After Hours

Unboxing and testing the Apple TV

Apple TV box contents

Those who purchase and watch television shows, movies, and music videos through iTunes are no longer tied to their 20-inch computer monitors or 2.5-inch iPod screens. The Apple TV allows iTunes users to watch content from their iTunes library on a widescreen television.

To find out if this experience was really worth $299 and find out what was inside this Apple device, we purchased an Apple TV. Before cracking open the case, we gave it a test run.

By Bill Detwiler

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...