updated 09:55 am EDT, Thu April 5, 2007
Pre-upgraded Apple TVs
TechRestore today announced that it has begun offering pre-upgraded Apple TV systems that are pre-configured with storage upgrades of up to 160GB. The 160GB units allow for up to 200 hours of video storage, 36,000 songs, or 100,000 photos, according to the company. Apple began shipping its Apple TV set top box in late March for $299 with a 40GB hard drive that stores up to 50 hours of video. The device wirelessly streams media from a computer in the home to the living room, where it connects to newer TV sets. Users control the Apple TV via a tiny remote control that ships with the unit, and can access all iTunes content on a full-sized TV with on-screen menus. TechRestore upgrades are priced from $400 (80GB) to $500 (160GB), and the company includes a 1-year warranty on upgraded Apple TV systems.