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Apple TV to Launch in 7 New European Countries Next Tuesday

With Apple adding movie content to its iTunes Stores in a number of new European countries earlier this week, some have wondered whether Apple will be bringing its Apple TV set-top box to those countries to help users take advantage of the new content.


We have now received word that Apple has informed resellers in seven new European countries that the Apple TV will indeed be launching as of next Tuesday, October 4th, the day of Apple's iPhone media event. Countries set to receive the Apple TV on Tuesday include Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden.
All-new Apple TV Now Available for Order in Seven New Countries

We are delighted to announce the all-new Apple TV, with an enhanced user interface and a breakthrough price point, is now available to order in Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
The Apple TV is planned to sell at a price of €119, including VAT, in Finland, in line with existing pricing in other eurozone countries. AppleCare will be available for an additional €29 charge. The device has already been added to at least one reseller site in Norway, with pricing there shown at kr 849.

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39 months ago
Do I officially kiss my dreams of a soon-coming 1080p Apple TV goodbye?
Rating: 12 Votes
39 months ago
I just want a appstore for the ATV......
Rating: 5 Votes
39 months ago
When they say "All-new" do they actually mean new, or just new to them since they haven't had one before? Would be awesome if they did update to a 1080p capable version.
Rating: 5 Votes
39 months ago
Damn, I was really hoping for a 1080p version. This doesn't bode well.
Rating: 4 Votes
39 months ago
I love the new Apple TV. One of my favorite Apple products ever. If you already own an iDevice and you don't have an Apple TV yet, you don't know what you're missing. Airplay is really that good. It brings a whole lot more value to the iDevices you already own.
Rating: 4 Votes
39 months ago
Wait is this a new AppleTV or just a software update?? Or is it just new to those countries??
:confused:
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago
I'm still waiting for Apple to revolutionize the TV industry...

first MP3... then Cell Phones... then tablets.... TV is next I can feel it!
Rating: 3 Votes
39 months ago

Damn, I was really hoping for a 1080p version. This doesn't bode well.


For most of us there is no 1080 streaming content, and our ISPs would very much enjoy the over bandwidth charges the could levy on us for streaming it. Until the telco infrastructure is in place to support this, there is no point.

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Amazon video. Several premium channels. Plus from what I hear Roku handles streams better (a buddy of mine has a Roku and an aTV and says aTV always has to buffer when playing netflix, Roku never does.)

EDIT: Also Pandora, Rdio, etc etc


Thats about his internet connection. I rent a movie, normally 20 - 30 seconds later the movie is ready to play with no further delay or in movie buffering. And this is on a standard broadband service in the UK averaging 5 meg.

it's a great service, the number of movies available grows weekly, and once the networks stop blocking Apple, it'll be an amazing device. For now, it's simply great. All my iTunes content, all my mates iPods/iPhones/iPads streaming straight to it at parties, easy, instantaneous displaying of pictures, movies, music. And for less than £100. Stunning, and getting better every week. Only criticism is the price of some movie rentals, but it's worth the extra couple of pounds for the convenience of not having to go to blockbuster...

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Apple is bringing Europe out of the Dark Ages :D:D:D


Is it now? You mean Europe with better cellphone coverage, better data plans, unlimited bandwidth as pretty much standard for home broadband and the iPhone on a dozen+ carriers with decent competition and regulation? Along with the fact that the inventors of the computer and of the internet were both European.

Enjoy your ignorance.
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago
I really don't see Apple leaving the Apple TV as the only device with the A4 chip, it would make sense that it's upgraded with the other devices.

The A5 chip should bring 1080. At least one person agrees.

http://www.iostv.com/apple-tv-news/apple-set-to-release-apple-tv-3/
Rating: 2 Votes
39 months ago

Airplay is really that good. It brings a whole lot more value to the iDevices you already own.


Me too.

I can't help feeling that somehow Apple has "dropped the ball" on selling the AppleTV 2. The Apple Stores near me don't even seem to have a halfway decent display showing the product. Half the people working in the stores don't seem to understand the product.

Airplay is sometimes simply magical. A friend of mine, who happens to be a big Monty Python fan, was over the other day. And so, with my iPad tuned to the appropriate YouTube channel, we called up clip after clip from our favorite movies and shows. No - it wasn't 1080 high definition. But it was instant. It played on my 50" plasma TV. The sound played through my A/V amplifier. And somewhere along the way, I realized that this was the ultimate manifestation everything I'd ever wanted from computers, the internet, and television.

AppleTV is the difference between two or three people huddled around a laptop, and a group of friends roaring with laughter at the magic on a bigscreen TV.
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