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Watching this and there is severe flashing right from the get go. Never seen anything like this. It’s even listed as a 4k stream (sdr). Weird.
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Game of thrones season one also scheduled for june in uhd.
I have all the seasons of GOT in iTunes .... will a free upgrade happen ?
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Even the iphone app for the ATV4K is an improvement over the remote.
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I have all the seasons of GOT in iTunes .... will a free upgrade happen ?


If they follow the same plan as before and offer it. It really depends on those and if they make a new entry or not for the 4K version.
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I haven't seen any TV shows get a free 4k upgrade. Are there some?
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I haven't seen any TV shows get a free 4k upgrade. Are there some?


I don’t think ITunes has any TV in 4K to upgrade. This far it’s all been movies.
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Though not an apple fan, I"m amazed the remote is just so horrible. That's usually the kind of stuff they're very good at. Many of us here will likely be using something else to control it, but a lot of mainstream users won't. Unusual mistake on their part.

Thinking back a few months, was on a trip and place where we stayed had ATV4Ks in all the bedrooms. I didn't think too much about it, but one night it was raining and we stayed in and watched a movie on it. My daughter, who IS a big apple fan, couldn't even work the thing. I of course gave my typical anti-apple rant... How poetic that I actually bought one. I probably deserve this remote.
While Apple used to be known for their effortless usability, "form over function" has replaced their previous design aesthetic; e.g. you have to use the Accessibility settings on the iPhone to get rid of all the visual gimmicks (cool the first few times, but impact ease of use in a negative way) and to make the font readable by anyone over 30. It must, however, be stated that they've NEVER produced a good mouse — at best they've been "not horrible". I agree that the ATV remote is a new low. Apple does make great trackpads, though.

And don't get me started on Apple's software "quality". I've had an ATV since the first version, and the software reliability continues to degrade. Once or twice a week, I have to unplug my ATV 4K to hard reboot it when it stops responding to the remote. I also have to reboot the ATV 4K regularly when it can't access my iMac iTunes library ("no content" message).
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Mine runs perfectly, but when I bring it out of sleep to use it every night, I reboot it before I do anything. We use it 3-4 hours a night, prob 5-6 hours a week for streaming tv shows.

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Mine runs perfectly, but when I bring it out of sleep to use it every night, I reboot it before I do anything. We use it 3-4 hours a night, prob 5-6 hours a week for streaming tv shows.
I agree that rebooting before every use prevents most problems, BUT …

Old time techies used to make fun of Windows because you had to reboot it every day. When I bought an iMac in 2006 to replace my home Windows machine, it was a joy to have a machine that just worked, and that could run for weeks without any crashes or the need to reboot. My ATV 1 was similarly reliable. It's sadly not the case with Apple software today.
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I guess I am still old school. I reboot my laptop every few days, I don't leave my Blu-ray players on quick start, and I reboot my phone once a week LOL.

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Mine runs perfectly, but when I bring it out of sleep to use it every night, I reboot it before I do anything. We use it 3-4 hours a night, prob 5-6 hours a week for streaming tv shows.
I have 3 ATV4Ks, and they run fine the vast majority of the time. Maybe I am an outlier, but I am not experiencing some of the problems that are reported. I am running betas, and they do have the odd glitch, but I expect that. I think it is a great system. I am not usually in the Apple universe (I am a PC and android person), but I really like the ATV 4K and its streaming quality, iTunes movie upgrades to 4K, etc. I only wish it would do ATMOS, then I would be completely happy.
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I agree that the ATV remote is a new low.

And don't get me started on Apple's software "quality". I've had an ATV since the first version, and the software reliability continues to degrade. Once or twice a week, I have to unplug my ATV 4K to hard reboot it when it stops responding to the remote. I also have to reboot the ATV 4K regularly when it can't access my iMac iTunes library ("no content" message).
As I just said Apple has made essentially the same remote since 2005 so while you may not care for it it's hardly a "new low".
I'm quite confident your difficulties are not intrinsic to the ATV4K. I've used every model since the ATV1 and other than a defect in my first ATV1 they've all worked as well or better than the rest of my video chain when running production software. I've had to remove power exactly one time (after a beta update). I have no trouble using the Siri remote/remote app/universal remote on production software or connecting to iTunes library on my mac server.

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Too add to the Siri remote discussion, I've been critical of it in the past but have warmed up to it once discovering its scrub abilities.

Discovering the voice skip and fast forward to a specific time stamp in program was a surprising bonus today. TV changeover in tennis is roughly 90 seconds; worked every time just activating voice button and saying, "skip 90 seconds".

Hard to scrub 90 seconds on a long event with Siri remote. But voice is a gamechanger alternative to scrub with Siri remote. I need to use it more.

I've even allowed ATV to control TV power so I can focus more on using Siri remote more and Logitech less. Since I'm mostly using ATV for TV now, that's logical as long as I'm liking the Siri remote.

On the more critical points. I still lack the fine motor skills to simply go up one, across one with Siri remote at times. Makes me feel uncoordinated at times. That's when I'm reaching for the Logitech with nav buttons and familiar centered select button.

