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Connects Computer And TV Together So You Can Watch Your PC Content On Your Television/ Works With A Mac Or PC/ Wi-Fi 802.11 Wireless/ 160GB Hard Drive For Up To 200 Hours Video/ Includes An Apple Remote
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Apple MB189LL/A 160 GB Apple TV, Model MB189LLA

Your computer is the center of your digital life. Your TV is the center of your entertainment life. But what if you want to watch movies, TV shows, movie trailers, podcasts, and photos from your computer on your TV? Apple TV brings iTunes to the big screen.

The revolution will be televised.
Say you’ve just downloaded Cars from iTunes. Instead of huddling around your computer to watch, you pop some popcorn while your computer wirelessly your new flick to Apple TV. Then you pull up a seat, put up your feet, and pick up the included Apple Remote to play your movie on TV. Give yourself a hand: You've just changed the way you watch digital media.

iTunes to Apple TV, wire free.
Apple TV to your TV via an HDMI port or component video and audio ports. Its built-in, superfast 802.11 wireless capability syncs your iTunes library from any Mac or PC in the house. Best of all, what's on Apple TV stays in sync: Anytime you change your library in iTunes, it changes on Apple TV — wirelessly, automatically.

What’s on TV? Whatever you want.
Apple TV puts your — movies, TV shows, music, and podcasts — plus movie trailers from Apple.com on your TV. And your digital photos from iPhoto on a Mac or Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Album on a Windows PC appear in high definition, so you can put on a stunning big-screen slideshow.

Any time is prime time
Now there’s always something good on TV. With Apple TV, you can enjoy movies, TV shows, music, and podcasts in your iTunes library, plus photos and movie trailers, on your widescreen TV — wirelessly, from your Mac or PC. And beginning in June, you’ll be able to watch YouTube videos, too. Apple TV is now available with either a 40GB or 160GB hard drive.

How it works

Download
Ready to be entertained? Any time day or night, simply download what you want to watch or listen to from among millions of choices on the iTunes Store. Then let Apple TV do the rest.

Sync
Apple TV automatically grabs the digital media on your computer and makes it available for you to enjoy on your TV. Best of all, whenever you add something new in iTunes, Apple TV updates automatically.

Watch
Thanks to the intuitive interface, finding what you want to watch is as easy as navigating a few simple menu items using the included Apple Remote. Just a few clicks and you'll be enjoying all your favorites from the comfort of your couch.

Specifications:

Power

  • Built-in universal 48-watt power supply

Processor and Storage

  • Intel processor
  • 160GB hard drive2 for storing content locally
  • Up to 200 hours of movies and TV shows3
  • Up to 36,000 songs4
  • Up to 25,000 pictures5

System Requirements

  • Widescreen (16:9) enhanced definition or high definition television with an HDMI, DVI, or component video input
  • Wired or wireless network
  • iTunes 7.1 (available as a free download)
  • Broadband Internet connection (fees may apply)
  • Macintosh computer with Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later; or PC with Windows XP Home or Professional (SP2).

Ports and Interfaces

  • HDMI (video and audio)
  • Component video
  • TOSLINK optical audio
  • Analog RCA stereo audio
  • 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 (for service and diagnostics)
  • 802.11n wireless networking6 (compatible with 802.11a/b/g)
  • Built-in IR receiver (works with included Apple Remote)

Environmental Requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
  • Storage temperature: -40° to 185° F (-40° to 85° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Video Formats Supported

  • H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store):
    • Up to 5 Mbps, Progressive Main Profile (CAVLC) with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels at 24 fps, 960 by 540 pixels at 30 fps)
    • iTunes Store purchased video: 320 by 240 pixels or 640 by 480 pixels
  • MPEG-4:
    • Up to 3 Mbps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 720 by 432 pixels at 30 fps)

Audio Formats Supported

  • AAC (16 to 320 Kbps); protected AAC (from iTunes Store); MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps); MP3 VBR; Apple Lossless; AIFF; WAV

Photo Formats Supported

  • JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG

TV Compatibility

  • Enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TVs capable of 1080i 60/50Hz, 720p 60/50Hz, 576p 50Hz (PAL format), or 480p 60Hz

Box Contents:

  • Apple TV
  • Apple Remote
  • Power cord
  • Quick Start guide

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 7.7" (197mm)
  • Height: 1.1" (28 mm)
  • Depth: 7.7" (197mm)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 2.4 lbs (1.09 kg)1
  • Shipping: 5 lbs

Download Files (.pdf):

Footnotes:

  1. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Video capacity based on H.264 1.5-Mbps video at 640-by-480-pixel resolution combined with 128-Kbps audio. Actual capacity varies by content.
  4. Music capacity based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding. Actual capacity varies by content.
  5. Photo capacity based on Apple TV-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.
  6. Based on an IEEE 802.11n draft specification. about the 802.11n draft specification.

