With the Apple TV connected to the internet (mine has a direct ethernet link with no wireless) I simply asked if there was an upgrade and after a minute the screen said "yes, upgrade now or later?" I selected now and my slow internet connection began to download the upgrade file(s). It told me I would have to wait about 35 minutes so I had dinner (well, dinner was waiting so I had to eat it!).
Then I began the upgrade process and decided to snap a few "screen shots" along the way. Here they are, direct from Flickr. Click on the thumbnail for a larger version on my Flickr page.
This was taken during the first reboot. I think it actually re-booted three times.
While I was waiting for the erratic progress bar to progress, I took a photo of the set up - 26" LCD Sony, Panasonic DVD/VCR Recorder (unlocked for all regions!) and the Apple TV on the right.
Then the flashy opening screen begins. . . .
and it gets quite impressive!
Until the pseudo-moirée effect really kicks in, reminding me of the Birmingham Bull Ring "Blob" a.k.a. Selfridges
Just a couple of seconds to go. . . .
And here's the main menu!
It really is simplicity itself. Compared to the average TV menu system (ugh!) it is a joy to navigate with the ridiculously small Apple Remote.
As I get to play with this menu system I'll report some more, but I did try a couple of things, including accessing my Flickr account. Now this would be really incredible if I had a decent internet connection!