV couldn't be easier: plug it in, connect t...Read more
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The second generation of the Apple TV is a streaming entertainment device that delivers content from the internet right into a user’s living room. At only 0.9 inches by 3.9 inches by 3.9 inches and weighing only 0.6 ounces, this small Apple streaming player marks a step forward from the 80 percent larger first generation Apple TVs. This second generation multimedia box delivers a powerful entertainment punch with a maximum resolution output of 720p. The Apple TV allows for streaming content via the built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi system or Ethernet connection. This second generation multimedia box provides fast access to the online world of streaming media. Utilizing A4 processor, this streaming entertainment device runs at low power and does not heat up quickly. In fact, this energy-friendly device uses less power than an average night light.

Users have the choice of both HDMI and optical audio out connections, making the Apple TV compatible with both newer and older television models. With a simple addition of an HDMI cable, the owners can have their second generation multimedia box up and running in a jiffy. Setting up the Apple TV is a quick and easy. A user needs to just follow a few prompts and enter the necessary details to complete the setup. The setup process also activates the iTunes Home Sharing feature which saves the user’s iTunes information on the Apple streaming player and allows for fast purchasing of content. This second generation multimedia box supports different video formats like H.264, MPEG-4 and M-JPEG and audio formats like AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV. It can also transmit Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound to a compatible audio receiver or home theater set-up. In addition to accessing online content, the Apple streaming player can also display contents stored on a PC or Mac. Besides, the Apple TV also lets users access cloud content by wirelessly connecting to a user’s iCloud account.

If a user is already using AirTunes or AirPlay to play iTunes content, the Apple TV can be quickly and easily linked to that set-up. This second generation multimedia box is also compatible with several online content providers, including Netflix , MLB.TV, and NBA.com. The Apple streaming player can also be integrated with popular online media sites like YouTube, Flickr and MobileMe, and users can even stream podcast or Internet radio via this device. For users who like to stay up-to-date on the latest business, international, and finance news, the Apple streaming player offers Wall Street Journal Live. Shows on Wall Street Journal Live include regular updates on market trends, expert financial advice and analysis, and summaries of the latest important news stories.
Compact, subtle, and environmentally-friendly, but with the power and capability of a much larger device, the second generation of Apple TV is a great way for classic fans and those new to Apple devices to enjoy their favorite films, TV shows, music, and online content.


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BrandApple
ModelTV (2nd Generation)
MPNMC572LL/A

Key Features
Media Input ConnectivityEthernet, HDMI, Mini USB, WiFi, Wireless / Wired
Network Interface 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, Wired LAN, Wireless LAN
UsageMovies, Music, Pictures
FeaturesMP3, WAV

File Formats
Audio File FormatsAAC, AIFF, ALE, MP3, WAV
Video File FormatsAVI, MPEG 4
Picture File FormatsGIF, JPEG, TIFF

Connections
Audio InputsOptical x 1
Audio OutputsCoax SPDIF x 1, Optical x 1
Video OutputsHDMI x 1

Network
Network StandardsIEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.3 10Mbps Ethernet, IEEE 802.3u 100Mbps Ethernet
Broadcast Format Supported720p (HDTV)
Remote AccessWith Remote Access

Audio & Video Interface
Max. Resolution720p

Other
Applicable DeviceHome Theater System, MP3 Players, TV

Dimensions
Depth3.9 Inch
Height0.9 Inch
Width3.9 Inch
Weight0.6 lbs

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Apple TV (2nd Generation)
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This little box integrates all your Apple devices on your TV screen!

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 07/03/12
Excellent little box but not perfect!

In the basic (not jailbroken) version you can access the Apple store (paid movies, music and TV shows) and you can access Vimeo and YouTube to watch videos. The interface is excellent and the HD quality is perfect. It just works!

Moreover, you can access your iTunes library on your Mac or PC and play music and movies on your TV. The video quality is perfect and it all works wirelessly. The audio quality IS a bit lower than through the Airport eXpress so if you're an audio freak then you might still want to listen to iTunes music on your big stereo through Airport Express. The Apple TV sound quality is just not the same in the big speakers, but "ok" for most people.

Finally, from an iPad, iPhone, iPod and even from your Mac you can stream videos, photos etc to the Apple TV and it all shows up on your TV screen. Quite impressing. iPad 2 also supports wireless mirroring so the TV screen will show an exact copy of your iPad screen all the time. The up-coming Mountain Lion supports even further options to stream from your Mac to your TV.

The jailbroken version offers a lot more content from the Internet, but the Apple software quality is gone. It's literally a mess of menus and submenus, lists and sublists, add-on programs and features, and often it can be quite difficult to remember where you found something last time. This is for the computer freak!

