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In the entertainment market, Apple wants to sell content and the equipment is just a tool to deliver the content. Apple was extensively working with cable providers and networks to iron out content delivery through Apple.......and then Xfinity merger with TimeWarner screwed up everything. Your nextgen ATV will be ready when the content is ready to go.
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I just want a new unit where home sharing consistently works and with AC band wireless built in.
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In the entertainment market, Apple wants to sell content and the equipment is just a tool to deliver the content. Apple was extensively working with cable providers and networks to iron out content delivery through Apple.......and then Xfinity merger with TimeWarner screwed up everything. Your nextgen ATV will be ready when the content is ready to go.
I hope so as performance on the ATV3 during prime time hours on Netflix is so inconsistent. I watched a movie last night no problems but after trying to watch something else it keep dropping down to stupid SD so I gave up and watched it on my Roku 3 no problem.

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Netflix performance is unrelated to new hardware.

Paying any attention to speculation about Apple products is a waste of time. Most of the stuff doesn't rise to level of rumor -- it's produced by people with an anti-Apple axe to grind.
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I've read that this is the provider throttling the data to control costs. It's been rumored to be moved around from platform device to device. Netflix is being extorted to a degree.
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One rumor dismissal, followed by another rumor. Ya gotta luv AVS Forums.

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Do the research for yourself instead of whining. It's all out there if you don't need a spoon.
This has been discussed (actually pretty much beaten to death) on the AVS forums and Mr. G has been an active participant and certainly knows the background and issues.

If you want to post on this try here but I would suggest posting a little more detail on what you think the issue is.

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We finally got post-play for Netflix! That makes me happy. Unfortunately I still have been getting really bad Netflix performance on my ATV 3 lately and the way the ATV interface doesn't keep my spot when moving back and forth between movies and such has become very irksome after using my new Roku Streaming Stick. We shall see.

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We finally got post-play for Netflix! That makes me happy. Unfortunately I still have been getting really bad Netflix performance on my ATV 3 lately and the way the ATV interface doesn't keep my spot when moving back and forth between movies and such has become very irksome after using my new Roku Streaming Stick. We shall see.
My Netflix on AT3 is great. I have Roku 3 also; prefer Apple. Just wish they would get Showtime (Homeland). But that app sucks on Roku 3-buffers constantly. Nothing else buffers on either device i have.

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You like when you press back that it randomly decides to not keep your spot in your list and puts you back at the top? You like choosing a profile each time and watching lots of "Loading" screens? That's what my ATV experience is compared to the Roku. Lots of menus, loading screens, and clicking.
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You like when you press back that it randomly decides to not keep your spot in your list and puts you back at the top? You like choosing a profile each time and watching lots of "Loading" screens? That's what my ATV experience is compared to the Roku. Lots of menus, loading screens, and clicking.
Mine always resumes at pause spot with same profile unless I change it with no "loading screen". have very goof WiFi. Roku 3 has some good features (better remote, more channels) but interface is not as good for me as I mainly watch netflix, HBo Go on AT3.

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I haven't had many Netflix issues on either of my ATV2s, although my use is sporadic.

Frankly, I still really love my ATVs, and other than adding Amazon Prime streaming, there's not a whole lot I'd really care to see in a update.

Actually, strike that, one HUGE thing I'd like to see, which can easily be done by Apple with a simple software update: Better management of large movie collections. I have nearly 1,000 movies (and countless TV shows) hosted on my network, and the interface, a simple A-Z list, is getting really cumbersome to scroll through. "Unwatched" trims the list somewhat, but is useless for actually already-watched movies, of course, and the Genre tab is useless since most movies are tabbed with more than one genre and the way the ATV interface lists every combination separately renders that fairly useless. Some way to organize this all better (also, critically, a tab that organizes by "date added" so I can bring up newly-added movies) would be a HUGE benefit. Thank goodness for the little "gallery" that comes up when you select the Computer icon on the main screen, which shows approx 10 most-recently added (and watched) movies/shows/songs (I forget the actual number, but 10 sounds about right). That's a huge help, but if I want something that's one older than 10 most recent, a-scrolling I will go... LAME. I have iPads and iPhones, and the remote app helps, but it's a bit cumbersome to pull out every time, unlock, find the remote app, launch, connect to the correct ATV, and finally start typing. I'm sure the UI geniuses at Apple can come up with a better way for us to manage large collections of movies and shows. (Music interface suffices as-is, for me)

But even without the ATV3, the 720p video quality on my ATV2 remains beautiful, on both a 40" Sony LCD and a 65" Panny Plasma. Of course, anything that I truly care about, from a sound or PQ standpoint, gets watched directly off the blu-ray. Still, plenty of casual content available for movies and shows where the ultimate in PQ is not essential. (dramas, most TV shows, etc.)

Short of a major update that will allow me to stream full-quality BR rips with uncompressed audio in 7.1 (I'll have to start buying a lot more storage, in that case), I really can't think of what I want in a hardware update. Maybe Siri for voice search? And some sort of microphone, preferably one that still lets me use my Harmony remote, of course. But otherwise, aside from longing for those few software updates, I'm very satisfied with my ATV2s. I'd upgrade to an ATV3, but... why bother?
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^^^^

It's a minor pain, but just hit "get info" on your movies/TV shows in iTunes and update the tags with whatever genre you want that makes sense to you. I agree that the local streaming interface isn't great, but it's ok and updating the tagging helps.

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Any HD Music Videos Available for purchase ?

On my Apple TV, I've been looking to purchase some music videos through my I-Tunes account in the "Music" section..... All the ones I've looked at (Pharrell Williams, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull) show only a "widescreen" version for purchase.... Can this be right ?.... NO HD Music Videos can be purchased on Apple TV ???
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It's a minor pain, but just hit "get info" on your movies/TV shows in iTunes and update the tags with whatever genre you want that makes sense to you. I agree that the local streaming interface isn't great, but it's ok and updating the tagging helps.
I tagged all of my movies myself, and many movies genuinely fall under multiple genres.

Even if I wanted to force everything to artificial genres, and just pick one when multiple is more correct (giving up all hope that Apple fixes this someday), changing the tags on 1,000 movies isn't something I really have a desire to do.

Again, I can live with it as-is, but since we're discussing upgrades...
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A couple of weeks ago there was an update to my ATV3. Changes that I noticed are...


1. There is now a splash screen that pops up showing "What's New" with icons of new apps that are available. It seems to be only shown once and maybe it will pop up again when new apps become available. Previously, new apps would just automatically show up on the home screen (Main Menu). But now they must be chosen from Settings >Main Menu. I guess the What's New pop up lets you know that there are new ones available.


2. The Netflix Example Short demo now consistently plays in Dolby Digital.
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