July 15th 2009 6:41 pm

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Detailed review
Apple TV. Looks great. Couple with Handbrake and you have a killer home entertainment system. Make sure you have a FAST internet connection if you intend to rent movies - it can take an hour to buffer SD movies over a 1MB connection, 8 hours for HD.

Apple TV is a great idea. It has great potential. In spite of this potential, it seems that no one is interested in creating a killer living room experience.

The Remote app for iPhone is a great tool. I hope that Apple takes this experience and creates a "game console" interface so that the TV show a game which may or may not have a simultaneous experience on the iPhone.

Officially opening ATV to Hulu, Netflix, etc would make this a must have device. As it is, it is nice to have.