• 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


  • 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

At A Glance

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.

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