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qpiqp
Jun 27, 2013, 11:16 AM
I have been sitting at a black screen watching the circle spin on the buffer bar for a good ten minutes now and my youtube video has not even started!

This is not my only performance issue - my ATV struggles with tasks as simple as airplaying only audio from my MBP. The Apple TV is plugged into ethernet. However, I am using an ethernet splitter with a max speed of 10 Mbps, but the xbox is on the same splitter and I have no issue with that. Might it be better to run the ATV off wifi (I doubt it because I'm in the basement).

What can I do to improve this? Can I troubleshoot it? Should I try getting a replacement? Any help is appreciated.

Edit: I fixed my issue by switching to wifi! What a nice surprise. How do I switch this thread to resolved, or delete it? Thanks.



waw74
Jun 27, 2013, 11:30 AM
wifi will be faster than 10 Mb ethernet.

also the aTV sometimes has weird problems when connected via ethernet, that go away on wifi.

slothrob
Jun 29, 2013, 01:14 PM
Edit: I fixed my issue by switching to wifi! What a nice surprise.
Right, the aTV3, at least, has a known problem with ethernet connections becoming slow under certain circumstances.