Apple TV MD 199LL/A got our full attention due to the great reviews it received on the Internet. The digital media receiver could make a great holiday gift given the big number of channels it offers, so here is all the information you need to know about the device before purchasing it.
Among the many advantages that the Cupertino-based company stresses when it comes to promoting the Apple TV MD 199LL/A is also the 1080p HD screen resolution. iTunes movies, TV shows, Netflix, Vimeo, photos and many other files can be viewed in HD thanks to the high-quality resolution of the device. And that’s not all: the gadget enables users to remotely access their purchased files through the iTunes Match option that is available on iCloud.
The design of the video streaming box is in keeping with the stylish look of other devices created by Apple. The sleek black box featuring Apple’s well-known emblem is now even lighter and thinner than its predecessors with dimensions of 3.9 x 3.9 x 0.9 inches.
Finding flaws for Apple TV is very difficult because manufacturers have intuited most of the customers’ needs. The AirPlay option makes it possible for users to stream videos and games from all iOS devices. You don’t even have to download and save your photos and videos from PCs or MACs as the files can be streamed through AirPlay.
Since you will probably need a wireless or wired Internet connection to purchase movies and music from iTunes, Apple has provided the device with either a Wireless-N or an Ethernet network interface controller. In addition, the device comes with a 7-button aluminum Apple remote, so you don’t have to spend money on additional accessories.
Numerous apps are available on Apple’s online store so you can benefit of many more features from your Apple TV streaming player. Remote app, for instance, enables users to control the streaming box with any other iOS-based devices like iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
While some customers may settle themselves with what Apple TV MD199LL/A has to offer in exchange of $95, there are certain aspects that should not be disregarded. The fact that the streaming video box has no internal storage is one of the flaws that customers have often complained about in their reviews. Moreover, the device is not compatible with CDs or DVDs and its hardware cannot be upgraded with an improved processor or RAM.
1. Small, comfortable design
2. Friendly interface
3. Can stream videos from You Tube, Netflix, Flickr, etc.
1. Not compatible with all formats
2. Limited hardware
3. No internal storage