Apple TV 3rd Gen review

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Apple TV 3rd Gen review
Features, specs, and video review of the 3rd generation Apple TV

Apple TV 3rd generation review

Apple TV 3rd Generation review – featuring 802.11n Wi-Fi, this Apple media streamer offers hassle-free connectivity to the Internet. Experience high-definition visuals, as this Wi-Fi media streamer supports 1080p HD videos. The Apple TV (3rd Generation) allows you to play Netflix, YouTube, and Vimeo videos, so that you can watch your videos on a bigger display. Stream content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, using the AirPlay feature of this Apple media streamer. Moreover, you can use the Remote application and turn your iOS device into a remote control to easily access this Wi-Fi media streamer.

Apple TV 3rd Gen review – video

Apple TV 3rd Gen specs:
CPU: Apple single-core A5 chip
Ports: HDMI
Optical audio
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
Built-in IR receiver
Micro-USB (for service and support)
Infrared 1x Integrated IR Receiver
Wireless Networking 802.11n Wi-Fi (a/b/g compatible)
2.4 and 5GHz
Supported Video Formats
H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Supported Audio Formats HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through
Supported Image Formats JPEG, GIF, TIFF
TV Compatibility High-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 720p 50/60Hz
System Requirements
Wi-Fi (802.11a, b, g, or n) wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11a, g, or n) or 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network

iTunes Store account for buying or renting movies and buying TV shows

Netflix account for streaming Netflix content

For streaming media from a Mac or PC: iTunes 10.6 or later; iTunes Store account for Home Sharing

MLB.TV subscription required to watch live and archived games

NBA.com League Pass Broadband subscription required to watch live and archived games

NHL GameCenter Live subscription required to watch live and archived games

Environmental Requirements:
Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Storage temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)
Electrical Requirements AC: 100-240VAC
Built-in 6-watt universal power supply
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.9 x 0.9 x 3.9″ (98 x 23 x 98mm)
Weight 0.6 lb (272g)
TV Compatibility Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz,2 including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse
Apple TV 3rd Generation review

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  1. Anonymous

    Excellent and concise overview for anyone about to buy the Apple TV Gen 3. Keep this quality up. There's plenty competitors but not this easy to absorb. Thanks

  2. Thank you, that is a very nice thing to say. Hopefully everyone else likes our reviews.

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