Is the Apple TV 4K for you? (The 3:59, Ep. 288)

Our own TV guru David Katzmaier breaks down all the details of Apple's latest set-top box.

Roger Cheng Former Executive Editor / Head of News
Roger Cheng (he/him/his) was the executive editor in charge of CNET News, managing everything from daily breaking news to in-depth investigative packages. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade and got his start writing and laying out pages at a local paper in Southern California. He's a devoted Trojan alum and thinks sleep is the perfect -- if unattainable -- hobby for a parent.
Expertise Mobile, 5G, Big Tech, Social Media Credentials
  • SABEW Best in Business 2011 Award for Breaking News Coverage, Eddie Award in 2020 for 5G coverage, runner-up National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for culture analysis.
David Katzmaier Editorial Director -- Personal Tech
David reviews TVs and leads the Personal Tech team at CNET, covering mobile, software, computing, streaming and home entertainment. We provide helpful, expert reviews, advice and videos on what gadget or service to buy and how to get the most out of it.
Expertise A 20-year CNET veteran, David has been reviewing TVs since the days of CRT, rear-projection and plasma. Prior to CNET he worked at Sound & Vision magazine and eTown.com. He is known to two people on Twitter as the Cormac McCarthy of consumer electronics. Credentials
  • Although still awaiting his Oscar for Best Picture Reviewer, David does hold certifications from the Imaging Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology on display calibration and evaluation.
Carrie Mihalcik Former Managing Editor / News
Carrie was a managing editor at CNET focused on breaking and trending news. She'd been reporting and editing for more than a decade, including at the National Journal and Current TV.
Expertise Breaking News, Technology Credentials
  • Carrie has lived on both coasts and can definitively say that Chesapeake Bay blue crabs are the best.
Roger Cheng
David Katzmaier
Carrie Mihalcik

Apple , Apple, Apple. 

Yes, we're capping off the week with yet another show about Apple. This time, we break down the pros and cons of the Apple TV with our own expert, David Katzmaier, in a pre-recorded segment. Special guest Carrier Milhalcik is also on hand to weigh in. 

Apple TV was the other announcement to land alongside the new iPhones and Apple Watch . Essentially, it's the same-looking box that offers 4K resolution and Dolby Vision. 

It's also a nifty little casual gaming box, as Katzmaier explains. 

Watch this: Apple TV 4K review: Sleek 4K HDR streaming for a premium price

Also, we're thinking about changing the format of the audio podcast to include the extra Q&A portion that happens on the YouTube live stream. You'll still get your essential 3:59 of news, but there's a lot of extra chatter if you want to stick around. What do you think? Tweet at us @The359Podcast or send us an email at The359@cnet.com. 

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