Apple TV

It ships next month:

It is coming out next month and it can:

  • wireless transfer to Apple TV
  • HDMI output
  • support for 720p
  • includes 40gb drive
  • includes 802.11 a/b/g/n (yes, n)
  • stream from up to 5 machines
  • can sync iTunes library

AppleTV ships next month and goes for $299. That $299 includes the Apple TV, an Apple Remote, Power Cord, and a Quick Start Guide. The dimensions are 7.7 by 7.7 inches (Steve loves squares), height 1.1 inches, and weighs only 2.4 pounds.

What formats does it support, straight from the specs: Video formats supported:

  • H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): 640 by 480, 30 fps, LC version of Baseline Profile
  • 320 by 240, 30 fps, Baseline profile up to Level 1.3
  • 1280 by 720, 24 fps, Progressive Main Profile.
  • MPEG-4: 640 by 480, 30 fps, Simple Profile


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

2 thoughts on “Apple TV

  1. I have to say, I was expecting some form of subscription service with the iTunes store.
    I couldn’t see myself thinking of buying this and then paying at least $13 a day on stuff to watch.
    They could at least have included a DVD drive, then once it is hacked we could watch (and …backup) Netflix DVDs in the same system.

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