Another harsh review of Apple TV, again highlighting Xbox 360 advantages (as well as limitations; read the full article for details).
Apple Inc. has graced the public with another smooth, white, exquisitely designed gadget, this time aiming at making it easier to play iTunes movies and songs on the living-room TV set.
Too bad, then, that where looks really matter - in the quality of the video on the TV screen - the $299 Apple TV comes up very short. It's as if Apple had launched an iPod that sounded like a cassette player.
My advice: if you don't want the Xbox 360, wait for upgrades to both iTunes and Apple TV that take HD seriously.