Cloud Computing: Apple TV: Hands-on Tests Show It`s a Good Buy
Apple TV: Hands-on Tests Show It's a Good Buy
by Don Reisinger
The Apple TV
The Apple TV is a small, black set-top box that delivers some hefty performance for such a minute device.
The Miniature Apple TV
The Apple TV fits easily into a persons palm. Its one-quarter the size of the original Apple TV.
Apple TV Connectivity
Consumers looking for all kinds of connectivity with the Apple TV wont find it. It boasts only HDMI, Ethernet and optical audio.
The Intuitive Menu
The Apple TV features one of the most functional menus of any set-top box on the market.
The New Remote
The new Apple remote boasts an aluminum finish and fits nicely in the users hands.
Apple's Movie Selection
Overall, Apples movie selection leaves much to be desired, but at least it isnt as bad as the devices television offering.
Apple TV's Poor Television Selection
The Apple TV includes content from ABC, Disney and Fox. Other major networks are missing from the service.
Netflix in Action
The Apple TV includes Netflix streaming, which works extremely well on the set-top box.
Access to YouTube
Those hoping to watch the "Evolution of Dance" once again can do so with YouTube on the Apple TV.
Apples set-top box includes extra functionality, such as the ability to view Flickr photos from the device.