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Critic reviews

6.8
4 reviews
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    6.0
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    6.0
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  • Ease of use
    8.0
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User reviews

7.6
62 reviews
7.0
Gizmodo Feb 13, 2008

It's everything Apple TV should have been when it launched, complete with audio and video podcasts, Flickr and .Mac integration and—most importantly—movie rentals without a computer.

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Computerworld Oct 29, 2010

When you've got $100 in your pocket and a burning desire for video and audio options you just can't get from your cable station, is the Apple TV the obvious choice? Well, Roku provides more free stuff if you dig around, and for an extra couple of hundred dollars, you can get almost a full...

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6.0
About Apr 30, 2009

The Apple TV is capable within the narrow goals Apple has established for it. In fact, it does what Apple promises very well. But is that enough?

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SmallNetBuilder Jul 16, 2007

Network Multimedia player with Wireless 802.11n support and embedded hard-drive. Easy to use with sophisticated interface. But limited codec support. But you can hack it to expand capabilities (http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/30103...

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8.0
agami agami

The first Apple TV was quite the device in its day. It is basically an iPod for your TV. Of course, subsequent software updates made it more of an independent device with streaming capabilities and AirPlay (audio only). Unlike the Apple TV 2 and 3 which are ARM based devices the original Apple...

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6.0
cwachs cwachs

For what it is designed to do - be a television interface for iTunes, it does that well. However, for the money, I'd want so much more from the device. The interface is lacking. It can only play back video and audio files that iTunes can deal with. I've tried hacking it a number of...

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7.0
robertcampos robertcampos

When I bought my Apple TV back in Fall 2008, it changed the way I thought about my television. I now had a choice between consuming TV content on my television through either my cable provider or iTunes. As a financially strapped college student who doesn't have all the time in the world to...

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9.0
DavidWmBrown DavidWmBrown

I will likely not give up my original Apple TV for years just because of the hard drive. It is too bad that Apple no longer supports this box with firmware updates.

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5.0
MtnSloth MtnSloth

When it was first released, it was a good product. As time has gone on, Apple hasn't improved the firmware in any significant way. Unmodded it is going to under-whelm; there are far better options now. The one advantage that it has over the second gen product is local storage; this is very...

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8.0
naven87 naven87

The AppleTV has so much potential, but they need to take it the full step. I watch HD video podcasts on my TV, why can't a subscribe to the podcasts on the ATV. I don't want them on my laptop, and it could just be automatic. Need to figure out how to enable real ATV application...

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8.0
romek romek

I got this to be able to run XBMC as I have all my video content on a NAS. To make a long story short... it works but... I got this unit to be able to play HD content (at 720p of course as that is the unit's limitation) and it does play it, but it's not smooth. All my SD content is...

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