If someone asked me to describe in one sentence what AppleTV is, I’d say, “It’s an iPod for your TV.” And believe it or not, it’s really that simple.
The unit’s a sleek machine, less than half the size of a standard DVD player, and has the familiar Apple logo on top. One thing to be clear about: AppleTV is not a DVR. It’s not a media center or a PVR. And that’s where AppleTV falls short. This is a product that, right out of the gate, has limited usage.