ATV2 first impressions

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gtmac, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. gtmac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    I am a bit of a gadget geek. I have two airport expresses and three midrange newer Onkyo receivers around the house. I have all three major gaming consoles all going through an Onkyo to a 60" sharp LCD tv in my family room. I wanted to get a third AE and figured that this was a great opportunity to get the new Apple TV.

    The form factor and packaging are pure sexy and what I would expect from Apple. The device is so compact and blends right in.

    I love the radio and iTunes integration but I have to say the video quality of netflix streaming left me wanting more.

    The PS3 streams so much better on my setup. The blacks at 720p on the ATV2 are washed out and grainy.

    I am really looking forward to the updates over the next year to see where this thing goes. If I ever do rent a movie I will go apple as it is cheaper than Comcast on demand.

    Overall a fun gadget but not a must have unless you don't have any other streaming devices or you just want iTunes and view the rest as bonus.

    I will also say the iPhone remote app is great for the ATV an the AEs.

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