First session with the Apple TV 2010.

Busy work today, so I can only took a little bit time off after office hour to test out my new toy.

Hardware setup was simple, HDMI, Power Cable in, display on, done done.

First setup was easy, ATV asked me about Language, English it is, connecting var Wifi, found router at work by itself, entered WPA2 password done done.

UI was simple, main menu was categorised in Movies, Internet, Computer, Settings.

Movies: with the default setup, I can view trailers for movies.
Internet: Youtube and others, tested out a few youtube clips, a little bit disappointed with the quality of playback, not Apple TV’s fault, never watched youtube on a 32inch display and I think it is what it should looks like, I then signed in my youtube account, played a few playlist with ease, happy about it.
Computer: Updated my iTunes at work to 10.x (latest), turned on home sharing, I was able to stream my music, photos and video to the ATV.
Settings: Didn’t went thru all of the settings yet.

There is a network problem at work that firewall acts very funny with traffics, I am having trouble on getting home sharing to work smoothly, not ATV’s fault, this network problem was known for a while, a little bit disappointed with quality on some of the streams, but I think it shall improve by time since most of our clips are not on HD (720p) yet (I have LOTS of HD at home, not at work)

While playing back a 60 mins 1080i h264 VBR clips, I have an unexpected reboot while 3X fast forwarding the clip, the ATV just when blank with no signal and reboot itself, it went up quick after the reboot, I suspect it was problem of the clip since it was VBR and compressed in a strange way, and honest 3X playback with my click click click over the remote…well..

One thing to point out is input by the remote was a joke, my password are at least 14chars+, and entering that over the remote was ar……what world is it now? shall we connect a Bluetooth Keyboard to it? (never took the time to read specs. on this issue, was it possible?)

Overall experience:
Fair to Good.

I have yet to update my iPad to OS4.2 for the AirPlay function, and with Jailbreak possibility, I am really looking forward to this baby!