So there has been rumours about the iTV for quite some time. The device is supposed to be a game changer when it comes to watching television or some such thing. But I haven’t been too excited about it.
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Apple has taken the online video market to the next level with their upgrade to Apple TV, their digital media receiver. The new Apple TV now offers 1080p, compared to its predecessors’ 720p. The new icon-based interface gives you quick and easy access to your favourite downloads, music and purchased movies.
Apple TV allows for limitless entertainment right at your fingertips, letting you play your favourite HD movies and TV shows from your iTunes onto your HDTV. It’s incredibly small and compact, spanning 23mm x 98mm (just a little bit larger than a hockey puck), and weighs just 276g. The device is energy efficient (uses less power than a night light), and is compatible with most popular models of high definition televisions with HDMI. The system only requires an internet connection and HDMI cable to get started.
The inclusion of the infrared Apple Remote makes easy to access your favourite entertainment. With Airplay, Apple TV allows for wireless streaming of movies, shows and other content from your iTouch, iPhone or iPad to play on your wide-screen TV.
You can pre-order your new Apple TV now from www.apple.ca, and it will be available at Apple retail stores starting March 16th at a cost of $109.00.
Today’s Apple event went off without a hitch and as expected Apple unveiled a new 3rd generation iPad; they’ve also updated Apple TV as well as a number of their flagship applications like iPhoto, GarageBand and iWork suite.
Released in 2007, the original AppleTV was Apple’s attempt to crack into the home theatre business, creating a network connected set-top box designed to get content from your computer and Internet to your big screen TV.