Apple TV (3rd Generation) in detail
Apple TV is a break-through microconsole and digital media player developed and sold indigenously by Apple. Unlike its name, Apple TV is a small entertainment network device that can stream multimedia data from a number of devices and display it on a TV screen. The third and advanced generation of Apple TV was introduced on 7th March, 2012 with some significant advancement over its predecessor that gave viewers access to the world of High Definition.
View the World in HD
The biggest advancement made in the third generation of Apple TV is the incorporation of 1080p, High Definition Video Standard. The third generation Apple TV is HDTV compliant and can be connected to a high-definition wide screen television using an HDMI cable. HD resolution transforms picture viewing into a completely different experience. It delivers better picture quality with splendid color contrast and sharp images.
Get, Set and Go!
Setting up the Apple TV is as easy as plugging in a cable. All you need to do is, connect the power adapter at the back of the device and connect your TV to the device using an HDMI cable and you are ready to go! An easy connection with the Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection of your home network allows you to seamlessly stream thousands of movies and shows available on the iTunes store using your internet connection.
The “iCloud” of Features
Apple TV allows you to access the iCloud that contains all of your media files stored on all of your iDevices. Just access the Music menu on the Apple TV and there, you can view all of the music files that you purchased from iTunes. iCloud also gives you access to your photographs. It automatically displays last 1000 photographs that you have clicked from your Apple device without even needing to upload it anywhere. These pictures are just there for you on your HDTV for easy viewing and reliving the memories.
View more with AirPlay
AirPlay is a powerful feature that allows you to stream your files directly on the television. You can stream music, videos, movies and photos stored on any of your devices like your computer, iPad, iPhone and iPod. Whether it’s a movie purchased a while back or a video you just recorded at home; a small tap on the screen of your iDevice plays the video and another small tap instantly streams it on your TV for viewing.
AirPlay Mirroring is another important feature that allows you to view the contents of your iDevices on the TV. It “mirrors” the screen of your device on the TV over a secured wireless connection.
The third generation Apple TV comes with an IR remote control that gives you full control over your device. To prevent interference from other remotes, just pair the device with the Apple Remote and enjoy easy control. You can also control the device using Apple’s Bluetooth enabled keyboards and other wireless keyboards that use the same layout as Apple laptops
Easy to setup and easier to use, the Apple TV (3rd Gen) is a compact device that opens a new world of streaming possibilities and allows you to view anything and everything that is there on your devices, websites and AirPlay-enabled apps.
Technical Specifications of Apple TV 3rd Generation
|Height: 0.9 inch (23 mm)|
Width: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
Depth: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
Weight: 0.6 pound1
|Apple single-core A5 chip|
|Wi-Fi (802.11a, b, g, or n) wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11a, g, or n) or 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network|
iTunes Store account for buying or renting movies and buying TV shows
Netflix account for streaming Netflix content
For streaming media from a Mac or PC: iTunes 10.6 or later; iTunes Store account for Home Sharing
MLB.TV subscription required to watch live and archived games
NBA.com League Pass Broadband subscription required to watch live and archived games
NHL GameCenter Live subscription required to watch live and archived games
|Ports and Interfaces|
Built-in IR receiver
Micro-USB (for service and support)
Bluetooth support for Apple Wireless Keyboard (requires Apple TV software version 5.2 or later)
|H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats|
MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
|HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through|
|JPEG, GIF, TIFF|
|Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz,2 including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse|
|Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)|
Storage temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)
|Built-in 6-watt universal power|