Think the Apple TV lacks functionality? Think again. Specifically, some people were bothered that Apple TV could only play few video formats or that it didn't have enough features for advanced users; others thought that the device's 40GB hard drive was too small. Those criticisms continued, even as Apple TV began shipping to customers.
But then something happened: People started receiving their Apple TVs, and some of those people--including myself--started taking them apart. In fact, within days of the first Apple TV being delivered, new sites sprung up focused on hacking the set-top box. It turns out the Apple TV isn't so "limited" after all--at least not when it comes to the hardware inside.