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post #2131 of 3001
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Originally Posted by Tennis4 View Post

Thanks Guys..

Not sure why it will not work with the Roku (perhaps it is due to an older version "2").

No, it seems to be that way for all Roku players.

http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?p=385286&sid=b7ebaaec855331f5dc27345e1b47d020
post #2132 of 3001
For those looking for a keyboard for Apple TV, there is one free option. The Apple TV remote app in the App Store. I use it on my iPad. It has a keyboard as well as some swiping options, and it's free!
post #2133 of 3001
Yes, it's free once you buy an iPad. smile.gif
post #2134 of 3001
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Originally Posted by Neil S. Bulk View Post

Yes, it's free once you buy an iPad. smile.gif
Just a minor detail
post #2135 of 3001
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Originally Posted by pappaduke View Post

For those looking for a keyboard for Apple TV, there is one free option. The Apple TV remote app in the App Store. I use it on my iPad. It has a keyboard as well as some swiping options, and it's free!

I've used the Remote app several times but couldn't find a way to bring the keyboard up. What am I missing? I see a keyboard icon on the top right but it is greyed out.
post #2136 of 3001
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

I've used the Remote app several times but couldn't find a way to bring the keyboard up. What am I missing? I see a keyboard icon on the top right but it is greyed out.
As far as I can tell, it gets highlighted when you select a search function. I just tried it with hbogo, Netflix, and YouTube. Anytime that I selected a search function the keyboard icon became highlighted in blue. It did the same with hulu at the login screen. I'm still new to this app, but that's what I know so far. Hope that helps.
post #2137 of 3001
When I click on the Apple TV button in the lower left corner, I can select "Jerry's Library", which is my iTunes library running on a networked computer. I then can select Music, Movies, etc. once I have made this selection, e.g. Music, I can then click on the search pane, and the keyboard pops up. Using the keyboard, I can search for anything in my local iTunes library.

Does this help?
post #2138 of 3001
Hi guys, I'm going to purchase Apple TV and was wondering if I can stream to it right from my iPad or is it better to do it from my laptop? My laptop is approaching 4 years old but it's still pretty capable.

Thanks,
John.
post #2139 of 3001
Any device is fine--iPad, iPhone, laptop, etc.
post #2140 of 3001
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Originally Posted by AustinJerry View Post

Any device is fine--iPad, iPhone, laptop, etc.



Great. No difference in quality?
post #2141 of 3001
Shouldn't be any difference in quality.
post #2142 of 3001
Thanks AustinJerry.
post #2143 of 3001
Got an ATV3 on the way from Amazon. Looks like they are selling the version still that ended production in March, but nothing really to seperate it from the Rev 2 ATV3. Im slowly cutting down my DIsh network and movie to streaming of tv shows. Roku 2 works great but my DSL connection varies, so I like the fact the ATV buffers instead of variable rate streaming. Also glad to see the HBO Go app now that I have tried it.
post #2144 of 3001
I admit I haven't read through the previous 72 pages of this thread smile.gif so if this has been answered already I apologize.

I just bought the latest ATV and connected it to my office TV (LG 720P HDMI) for a test and it worked great. Then I moved it to my main TV and it doesn't . Here's my equipment:
  • Samsung HLN567W DLP 720P TV set with DVI input (Note this is a 9 year old DLP that predated HDMI)
  • Onkyo TX-SR606 Receiver (HDMI)

I currently connect Sony Bluray and DirecTV boxes via HDMI to the Onkyo; the Onkyo then outputs HDMI through an HDMI->DVI adapter to the TV. Works perfectly.

So I connected my new ATV the same way...and the TV shows "unsupported mode". I thought it may be becasue the ATV was set to 1080P so I took it back upstairs and set it to 720p. I also set the Onkyo to down-res all HDMI inputs to 720p. No change, still shows unsupported mode.

I'm at a loss what to check next...any ideas?

Thanks!
post #2145 of 3001
I'd try connecting the ATV directly to the TV through the HDMI-DVI adapter and see if you can get that working. Then, try integrating it through the receiver.
post #2146 of 3001
I admit I haven't read through the previous 72 pages of this thread smile.gif so if this has been answered already I apologize.

I just bought the latest ATV and connected it to my office TV (LG 720P HDMI) for a test and it worked great. Then I moved it to my main TV and it doesn't work. Here's my equipment:
  • Samsung HLN567W DLP 720P TV set with DVI input
  • Onkyo TX-SR606 Receiver (HDMI)

I currently connect Sony Bluray and DirecTV boxes via HDMI to the Onkyo; the Onkyo then outputs HDMI through an HDMI->DVI adapter to the TV. Works perfectly.

