Article posted on Nov 7
A few weeks ago I bought the new Apple TV. I had a few reasons for buying it:
And boy am I disappointed already. It's not bad for the most part, but it's not really good either. I'm starting to think that it took a massive amount of effort to make something this mediocre.
Here, in no particular order, is a list of my annoyances:
Thankfully, the Harmony remote series has Apple TV remote support, and the Apple TV actually accepts several other buttons not found on the Apple remote, such as chapter skip and 30 second skip. It also has much better range, so I know the range problem is in the Apple remote itself, not the unit.
Thumbnail (album art, posters, Flickr photos, etc) population times range from sub-optimal to downright slow. The thing has 8GB of internal storage, please use some of it to store thumbnail caches. I shouldn't have to wait 60 seconds for my Netflix queue thumbnails to appear, especially if my queue hasn't changed since I last visited.
Guess which one it actually wanted?