We have a 2nd generation Apple TV (MC572LL/A) hooked up to a nothing special TV, and with our TV needs, the television is good enough and does not need replacing. The Apple TV, however, is horrible, and has to be restarted every single time we want to watch something on HBO or Netflix or whatever - streams airplayed from our phones or computers crash again and again and again. We spend most of our TV watching (or trying to watch) time cursing Apple and restarting either the device or the steam. I really don't know much about the TV or the Apple TV, but I wonder if the failure rate might be simply because the Apple TV is old, and its oldness is making it dodgy, and if we got a newer one we would spend less time swearing? Or should we look for something else entirely?