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Apple TV 2gen specs

We are currently working on upgrading our specs, but here are some short details.

Size and weight
0.9 inches (23 mm)
3.9 inches (98 mm)
3.9 inches (98 mm)
0.6 pounds

System requirements
AirPort Extreme, Wi-Fi 802.11b, g, or n wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11g or 802.11n) or 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network
iTunes Store account for renting movies and TV shows
Netflix account for streaming Netflix content
For streaming media from a Mac or PC:
iTunes 10 or later; iTunes Store account for Home Sharing

Ports and interfaces
Optical audio
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
Built-in IR receiver
Micro-USB (for service and support)

Environmental requirements
Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Storage temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Built-in 6-watt universal power supply

802.11n Wi-Fi (a/b/g compatible)
2.4GHz and 5GHz

Video formats
H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Audio formats supported
HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through

Photo formats

TV compatibility
Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 720p 60/50Hz,2 including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse

HDMI to HDMI Cable
Digital Optical Audio Cable
AppleCare Protection Plan

If you are interested in using our specs commercially, check out our Digital Media Players specs database licensing page.

Description: Apple TV, streamlined. Stream movies, TV shows, music, photos, and more to the smaller, redesigned Apple TV. All you need is a single cable to set it up. Instant movie and TV show rentals. Rent movies and TV shows, commercial free in HD. HD movies start at $3.99 and TV shows are just 99¢ per episode. More flicks with Netflix. Stream movies and TV shows from Netflix to your HDTV. And add to your instant watch queue as you browse.... read more

Created by MG1 , Last update by MG2 , Sep 02, 2010


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