Would it be so hard for Apple to include these nav and select buttons? Most times more IS more. I don't get the "less is more" logic for remotes but I'm old school on that.

Anyway, thanks OP for reminding us about features and keeping the first post complete.

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Quick question to those who are vested in or familiar with the ATV4K / apple ecosystem:

If I purchase a movie via iTunes, will it be "permanently" added to my Movies Anywhere and / or UV account?
All my iTunes movie purchases are on Movies Anywhere, along with all the physical media digital codes I have redeemed via iTunes.
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There are some rumours from fairly credible sources that Apple is producing a game controller for Apple TV. It might have dual functionality and also function as a remote. I don’t remember the name of the source for this.
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Does anyone know why Star Wars The Last Jedi will not be in DOLBYVISION 4k on iTUNES? It will be in 4k DOLBYVISION on Blu Ray when released.

I wonder if the Digital format will only be 1080 on Google Movies, Amazon Prime, etc.
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Does anyone know why Star Wars The Last Jedi will not be in DOLBYVISION 4k on iTUNES? It will be in 4k DOLBYVISION on Blu Ray when released.

I wonder if the Digital format will only be 1080 on Google Movies, Amazon Prime, etc.
Disney is a 4K holdout on iTunes due to pricing. You can still get 4K version on Vudu & FN.
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There are some rumours from fairly credible sources that Apple is producing a game controller for Apple TV. It might have dual functionality and also function as a remote. I don’t remember the name of the source for this.
The remote functions as a limited game controller and there are several third party versions.

If Apple's version is better that will be nice.
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Does anyone know why Star Wars The Last Jedi will not be in DOLBYVISION 4k on iTUNES? It will be in 4k DOLBYVISION on Blu Ray when released.

I wonder if the Digital format will only be 1080 on Google Movies, Amazon Prime, etc.
Disney is a 4K holdout on iTunes due to pricing. You can still get 4K version on Vudu & FN.
I saw the movie so I am not interested in buying it but I’m curious. Will it play in 4K DV in the ATV? If so via what app?
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I saw the movie so I am not interested in buying it but I’m curious. Will it play in 4K DV in the ATV? If so via what app?
Not right now no. If Vudu updates their app to 4K HDR/DV, then you can play it via that (or if MA ever adds 4K playback to their app).
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I don’t think ITunes has any TV in 4K to upgrade. This far it’s all been movies.
Tv.... movies .... who can tell... Oh wait, you're right they are in different iTunes apps.

I got to say though, I've decided to only buy iTunes versions of anything available. Including The Last Jedi ... bought it on iTunes even though I could have bought it in 4K on Vudu. If they don't give me a free upgrade of GOT from HD to 4K then there's a 43% chance I won't buy the upgrade version

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Does anyone know why Star Wars The Last Jedi will not be in DOLBYVISION 4k on iTUNES? It will be in 4k DOLBYVISION on Blu Ray when released.

I wonder if the Digital format will only be 1080 on Google Movies, Amazon Prime, etc.
Disney will not provide UHD digital rights to iTunes for ANY of their titles due to Apple’s unwillingness to charge the higher prices Disney wants for them ($24.99).

Other digital content providers, Vudu for example, have access to the 4K UHD streaming rights (on streaming devices where they’ve written apps to support it - ATV Vudu app does not), but charge nearly the same price as buying the physical 4K UHD Blu-ray (where you’ll also get the same digital copy included). I’d easily pay a few bucks more to have both...
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While Apple used to be known for their effortless usability, "form over function" has replaced their previous design aesthetic; e.g. you have to use the Accessibility settings on the iPhone to get rid of all the visual gimmicks (cool the first few times, but impact ease of use in a negative way) and to make the font readable by anyone over 30. It must, however, be stated that they've NEVER produced a good mouse — at best they've been "not horrible". I agree that the ATV remote is a new low. Apple does make great trackpads, though.

And don't get me started on Apple's software "quality". I've had an ATV since the first version, and the software reliability continues to degrade. Once or twice a week, I have to unplug my ATV 4K to hard reboot it when it stops responding to the remote. I also have to reboot the ATV 4K regularly when it can't access my iMac iTunes library ("no content" message).
I'm the odd man out. I have had my ATV4 (not 4K) since Christmas and have never had a glitch. No reboot, goes to sleep and streams perfectly (on Google fiber / Ethernet connection). Logged into numerous accounts once and never have again.
I like the remote. I have no problem navigating with it. It worked better after I found the pad sensitivity setting that worked best for me. The App for iPhone works for me as well. I keep an old iPhone on our WiFi with the ATV app as well to use as a remote elsewhere in the house. (whole house distribution)

Maybe I just don't better because I've not had better
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I'm the odd man out. I have had my ATV4 (not 4K) since Christmas and have never had a glitch. No reboot, goes to sleep and streams perfectly (on Google fiber / Ethernet connection). Logged into numerous accounts once and never have again.

I like the remote. I have no problem navigating with it. It worked better after I found the pad sensitivity setting that worked best for me. The App for iPhone works for me as well. I keep an old iPhone on our WiFi with the ATV app as well to use as a remote elsewhere in the house. (whole house distribution)



Maybe I just don't better because I've not had better


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I am hoping someone here can help me out. I have a atv 4k and connecting it to a projector via a soundbar (4k Passthrough). The distance between the projector and the soundbar is about 18 feet and I am using a sewel HDMI 25 feet cable.

