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Apple TV (1st generation)

Apple TV (1st generation)
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple TV
  • Processor 1 GHz Intel "Crofton" Pentium M
  • Power 48-watt universal power supply
  • Weight 2.4 pounds (1.09 kg)
  • RAM 256MB
  • Original Price US$299.00
Apple TV (1st generation)
Apple TV 1st generation Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • First-generation Apple TV with a sleek and stylish design.
  • Offers access to iTunes content and the ability to rent or buy movies and TV shows.
  • Includes a physical remote control.
  • Compatible with a range of streaming services and apps.
  • Offers HDMI and component video output.


  • Limited video playback resolution, capped at 720p.
  • No support for Siri voice search.
  • No Ethernet port for wired internet connection, only supports Wi-Fi.
  • Limited processing power compared to newer models.
  • Limited gaming capabilities compared to dedicated gaming consoles.
  • No support for the latest streaming services and apps.

Apple TV (1st generation) Specifications

The Apple TV (1st generation) was first released on March 21, 2007, and it marked Apple’s first foray into the living room entertainment market. Here are some of its specs and features:

Design and Connectivity:

  • The Apple TV (1st generation) had a sleek and compact design, measuring just 7.7 inches square and 1.1 inches tall.
  • It featured a silver and white plastic enclosure with a small white LED light at the front.
  • The back of the device had a variety of ports, including HDMI, component video, optical audio, and Ethernet.

Processor and Storage:

  • The Apple TV (1st generation) was powered by a 1.0 GHz Intel Pentium M processor and had 256 MB of RAM.
  • It came with a 40 GB hard drive for storing media files.

Video and Audio:

  • The Apple TV (1st generation) supported both standard-definition (480i/576i) and high-definition (720p) video output.
  • It also supported a wide range of video formats, including H.264, MPEG-4, and Motion JPEG.
  • For audio, it supported AAC, MP3, WAV, and AIFF formats.


  • The Apple TV (1st generation) ran on a modified version of Mac OS X called “Front Row” and had access to the iTunes Store for purchasing and renting movies and TV shows.
  • It also had support for streaming music and video from a user’s iTunes library on their computer.

Remote Control:

  • The Apple TV (1st generation) came with a small silver aluminum remote control with a circular click wheel for navigating the on-screen menus.
  • The remote control used infrared (IR) technology to communicate with the Apple TV.

Overall, the Apple TV (1st generation) was a groundbreaking device that helped to pave the way for the modern streaming media landscape. While it may not have the advanced features and capabilities of more recent models, it was a solid first effort from Apple in the world of living room entertainment.

Full Technical Specifications

Apple TV Technical Specifications

Announced 12 September, 2006
Released 22 March, 2007
Generation 1
Family Apple TV
Model identifier AppleTV1,1
Processor Type Intel Pentium M
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 32k
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 2 MB (on chip)
Level 3 cache memory (L3) 2 MB (on chip)
CPU Properties 1 GHz Intel "Crofton" Pentium M
GPU Properties Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 with 64 MB of VRAM
Storage Capacity 40GB or 160GB
Up to 50 hours (40GB) or 200 hours (160GB) of video
Up to 9,000 songs (40GB) or 36,000 songs (160GB)
Up to 25,000 pictures
Colors Silver
Size and weight Footprint: 7.7 by 7.7 inches (197 by 197 mm)
Height: 1.1 inches (ca. 28 mm)
Weight: 2.4 pounds (1.09 kg)
RAM 256 MB of 400 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Power Built-in 48-watt universal power supply
Inside the box Apple TV
Apple Remote
Power cord
Quick Start guide
Initial operating system Apple TV Software 1.0 (modified build of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger)
Current operating system Apple TV Software 3.0.2 (modified build of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger)
Wireless Features Wi-Fi 4 (802.11b/g and draft-n) (Broadcom BCM94321MC, dual-band, 300 Mbit/s)
Infrared receiver
Ports HDMI (video and audio)
Component video
Optical audio
Analog RCA stereo audio
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
USB 2.0
Built-in IR receiver (works with included Apple Remote)
Video formats supported 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, 720p, 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, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV
Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through
Photo formats supported JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PNG
TV compatibility Compatible with enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TVs capable of 1080p/1080i 60/50Hz, 720p 60/50Hz, 576p 50Hz (PAL format), or 480p 60Hz, including popular models from these manufacturers:HP, Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Olevia, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Polaroid, Samsung, Sony, Sharp,Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse
System Requirements Mac or PC
iTunes 7.6 or later
Mac: Mac OS X v10.3.9 or v10.4.9 or later
PC: Windows XP Home or Professional (SP2) or Windows Vista
AirPort Extreme, Wi-Fi 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11g or 802.11n) or 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network

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