& cplSiteName &

Apple TV Arrives

Contentinople
Contentinople
Contentinople
9/30/2010

9:30 AM -- Now that the new Apple TV has landed, reviews and additional details are beginning to trickle in.

According to iFixit, which stripped down the device, the tiny set-top -- which is only 3.9 inches square and 0.9 inches tall -- contains 8GB of storage, presumably for applications and caching streams. It has 256 megs of RAM and an A4 processor.

iFixit also noted that Apple TV may be the "most eco-friendly set-top box of all time."

Though many reviews praised the video quality, simplicity, and user-friendliness of the device compared to competitors like Roku, the consensus is that it's not yet a replacement for cable.

"If you just want a dead simple movie rental box and you're not that picky about content, the Apple TV is a no-brainer. If, like us, you're looking for options good enough to make you can the cable, Apple's new box still feels a lot like a hobby," Engadget's Joshua Topolsky wrote in that site's thorough review.



— Erin Barker, Digital Content Reporter, Light Reading Cable

(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
More Blogs from Contentinople
12:40 PM Steve Donohue likes what he's seen so far of Verizon's latest batch of FiOS TV guide upgrades
9:35 AM Plus some actual iPad news
10:00 AM The word is out that AOL is circling the search giant
3:35 PM The Social Network had a big opening weekend, but some still see problems in the story
Featured Video
Upcoming Live Events
October 22, 2019, Los Angeles, CA
November 5, 2019, London, England
November 7, 2019, London, UK
November 14, 2019, Maritim Hotel, Berlin
December 3-5, 2019, Vienna, Austria
December 3, 2019, New York, New York
March 16-18, 2020, Embassy Suites, Denver, Colorado
May 18-20, 2020, Irving Convention Center, Dallas, TX
All Upcoming Live Events