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Apple tv blinking on and off

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Installed an apple tv back in october on a display using a 100ft HDMI. worked fine untill recently. Now the image blinks on and off the screen every second or so. Wondering if HDCP has anything to do with this, or maybe the length. Maybe a recent update did something. DiecTv box has no issues on the same cable.
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I think you're probably right about the cable. Any chance of moving it closer to the TV just to check?
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Originally Posted by rsijoe View Post

Installed an apple tv back in october on a display using a 100ft HDMI. worked fine untill recently. Now the image blinks on and off the screen every second or so. Wondering if HDCP has anything to do with this, or maybe the length. Maybe a recent update did something. DiecTv box has no issues on the same cable.

It's much more likely to be the length than any HDCP problem. Your bits aren't making it across the cable correctly.

One thing to check is to make sure you didn't accidentally change the output resolution on the Apple TV to a higher bit rate (like going from 1080i to 1080p). DirecTV box would likely be 1080i/720p.
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I may be wrong but I think the AppleTV (2010/2011 model) maxes out at 720p.
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100' cable - way outside the HDMI reliable 'envelope'.

How often are you swapping Source devices and are you powering the kit Off at the wall when making changes?

Joe
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