Apple TV Unboxing and Hands on Video with Streaming and Netflix

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    PCMag has posted a review, hands on video and unboxing slideshow of the new Apple TV which should be arriving in customer's hands this week.

    Their hands on video shows the new Apple TV's interface which looks much like the existing previous model. It shows the speed of renting movies and TV shows, flickr, as well as the Netflix interface:

    In the end they describe the new Apple TV as an "excellent option" for iTunes and Netflix users.

    Article Link: Apple TV Unboxing and Hands on Video with Streaming and Netflix
  2. Sixtafoua macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2009
    Boston, MA
    I wonder if they have them at the apple stores, I'd like to try one out.
  3. vista.john macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
  4. Bozola macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2002
    So close to Redmond, I can smell it!
  5. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    I wonder, why people publish these unboxing videos? Are there those who can not open a box themselves without instructions?
  6. AbblePC macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2009
    Awesome! Can't wait, mine left China this morning. Should have it by OCT 5th from what Fed Ex says
  7. jol45 macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2009
    Do you need itunes10 in order to use the Apple TV? I'm still running OS X 10.4, so I can't upgrade to itunes10.
  8. Sixtafoua macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Some of us find it interesting, seeing what it comes with and seeing the shiny new apple product come out of the box...:rolleyes:
  9. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    For the same reason a strip tease is performed slowly. I'm not a fan of unboxings myself.
  10. ovrlrd macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    Actually they are great to have if you ever need to return something within the return period. Although Apple's packaging is so simple it isn't really hard to keep track of all the items that came with the box and where they go inside the box. For other products though, I have gone back and watched an unboxing video to see how things were arranged and what came in the box before I returned it to avoid a restocking fee (at certain stores at least).
  11. klittle32 macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    Looks nice, but...

    For the time being, the new ATV is pretty much exactly like the old ATV, which I have been using for the last 2 years (cut my cable 2 yrs ago and got a PS3, ATV, and netflix subscription and haven't looked back). The $.99 tv show rentals appeal to me, but that is really the only significant feature I would gain by upgrading to the new atv, but it doesn't have me all jazzed up to go buy a new $99 product. What does excite me, however, is the groundwork Apple has laid here by running the new device on iOS and creating Airplay. I think we'll see these advancements taken advantage of by both apple and other developers pretty soon, and I look forward to that.
  12. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    Now, that's a valid reason for there existence! It did not cross my mind.
  13. X38 macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
    Still messing around as a hobby product. Needs a DVR before it can be a serious product. Too bad, so close but still crippled. Maybe now that Zucker has been fired from NBC Apple will have a little less resistance to DVR's...
  14. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    From Apple TV specs page: "For streaming media from a Mac or PC:
    iTunes 10 or later; iTunes Store account for Home Sharing"

    I don't have the old model, so i don't know exactly how it works, but maybe you could set it up just for streaming from the net via apple rentals or netflix, but not stream your own content from your computer. However, this is just an assumption, and you know what happens when we assume...;)
  15. Neurobit macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2009
    United States
  16. thetaylor13 macrumors regular


    May 14, 2010
    Huzzah! Cool, I'm excited, mine reached Tennessee yesterday, supposed to be in Ohio tomorrow! woot....
  17. SkippyThorson macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2007
    Utica, NY
    You really haven't been around the Apple community long, have you?


    So, has anyone actually found out how much storage there is? That's my biggest question.
  18. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    There wasn't anything to see! All you did was hit the ENTER button. Oooh, it's six characters.

    (Either way, I still want this AppleTV for Netflix.)
  19. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Canada EH!!!

    People make money when others view their unboxing videos.


    Being able to watch movie rentals as soon as you rent them is nothing new. We have always been able to begin watching rented movies while they continue to download. One major difference between this and the older version is that you can't purchase and store movies/shows on the new device.

    With my older Apple TV I was able to hack it so that I could watch AVI files on it. I wonder if we will be able to stream AVI files from the VLC player on our iPads to the Apple TV?

    Perhaps the interface with the iOS devices will be a cool feature.
  20. appleguy macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2002
    Auckland, NZ
    Just get one to firecore

    So they can hack it
    I want to be able to stream from my NAS drive
  21. LucasLand macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2002
    New England
    external wifi antenna

    i believe this can connect to internet via wifi. is there any way to connect a good external wifi antenna to it?
  22. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2009
    Hermitage, TN
    It's already hacked
  23. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Seeing the video really makes me want this. I wasn't sold on it but now I am. For 99 bucks this thing is a drop in the hat for what it does.

    I was considering a Roku box but I might lean towards this.
  24. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Canada EH!!!
    I just watched the video .... it's exactly the same as the older Apple TV without the hard drive. Nothing new here except the much lower price and lack of a hard drive. Guess you could always purchase movies on your iMac and stream them to the Apple TV.

    I might have to ask Santa for one this Xmas :D
  25. faroZ06 macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2009
    I feel your discomfort. I'm fed up with all of these 10.5.6 or greater downloads because I'm stuck at 10.5 (very long story, but I can't upgrade).

    SO. FRUSTURATING :mad: :confused: :eek: :(

    "I thought I got an Apple, not a Lemon!"

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