Manufacturer Model Number: MB189LL/A

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (9)
  • Fast (5)
  • Fast connection (5)
  • Reliable connection (5)
  • Secure connection (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home network (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • High bandwidth user (7), Audiophile (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    4.0

    Nice final touch for entertainment centr

    By benonium

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast Connection Speed
    • Reliable connection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home network

      Comments about Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive:

      I never before watched podcasts and only occasionally watched youtube videos. Now, I watch Podcasts and youtube videos on a 32" widescreen display and the videos look great and are streamed very smoothly (optimum online service). This especially nice with company, since you are able to watch youtube, etc on your TV instead of going to another room and crowding around a computer. I also listen to music while watching the picture slideshow - the best way I've ever seen to display your digital photo collection.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The Apple TV was packaged in a box which was inside another box (then you have the Apple box). Shipped same day even though I placed ordered after 2PM. Package arrived in 2 days using standard shipping.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Great New Gadget

      By Gadget Nut

      from Naples, FL

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Fast Connection Speed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home network

        Comments about Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive:

        Bought this unit to be able to rent movies online. It is so easy to use and the movies download and are ready to be viewed in just a few minutes. Not only can you watch movies but it puts everything on your itunes account onto it. So now all my music can be heard through the stereo while displaying a nice graphic on the TV screen. Also will display all of your photos. Very happy with it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        AppleTv works great

        By GT the man

        from White Plains, NY

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast
        • Fast Connection Speed
        • Reliable connection
        • Secure Connection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home network

          Comments about Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive:

          I first set it up with wireless...wasn't working great because of connection speed.
          Then I connected hardwire network. Works great!!!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By nomis

          from Wisconsin

          About Me High bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Fast Connection Speed
          • Reliable connection
          • Secure Connection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home network

            Comments about Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive:

            Awesome product, easy to set up and easy to use. Brings countless hours of entertainment from my desktop to our home theatre. Between our itunes library and our iPhoto albums we can enjoy days of uninterupted enjoyment.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Best Media Center Ever

            By Antonio Ch.

            from Texas

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Reliable connection
            • Secure Connection

            Cons

            • Slow Connection Speed
            • Slow syncing with PC

            Best Uses

            • Home network

            Comments about Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive:

            Excelent product. I am able to view own home video transfered to the Apple TV. Its great for buying music, and video content from iTunes at very affordable prices. Lots of media content from iTunes.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Apple Tv

            By Curvman

            from Orlando

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Fast Connection Speed
            • Reliable connection
            • Secure Connection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home network

              Comments about Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive:

              This is a great addition to home network to share video and music.

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              5.0

              LOVE IT!

              By Lee

              from Houston

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

              • Slow Connection Speed

              Best Uses

              • Home network

              Comments about Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive:

              LOVE the product, but downloading HD movies and HD series takes HOURS and HOURS to complete...even over braodband (cable)

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Apple TV works flawless

              By Crissy

              from San Bernardino,CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Fast Setup
              • Improved Audio/Video
              • Simple Controls

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Movies
              • Office

              Comments about Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive:

              I use Apple TV with iTunes

              Service and delivery comments:

              Prompt delivery, in good condition. Did not need customer service.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great product for little money

              By Bill

              from Highland Park

              About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Clear sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment

                Comments about Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive:

                This product rocks. I have 1500 CDs ripped on my computer to iTunes (lossless), and this easy to set up device allows me to wirelessly stream it all to my entertainment system without any streaming hiccups whatsoever. I did not sync my iTunes to the built in hard drive (I have 600gig of music, too much for the 160 gig internal drive) - I just stream. If you too intend to stream, just get the cheaper Apple TV with the smaller drive. My only wish, and why I gave it 4 stars, is I would like Apple to allow control of the unit wirelessly from iTouch so the TV can be off when browsing for music.

                The YouTube also rocks, as I can just sit back and enjoy it from my sofa with the remote.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Apple TV is Amazing!

                By Mike loves Macs

                from Palos Verdes Estates, CA

                About Me Musically Inclined, Practical, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Clear sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Sound
                • Rent movies on the spot

                Cons

                • Can't buy movies
                • No expandable storage
                • No remote storage

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Entertainment
                • Larger Rooms
                • Production Quality
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive:

                USES FOR THE APPLE TVI had 2 main reasons for buying the Apple TV:- I want to show photos without having to plug my Mac into the TV- I want a central, digital repository of all of my CDs and DVDs that are accessible on demand. SETUPI set up the Apple TV with an HDMI connection to my Panasonic 50" plasma TV and RCA stereo to the TV. I don't have my new amp yet so I couldn't test out the 5.1 sound at this time.The setup was extremely easy. Instead of using the built-in 802.11n wireless capabilities which seemed to work fine, I opted to plug directly into an ethernet jack in my wall. I then went to iTunes and set up what I wanted to copy over to the Apple TV and let it go. It worked flawlessly.PROSWhen using the Apple TV with the included remote, everything just worked as expected without having to read any manuals. It was remarkably easy to use. My goal is to rip all of the DVDs taking up space on my shelves and load those into the AppleTV via iTunes. This toy is absolutely amazing!CONS- You can't buy movies through Apple TV, only rent them. I had to go to iTunes to buy the movie and download it taking up valuable storage space on my Mac that I don't have; I had to delete and compress a lot of files. It then transferred automatically to Apple TV.- I bought Ratatouille for $14.99 through iTunes. For whatever reason, only the standard version is sold but an HD version is available to rent!?!?- There is no easy way to get my DVDs into the Apple TV without ripping them on my Mac. They should do something like Bose where you put in a disc and it copies it to its hard drive.- The hard drive limitations are what prevented me from buying this a year ago and they aren't much better now. I will fill the 160GB hard drive soon as I rip my DVD and CD collections and store them on the Apple TV. A real plus for this system would be the ability to store your entire libraries remotely on a network storage device, such as DROBO, that can be accessed by Apple TV as well as your computers.SUMMARYThe Apple TV is a great piece of equipment and I'm sure it will just keep getting better via software upgrades. Some work needs to be done on the rent/buy aspect of the device and also on the limited storage with no external storage options (w/o a computer).

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                Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive

                Apple TV With 160GB Hard Drive

                UPC Code: 885909179404
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