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First photographs of the Apple TV’s packaging and unboxing have been posted by our friends at Gizmodo. As noted in our First Look, the device comes without video or audio cables of any sort, so you’ll have to purchase them separately for $20-40, depending on the configuration of your home AV system.

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1

Do you think this will ever come with a larger hard drive?

Posted by TylerCF13 on March 21, 2007 at 3:14 PM (PDT)

2

Thats strange. I would have thought it should at least come with come kind of connection cable for your tv.

Not your stereo, but at least a tv.

Posted by unreal on March 21, 2007 at 3:45 PM (PDT)

3

unreal, 
TV website does not says it comes with any cables but has links to accessories that you could buy via  Store..  hmm..

Posted by boult on March 21, 2007 at 4:11 PM (PDT)

4

That is weird. You’d think it’d come with the necessities. It’s an elegant-looking deivce even though it is pretty simple.

Posted by DDSD on March 21, 2007 at 7:49 PM (PDT)

5

that’s hot. shouldn’t this kind of tech-pr0n have some sort of parental warning sticker though?

Posted by mrfett in Washington, D.C. on March 21, 2007 at 8:39 PM (PDT)

6

Isn’t selling the iTV without cables like selling an iPod without headphones? You’d think they’d want the consumer to be able to enjoy it right out of the box. I remember when my first iPod also came with a case, which was a nice touch. Too bad Apple is so concerned with cutting costs and squeezing profits out of its customers.

Posted by Scott on March 22, 2007 at 7:01 AM (PDT)

7

What?  No cables whatsoever?  Yet another slight-of-hand by Apple.

Posted by Obadiah on March 22, 2007 at 8:00 AM (PDT)

8

Gimme a break you guys!  Be realistic.
When was the last time you bought an expensive receiver or HDTV?
This is not a low-end product matched with low-end cables.
We bought a Motorola DCT6412 DVRs for $750 and go out to buy Monster cables for another $150+ for HDMI, TOS-link or digital Coax, yadda yadda.
It would scare everyone away if they added on $150 for good cables.
I saw somewhere that iPod owners spend an average $250 on accessories.
Accessories is like a license to print your own money.

Posted by will_bc on March 22, 2007 at 8:39 AM (PDT)

9

A few notes from setting up my Apple TV this morning. 

1. There is a 1080i option in the settings.  This doesn’t mean it will play back 1080i content—it just recognizes a higher resolution (probably for menus)

2. Syncing will only happen when then the Apple TV is idle.

3.  Streaming video is fantastic.  Before my tv shows had a chance to sync I played The Office.  Quality is surprisingly good and buffering took almost no time on my G network.

4. After syncing my photos, I had to restart (the ‘minus’ and menu buttons for 6 seconds) for Photos to show up in the menu.  Photos don’t show up by default because they have to be synced (not streamed) to be displayed on your box.

5. Overall it’s great.  There are a couple software bugs I’m sure Apple will fix soon.  For people that don’t see a point, you need to sit down and use one for a while, then consider how easy it is to set up.

Posted by david on March 22, 2007 at 9:10 AM (PDT)

10

david,
You are one lucky guy.
Soon as I can buy TV shows and movies in Canada, I’ll be getting one.
I guess you can’t view Xvid, Divx and generic MP4 videos on it?

Posted by will_bc on March 22, 2007 at 10:29 AM (PDT)

11

“Gimme a break you guys!  Be realistic.
When was the last time you bought an expensive receiver or HDTV?
This is not a low-end product matched with low-end cables.
We bought a Motorola DCT6412 DVRs for $750 and go out to buy Monster cables for another $150+ for HDMI, TOS-link or digital Coax, yadda yadda.
It would scare everyone away if they added on $150 for good cables.
I saw somewhere that iPod owners spend an average $250 on accessories.
Accessories is like a license to print your own money.”

Gee, my home theater projector which cost $699 came with 12’ composite, s-vhs and component cables plus a padded cordura travel case.  And BTW, the cables are not crap.

It would not cost Apple that much to include a connecting cable.

Posted by coprock on March 22, 2007 at 11:01 AM (PDT)

12

will_bc:

generic mp4’s work fine.  in mediafork (aka new handbrake) you can choose MP4 file>h.264 (main profile), crank bitrate to 2500kbps, audio to 320 or so, and you’re set.  it looks great.

also, with the quicktime AppleTV exporter (in quicktime pro), you can export anything quicktime will open.  once you download all the divx plug-ins and things, you have an easy way of converting all your torrented files, though it takes some time.

Posted by david on March 22, 2007 at 1:35 PM (PDT)

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