AP Criticizes Apple TV in Recent Review

According to Peter Svensson from the Associated Press, while the Apple TV may be visually appealing as a device, its performance in delivering video quality did not meet expectations.

Svensson likened it to “an iPod that plays like a tape deck,” after his experience watching a downloaded version of Pirates of the Caribbean from iTunes, which he found to be of poor quality.

Details on the testing process were not fully clear, but it appears Svensson did not test any high-definition content nor did he assess the same files on different devices.

It raises the question of whether the shortcomings were due to the Apple TV’s hardware or perhaps the compression used by iTunes.

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