Apple TV

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21-03-2007 18:18:06

Who got it? What is so good about it? Should I buy it?


21-03-2007 18:40:03

I'll be able to tell you once i get mine so stay tuned lol !!


21-03-2007 19:50:51



21-03-2007 19:55:59

If you want to know how it's going to work, here's some snippets from Wikipedia that explains just that

[quotedfe8485176]The Apple TV is enabled to stream digital content from any computer running Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows running iTunes onto an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television.

Apple is selling the device for US$299, and Apple began shipments on March 20th.[/quotedfe8485176]

[quotedfe8485176]You can take a movie, download it to a computer, and put it on your iPod. But what about that big flat screen TV you just bought last weekend? You need a box to drive that big screen TV. How's the box going to talk to the computer? Do I want to string cables throughout my house? So I'm going to talk to it using wireless network, to get the content from the computer to the box, from the box to the TV.[/quotedfe8485176]

[quotedfe8485176]Apple TV sports an updated Front Row-esque interface. The device is compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows through iTunes.

Apple TV is also confirmed to run a cut down and trimmed version of Mac OS X, limiting certain features that are available in a regular computer.[/quotedfe8485176]

[quotedfe8485176]Apple TV technical specifications (some of these are rumoured and not confirmed)

li Intel Pentium-M "Crofton" Processor[1] (based on Pentium-M "Dothan")
1.0 GHz
2 MB of L2 cache
350 MHz underclocked system bus
li NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 (64 MB VRAM)
li 256 MB of 400 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
li 40 GB hard disk
li USB 2.0
li 10BASE-T/100BASE-T Ethernet
li 802.11 b, g, n wireless networking (AirPort)
li Infrared Receiver, works with Apple Remote
li HDMI (audio & video)
li Component Video
li Output resolutions
1080i 60/50Hz
720p 60/50Hz
576p 50Hz (PAL)
480p 60Hz
li S/PDIF digital optical audio
li RCA analog stereo audio
li Built-in universal 48W power supply
li 7.7x7.7x1.1 in (197x197x28 mm)
li 2.4 lb (1.09 kg)
li Supported video codecs
H.264, Protected H.264
+ Baseline profile LC (640x480x30p)
+ Baseline profile (320x240x30p)
+ Main profile (1280x720x24p)
MPEG-4 simple profile (640x480x30p)
li Supported audio codecs
AAC, Protected AAC (16-320 kbps)
MP3 (16-320 kbps, VBR)
Apple Lossless
li Supported image formats

No video or audio cables are included with Apple TV.

The hard drive is used to sync media from one computer using iTunes similar to how an iPod is synced. However, the Apple TV can stream media from up to five computers on the local network. The USB port is only for service and diagnostic uses[/quotedfe8485176]


21-03-2007 22:44:24

It's basically a computer that takes content from your computers' iTunes and transfers it to your TV.

You can have your appleTV actually download content to its harddrive, but only from one computer. So if you have a main computer or something.


21-03-2007 23:00:29

Apple always make quality products. Always a safe purchase =)