Bought my new apple tv today. My neighbor has had their 1st gen for almost three years now. I have been wanting one for about two years now and finally went out and got the new one. 100 bucks it not bad at all and for the size of this thing!!! Amazing.
Out of the box and all hooked up and playing in 8 minutes. Would of been less if I did not have password protection on my network and having to type in my long password for that, and for my itunes account.
Price: At a hundred bucks and for all you get its a great device.
Size, the darn thing could fit in my pocket if I wanted it to. Amazing at just the size.
Easy setup, this was a big thing as I said I was up and running in 8 minutes would of been like 5 without the passwords.
Sound quality, with all my collection in lossless I was hopeful that it would sound just as good coming threw the apple tv as using my dac connected to my laptop. And it was if not a bit better IMO. Seemed as if the instruments became a bit clearer.
Find Stuff, I love how easy it is to find whatever I am looking for plain and simple.
The Remote, I love this remote the beautiful metal body and simple layout of it. Almost makes me want to use it instead of my logitech remote.
Pandora, I am still upset that they have not included pandora in the apple tv. One of the most used internet radio stations and they can not include it? I do use airfoil to stream pandora to the apple tv with no problem. But I should not have to.
No upgrading, from what I see there is no way of adding anything to the apple tv weather that be a hd or a os, no biggie in my book for the os.
No hd, with apple removing a hd that is probably where the big cost cut was. Do not get me wrong I have no problem streaming from my laptop which is always open. But to be able to have things stored on the unit itself, I did like that. But again very quick streaming using my Linksys N router.
Only having HDMI and Fiber output is not a bad thing but I would of liked more. But this could be something I want because my receiver does not have HDMI so I had to use a Fiber line.
HD 720p Come on apple WAKE UP!! It is 2010 time to make this thing 1080P, on my dynex I do not notice a difference nor do I think I would on my fathers tv. Still this is a bad thing to hear. All though they may of done this because streaming full 108P content could exceed many peoples bandwidth.
Slow down, I have noticed a slight slow down in my network but I think I even expected that. I think the next upgrade will be a apple airport router for dual band wireless for steady speed.
Things I can not test, as where I live we do not get cable, nor fiber nor dsl. We have satellite internet which is very lagy and can not be used to watch movies, or tv shows or download large things. So i can not use my apple tv to watch netflixs or any of that good stuff.
All and all I love it, as I said there are some down falls but in the end it is a great device and with its fast speed to see my laptop as soon as I open itunes is great compared to the old one. It is a keeper in my book.