Apple TV Integrated Into $25,000 Home Theater Kit

Home automation and home theater integrators looking for a complete home entertainment system have a new choice from SE2 Labs called the Integrated Theater Console (ITC) One. The ITC One integrates various components including an Apple TV together in one central system, for the budget price of US$25,000.

The ITC One hides an Apple TV, iPod dock and tons of other sophisticated home entertainment hardware inside a single cabinet.The ITC One sports an Apple TV; Microsoft Xbox 360 video game console; Nintendo Wii; Blu-ray Disc drive; DirecTV high-definition DVR, Dish Network DVR or cable provider's DVR; AMX NetLinx control system, Bryston pre-amp processor, IcePower D-class amplifiers, Vidikron video processor, iPod dock, remote control, Transparent Cable power condition, cabling and cable harness, and an anti-noise/anti-vibration system.

The apparatus works using floating circuit boards on removable cards inside of a centralized power system linked using a single touch screen or remote control which adjusts all aspects of the connected components, along with auxiliary accessories, drapes and room lighting. The console measures 17 5/8 inches wide by 23 7/8 inches high by 22 inches deep.

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating

    Apple's video receiver is stylish and easy to set up, but you're confined mostly to iTunes-supported content. On the other hand, that content now includes downloadable movies. Read the full review

    MSRP: $229

    Pros

    • Very easy to set up
    • HD movie rentals
    • Offers HD movie rentals
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound support
    • Improved interface
    • Can be used without a computer
    • AirTunes support
    • Ability to stream .Mac Web Galleries and Flickr albums

    Cons

    • Doesn't support non-Apple video standards
    • Slow HD downloads
    • No music video shuffle
    • 24-hour rental period too short
    • No music search feature
    • Playback of HD movies and trailers can be interrupted during download by rebuffering
    • Not as stable as previous software
    • Can't directly subscribe to TV shows or podcasts

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