David Pogue demos Apple TV in humorous NY Times’ video

Apple StoreDavid Pogue highlights and explains Apple TV in a humorous video which illustrates how you can connect your computer to your TV without wires.

In his Apple TV review, published yesterday, Pogue wrote, “Apple TV offers a gracious, delightful experience — but requires fidelity to Apple’s walled garden.”

Watch the video (3:36) here.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple TV 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
• Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps); protected AAC (from iTunes Store); MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps); MP3 VBR; Apple Lossless; AIFF; WAV
• Photo formats supported: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG
• Enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TVs capable of 1080i 60/50Hz, 720p 60/50Hz, 576p 50Hz (PAL format), or 480p 60Hz

Related articles:
PC Magazine review gives Apple TV 4 out of 5 stars – March 22, 2007
NY Times’ Pogue: ‘Apple TV offers a gracious, elegant, effortless, delightful experience’ – March 21, 2007
Mossberg hands-on with Apple TV: ‘beautiful design, easy-to-use, classic Apple: simple and elegant’ – March 21, 2007


  1. Did y’all watch the video…

    “Wait a few hours to copy your iTunes library to the hard drive?” Huh? Between my music, movies, and photos I have 174 GB of data. That ain’t gonna fit on a piddly 40gb hard drive.

    “…requires a hi-def TV, but Apple provides no hi-def content.” *sigh* Why not provide an analog output for low-def TV?

  2. All the video proves is that the “problem” for which this device provides the “solution” is RIDICULOUSLY NON-EXISTENT!!! The scenario with the people wanting to see the movie from the other room happens all the time. And George Bush is a philosopher king. My god is this product stupid, Apple.

    But, buy it up life-less halfwits, another sucker while be borne in a second. Don’t delay!!!!!

  3. Mumbler Cracker:
    There’s a 40 gig drive in the aTV. There’s a terabyte in your MacPro. That adds up to a Terabyte plus Forty gig iPod for your TV.

    So yes, it does hold quite a bit more than an iPod.

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