Tuesday, March 20th 2007

Apple Begins Shipping the Apple TV

Apple is beginning to ship its Apple TV set top box. The unit was originally slated for February of this year but was pushed back two to three weeks into March because of last minute adjustments to the product's operating system. The Apple TV is shipping now for the price of $299 USD. Apple supplies a remote, the Apple TV itself and a power cord. The Apple TV is equipped with a 40GB hard drive, Wi-Fi 802.11 wireless adapter, 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet and built-in universal 48-watt power supply. The system connects to a local network via Wi-Fi or by wire, allowing users to stream movies and media onto their large screen TV. Beyond movies, the Apple TV also allows sync and playback of music content from an iTunes library. Users are required to have a TV with at least RGB component input, but a TV with HDMI or DVI input is preferred. There is an optical output for multi-channel audio but no coaxial SPDIF. The free shipping begins now and you should have your Apple TV in three to five business days from the day of the order.

Source: DailyTech
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11 Comments on Apple Begins Shipping the Apple TV

#1
ktr
Does this work with any other media source other than itunes?
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#2
tigger
I'm the only one
Does this work with any other media source other than itunes?
LMAO:roll: its apple ktr,AS IF.
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I was hoping APPLE TV was like DISH NETWORK or something like that...bummer.
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#4
ktr
by: tigger69
LMAO:roll: its apple ktr,AS IF.
lol, thats oblivious.

lemme rephrase...i didnt meant to media, as in a media store, but streaming dvds, and mp3...movies etc...that was not purchased through itunes.
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#5
zekrahminator
McLovin
You know, that looks very similar to Windows Media Center in Vista (which is quite nice).
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#6
ktr
by: zekrahminator
You know, that looks very similar to Windows Media Center in Vista (which is quite nice).
i smell lawsuit :laugh:
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#7
unsmart
The number of things apple can make look the same seems to endless :wtf:
It was cool and different ten years ago but how many small pearly white boxes can one have?
I guess it goes well with there black&chrome Ikia stuff:laugh:
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#8
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: ktr
i smell lawsuit :laugh:
I think it's just payback for the whole "widget" thing :p.
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#9
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
bah. so if i have this thing i cant stream my ripped HD DVDs to my HDTV via this crap? booooooooooooooooooo!
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#10
ktr
by: Easy Rhino
bah. so if i have this thing i cant stream my ripped HD DVDs to my HDTV via this crap? booooooooooooooooooo!
thats why i thought i can do, but its program for itunes only.
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#11
Wile E
Power User
I own 3 Macs, but I, too, hate the fact that it only officially works with iTunes. In all fairness tho, I'm sure some 3rd party apps will pop up. It's no worse than the 360 only officially streaming wmv format movies. There will be a workaround.
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