Apple TV


Apple's set-top-box, which started shipping in March 2007.


Image from Gizmodo

Note the Ethernet, USB, HDMI, component video and RCA/optical audio ports. It also has Wi-Fi (802.11n) and an IR port in the front.

It is, unfortunately, a dud, for besides not playing (natively) most common formats, it has unconceivable faults as far as hardware design is concerned, for it runs extremely hot and lacks a simple hardware power switch.

Add-Ons:

  • Castcluster a Java "proxy" that makes online video sources visible in iTunes as podcasting sources and manages content conversion.

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