Also, lots of links to movies, live TV, Tv shows etc just don't work, or work one day but not the next. Or the stream suddenly breaks in the middle of a movie, and there's no way back. You have to stream from the beginning again. Here you're on your own in the exciting world of unprofessional programmers and hackers. Some people like it, while others hate it :-)

Beware of some shortcomings in this device. There is NO analog output. Only HDMI and a digital optical audio output. So if your good old stereo doesn't have an optical input then you need an A/D converter (USD 25+), or you can of course get the sound from your TV's "audio out", but this quality will vary. There is NO WAY you can stream video sound through the Airport Express while the picture goes to the Apple TV. I have even tried add-on products, but they don't do it!

Some people say that with this device you can cancel your cable TV (or whatever you have). Forget it! Where will you find your local TV programs and your sports channels? Even if your favorite channels can be found somewhere in the "jailbroken jungle" you still don't know they work when you need them. Maybe in five or ten years...

In summary, this little device INTEGRATES your big TV screen with your other (Apple) devices in an impressive way. And it offers SOME content from the Internet, however in a very unpredictable quality if you go the jailbroken way. It DOES NOT replace your cable or satellite subscription. It's cool, it's smart and you'll love it most of the time. The last star is saved for a future version where you'll love it ALL the time :-)
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Portable and efficient.

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 20/09/12
I'm a big Apple fan thanks to how easy their products are to set up and use and the Apple TV is no different. Setting up the Apple TV couldn't be easier: plug it in, connect to wi-fi, sign in with your Apple ID (and Netflix if applicable) and you're good to go. It's that easy. One caveat, you need to have a fast connection - especially over wi-fi. You don't need to have the fastest thing out there, 5-6 Mbps seems fine, but if you're gonna be streaming HD content then the faster the better. If you have an iPhone I would recommend downloading speedtest.net's wi-fi speed App and testing different areas of your home to find the ideal spot to place the device, I found a foot or two can make a huge difference depending on the immediate environment.

Pros:
-Easy to set up, don't need to be tech-savvy.
-Picture and sound quality is great, especially HD content.
-Netflix and Youtube streaming.
-Works great with streaming content from iTunes.
-Airplay works like a charm. You can take a photo or video with your iPhone and immediately stream it over wi-fi to the TV. You can also play music, in sync, on your computer, TV, and speakers connected to wi-fi or stream a movie from a iDevice to the TV. Super easy.
-Works great with iPhoto and Aperture to show off your photos and videos.
-Price.
-Tiny!

Cons:
-Must have a high-speed connection
-No 1080P... yet. Could possibly be updated in the future.
-HDTV only (I figure most people who are interested in this device already have an HDTV, but still).

Overall I think this is a great addition to any entertainment system, as long as you have the internet connection to support it. An awesome little device, especially for Mac users, at a great price (especially for an Apple product). Highly recommended!
13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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Created: 06/04/11
This product is wonderful! A great place to bring it all together. iTunes from your home computer, Netflix, app store, rent movies, new releases which fills in the small hole by Netflix. Listen to all your music on your tv. Watch all your digital DVD library on your tv. I am so ad that I bought this item. I am going to purchase another for my bedroom soon! Great product
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Apple TV is perfect product!

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 11/12/11
With Apple TV, everything you want to watch — movies, TV shows, photo slideshows, and more — plays wirelessly on your widescreen TV.
XBMC app for Apple TV 2 — which requires jailbreaking — expands the set-top box’s multimedia playback to support almost every type of audio or video format, including 1080p HD content. By default, the Apple TV can only play a few formats compatible with iTunes, and only supports 720p video.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Apple Tv 2

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 16/07/11
Description
Silent, cool and small, the Apple TV is big on entertainment as it allows you to stream movies, television shows, music, and photos wirelessly. With just a single cable, you can easily set up this Apple media streamer which is small enough to squeeze anywhere. Moreover, this compact media streamer is very energy efficient as it uses less power than a night-light. Enjoy lag-free streaming as the Apple TV is equipped with a powerful A4 chip that streams everything without pausing and hanging. Watch the latest Hollywood flicks without waiting for the DVD release as this Apple media streamer gives instant access to Hollywood new releases, often the same day that they release on DVD. Apart from movies and TV shows, this compact media streamer also provides access to your favorite Internet content.

Product Identifiers
Brand Apple
Model TV (2nd Generation)
UPC 885909410521, 893835001065
MPN MC572LL/A

Dimensions
Depth 3.9 Inch
Height 0.9 Inch
Width 3.9 Inch
Weight 0.6 lbs

Key Features
Usage Movies, Music, Pictures
Video Formats AVI, MPEG 4
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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