Featured Apple TVs
Apple TV (MA711LL/A)
The Apple TV, also codenamed iTV, is a sleek set top box that enables wireless streaming of iTunes content: music, audiobooks, videos, TV shows, photos, and movies. This can be done from as many as five Macs or PCs to an enhanced-definition or HD TV.
Apple TV is powered by an unspecified 1GHz Intel "Dothan" Pentium M processor with 256 MB of onboard DDR2 SDRAM and a 40GB or 160GB hard drive. The 160GB configuration was released May 30, 2007, and the 40 GB configuration was discontinued September 14, 2009.
The 40GB configuration can reportedly hold up to 50 hours of movies and TV shows (at H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640x480 with 128-Kbps audio, 720p maximum), up to 9,000 4 minute songs (encoded in 128-Kbps AAC), and up to 25,000 Apple TV viewable photos transferred from iTunes. The 160 GB configuration holds up to 200 hours of video, up to 36,000 songs, or up to 25,000 photos using the same formats. Anything that you are unable to store on the hard drive can be streamed over wi-fi from iTunes.
Connectivity includes HDMI, component video and audio, optical audio, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, a single USB 2.0 port designed for service and diagnostics, and 802.11n wireless enabled.
Apple TV requires a Mac running Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher or a PC running Windows XP Home or Professional (SP2) either with a copy of iTunes 7.1 or higher, a wireless network (802.11g or 802.11n) or a 10/100Base-T Ethernet network, as well as an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television. On January 15, 2008, Apple released a software update that enabled movie rentals directly from the Apple TV without using a separate computer. High definition movie rentals start within 1 minute and the quality and ease of purchase is unparalleled.