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Vongalin
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:23 pm    Post subject: 1st Impressions Reply with quote

New to AppleTV. Here are my first impressions:

1. Shipping - 5 stars - 2 days from China to my house on the East Coast. Amazing.

2. Packaging - 5 stars - it's from Apple so you know it's going to be packed very well. The designers of the packaging should get a raise.

3. Setup - 4.9 stars - only reason it isn't a 5 is because I couldn't find the MAC address anywhere on the unit or any documentation. I could only see it AFTER I connected to my wireless network - BUT - I had to disable my MAC filtering so I could connect to see the MAC Wink No biggie really.

4. Syncing - 4.9 stars - again, it connected perfectly. iTunes found it (PC w/Vista). My only gripe is that it defaulted to "Sync all music" - I have a very, very large collection of MP3s - not going to happen over wireless. As soon as iTunes opened, it started syncing. I didn't see a stop or cancel and the little "x" was missing from inside the iTunes window. I yanked the plug. Defaults to manual would've been nicer.

Because of location, I had to do the initial setup via wireless on the TV. Once that was complete I moved the unit to computer room and connected it via wired.

Once it was wired, I reopened my iTunes and let the sync happen - much faster than the wireless.

First impressions are 5 stars. Great device. Connected to a 42" Bravia w/a Bravia theatre stand (7.1 w/2 subs) it sounds freakin awesome. Not sure what took me so long to order.

More later as I discover more and have time to enjoy it...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: 1st Impressions Reply with quote

#1 always amazes me.

Congrats on the new Apple TV! It sounds like you are off to a nice start. I also do better over Ethernet with syncing. I need to put a new 802.11n router on my shopping list soon.
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