So I connected my new ATV the same way...and the TV shows "unsupported mode". I thought it may be becasue the ATV was set to 1080P so I took it back upstairs and set it to 720p. I also set the Onkyo to down-res all HDMI inputs to 720p. No change, still shows unsupported mode.

I'm at a loss what to check next...any ideas?

Thanks!
post #2147 of 3001
Did you try another cable?
post #2148 of 3001
Pateetong,

So, I currently use an airport express to supply my wireless signal and stream music to my stereo. Thinking about getting an atv because I plan on buying a denon x4000 that will play digital sources in other zones. I'd move the airport to the back of the house where the signal is weakest and hook it up to the printer so we can print wirelessly.
I have a few questions about the atv...
1. Do I have to turn it on/off or does it just stay on all the time like the airport?
2. Adding the atv will double my current wifi coverage in the house, correct?
3. If I use my iPhone to control music, would I be able to control the airport and the atv independently, maybe by switching between them or is it all one zone?

Thanks in advance!
post #2149 of 3001
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Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post

I admit I haven't read through the previous 72 pages of this thread smile.gif so if this has been answered already I apologize.

I just bought the latest ATV and connected it to my office TV (LG 720P HDMI) for a test and it worked great. Then I moved it to my main TV and it doesn't . Here's my equipment:
  • Samsung HLN567W DLP 720P TV set with DVI input (Note this is a 9 year old DLP that predated HDMI)
  • Onkyo TX-SR606 Receiver (HDMI)

I currently connect Sony Bluray and DirecTV boxes via HDMI to the Onkyo; the Onkyo then outputs HDMI through an HDMI->DVI adapter to the TV. Works perfectly.

So I connected my new ATV the same way...and the TV shows "unsupported mode". I thought it may be becasue the ATV was set to 1080P so I took it back upstairs and set it to 720p. I also set the Onkyo to down-res all HDMI inputs to 720p. No change, still shows unsupported mode.

I'm at a loss what to check next...any ideas?

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

I'd try connecting the ATV directly to the TV through the HDMI-DVI adapter and see if you can get that working. Then, try integrating it through the receiver.

Thats exactly what I had to do too, I had to bypass my HDMI switcher in order for it to work. You may have to bypass your AVR.
post #2150 of 3001
Just picked up an Apple TV today and I notice that even though I have Dolby Digital set my audio is showing 2.0. Does this thing have 5.1?
post #2151 of 3001
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Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post

Just picked up an Apple TV today and I notice that even though I have Dolby Digital set my audio is showing 2.0. Does this thing have 5.1?

Absolutely. I'm watching Sons of Anarchy as I type. Make sure your content is available in 5.1. If it is, and you have set your Dolby Digital to Auto or On you should be good to go.
Edited by scirica - 7/23/13 at 9:39am
post #2152 of 3001
Ok thanks. I guess the content I have viewed so far isn't 5.1.
post #2153 of 3001
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Originally Posted by e84cooper View Post

How does mirroring work? What is the best keyboard for apple tv

Going to buy the new Apple TV. have an Ipad3, Does it mirror?
post #2154 of 3001
Yes
post #2155 of 3001
Yes it does and it keeps up well
post #2156 of 3001
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Originally Posted by rjhseven View Post

Going to buy the new Apple TV. have an Ipad3, Does it mirror?

They currently are selling refurbished units for $75; if you use ebates, you get 1% cash back on that.

http://store.apple.com/us/product/FD199LL/A/refurbished-apple-tv


Mark
post #2157 of 3001
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Originally Posted by TheRatPatrol View Post


Thats exactly what I had to do too, I had to bypass my HDMI switcher in order for it to work. You may have to bypass your AVR.

My ATV3 goes through my Onkyo TX-SR606 Receiver fine using the Onkyo "Direct" mode, but my TV supports 1080p. I recommend setting the ATV3 to 720p rather than the Auto mode, but there is a risk of the ATV3 resetting back to Auto on a power cycle.

Before I had the 1080p LCD TV, I had a old 1080i CRT TV and I had to configure the ATV3 to 480p to get it to work. When the ATV reset to a higher resolution, I set the Onkyo to down-res the incoming video to reset the ATV3 back to 480p. A pain, but it worked.

Tim
post #2158 of 3001
Are any of you using Apple TV instead of Bluray? I am all digital now and no optical media.
post #2159 of 3001
I use both, plus other devices.
post #2160 of 3001
Enjoy my Apple TV's but blu-ray is still the best medium for HD audio and video. Apple TV does not support HD audio or 24fps playback. HDMI-CEC would be a nice addition to the next gen box.
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