"APPLE TV LOVIN IN"on by Jfrd7931
Pros Never had any problems with Apple TV buffering as one reviewer put it... Must be their network... Awesome compact design, silent operation. Much better than trying to use PS3 (which is down) and xbox 360 (LOUD) for streaming content. I am satisified. Plus
Cons Sparce UI, smallish remote for big hands...
Summary Over all a good design, great operation.. silent!
Pros Works simply
Cons Only streams netflix, itunes, youtube, mlb, nba?
Summary I purchased this device because I like to stream other internet content (Daily Show, etc), and thought it would give me the wireless capability to do so. I would have been better off just getting the cables to connect my computer directly to the tv. Sort of seems like a semi-pointless gadget that only benefits Apple's proprietary endeavors, great if you want to purchase endless video from i-tunes.
Pros Integrates well with all Mac Products(Macbook, iPod, iPad,etc)..It streams my content(videos, pictures) from my Apple devices seamlessly....
Cons Doesn't have as much content as other set top boxes.
Summary If you don't have other Apple products I wouldn't consider getting this. But like all things apple it works pretty well..
Pros Small form factor
does exactly what it says it does
Cons Kinda light for the cables, I'll explain in a minute
Apple needs to go to the cloud
Summary What a great little box. You hear about how small it is, but it is still a shock when you hold it. Typical apple form, the box is neatly and securely packed. Once you pull it from the box and hook everything up, set up is a snap. Choose your language, find your WiFi connection, enter your password, turn on Home Sharing, and you are done. It was the fastest device ever to connect to my network. I wanted something to be able to get my iTunes library to my home theater without having to dedicate an clunky old laptop. This fit the bill not just perfectly, but over and beyond what I needed. The menu is set-up just as you would hope it is from Apple. The remote app for the iPhone and the iPad is a must have.
The only small gripe I have is that it is a little too light. The stiff HDMI cables tend to pull the unit away from where I wanted to keep it. Had to do a little cord magic (taping the cord in place behind my receiver) to keep it where I wanted it. Other than that, I am absolutely amazed about how seemless the integration is from your iTunes account to your TV.
Pros Small. portable. Easy to set up. netflix streaming is smooth. iPad compatible. Airplay is great as well.
Cons you must have a HDMI input on your tv. also home sharing videos from your computer take quite some time to load.
Summary Home sharing is a huge advantage opposed to my laptop to play music while I clean. The iPad app Remote is an amazing if I can't find my remote I just pull it up on my iPad. Also I love it when a friend has my remote and I use my app on them and screw with them. makes for a great laugh. But all in all I love it though I wish the home sharing videos didn't have to take so long buffering but I guess that's the nature of the beast. Airplay has done wonders. The whole system was a breeze to set up and have yet to run into any issues with the hardware.