1. I dont get the chroma 4.4.4 with this, which hdmi will give me the chroma 4.4.4. someone recommeded RUIpro but thats $160, do I really have to get an expensive HDMI cable?
2. The projector is 4k hdr. Do I keep the atv 4k set to 4k SDR and have the match content on and the frame rate to off?
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I don’t think ITunes has any TV in 4K to upgrade. This far it’s all been movies.
I bought the AVT4K because of the movies upgrade.

If they go through with a TV series upgrade, ... imagine how many people would buy the ATV4K for that. I'm thinking some at least.
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I am hoping someone here can help me out. I have a atv 4k and connecting it to a projector via a soundbar (4k Passthrough). The distance between the projector and the soundbar is about 18 feet and I am using a sewel HDMI 25 feet cable.

1. I dont get the chroma 4.4.4 with this, which hdmi will give me the chroma 4.4.4. someone recommeded RUIpro but thats $160, do I really have to get an expensive HDMI cable?
2. The projector is 4k hdr. Do I keep the atv 4k set to 4k SDR and have the match content on and the frame rate to off?
This is the 25' cable I use and it works for all my 4K needs including what you are attempting. I believe you want match content and frame rate on to get HDR with output set to 4K SDR.

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...I'm quite confident your difficulties are not intrinsic to the ATV4K...
While I'm very impressed with the ATV4K on a number of fronts, it isn't perfect.

You mentioned before when I asked if anyone else noticed a green tint in dark sections of a certain title (that mostly isn't there on another device) that basically the last place I should be suspecting an issue was with the ATV.

I've had it 48 hours now, give or take, inserted into 2 completely different systems for testing, and the remote has gone unresponsive for a minute or sometimes 3 before returning to normal on about 3 occasions. And one apparent freeze (can't be certain it was frozen, but if it was the remote going unresponsive it went over 5 minutes) that required a power cycle.

But that's the bad. The good is most everything else (and there is a lot of everything else) works nicely so far!

The remote design is just a preference thing - it isn't bad if you like it, but it is bad if you don't. It isn't broken (except for the unresponsiveness...) and it does some cool things (none of which I need, but lots of other users do, and like - so that's good).

It's not a big deal - none of it in my opinion is a deal breaker, as some of my issues may likely be due to me changing settings frequently or it will be fixed in an update, but stuff just isn't perfect - even if it's designed by apple.

Hardware + software = almost certain issues, somewhere. Maybe minor, maybe rare, and maybe you haven't experienced them, but somebody else just might.
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Disney is a 4K holdout on iTunes ... You can still get 4K version on Vudu & FN.
Star Wars:The Last Jedi is a special special case but the Disney studios (Disney/Pixar/LucasFilm/Marvel) are not in the Apple 4K program so don't expect to see UHD content for their properties (of course Disney UHD discs are also rare). The Marvel stuff can be a bit confusing because Sony has the rights to Spiderman and Fox has the rights to the Mutants (and other inconsequential characters). Does the Disney acquisition mean no more DV Deadpool in iTunes? Or worse no more fun Deadpool in any format?

I was under the impression that WalMart (Vudu) got a streaming exclusive on the UHD/HDR release of Star Wars:TLJ.

On an unrelated note SW:TLJ is also special because Disney has finally decided to release a DV feature on disc.
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While I'm very impressed with the ATV4K on a number of fronts, it isn't perfect.

You mentioned before when I asked if anyone else noticed a green tint in dark sections of a certain title (that mostly isn't there on another device) that basically the last place I should be suspecting an issue was with the ATV.

I've had it 48 hours now, give or take, inserted into 2 completely different systems for testing, and the remote has gone unresponsive for a minute or sometimes 3 before returning to normal on about 3 occasions. And one apparent freeze (can't be certain it was frozen, but if it was the remote going unresponsive it went over 5 minutes) that required a power cycle.

But that's the bad. The good is most everything else (and there is a lot of everything else) works nicely so far!

The remote design is just a preference thing - it isn't bad if you like it, but it is bad if you don't. It isn't broken (except for the unresponsiveness...) and it does some cool things (none of which I need, but lots of other users do, and like - so that's good).

It's not a big deal - none of it in my opinion is a deal breaker, as some of my issues may likely be due to me changing settings frequently or it will be fixed in an update, but stuff just isn't perfect - even if it's designed by apple.

Hardware + software = almost certain issues, somewhere. Maybe minor, maybe rare, and maybe you haven't experienced them, but somebody else just might.
There's no doubt no one has got a 4K streaming all right yet, but the ATV is getting pretty close. Whether you prefer the ATV or say the Shield does probably come down to how important Atmos is to you vs video "accuracy", by which I mean matching frame rates and dynamic range and delivering smooth reliable quality. For me, video is more important right now, but others might differ . I don't like the remote but then I don't use it!

And, here, the ATV has been rock solid. I may have restarted it once since owning it.
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