Apple TV Constantly needs to be restarted.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Necco, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi, my family and I sadly don't use our Apple TV as much as we should for what it costs but its a frustrating machine. I'm just wondering if anyone else has this problem: That after leaving the Apple TV alone and on for maybe a week or so, when switching the AV back to it, the Apple TV freezes and needs to be restarted. It seems to happen about 50% of the time.

    Is this just our Apple TV or are there more people with this problem. If so, how do you cope?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I've never had that problem and I use mine almost daily.

    Maybe just turn it off if you're not using it for long periods of time?
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Yes, same problem here and I understood it to be an issue with HDMI and certain HDTVs.

    However, I've not had any issues since the 2.1 update so I recommend updating your ATV if you've not already done so. [I would add that since the update I've used my ATV more -- that could be the reason]
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I actually had a lot more problems once Apple TV updated to 2.1. I do have a 2007 Samsung LCD, which have been known to have HDMI handshaking problems. I updated the firmware on my LCD, by downloading it from Samsung.com and installing it via USB. The results are pretty good in that the AppleTV no longer crashes/freezes. The handshake still takes ~10seconds, but it's better than having to reboot the AppleTV every day or so.
     
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    richpjr

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    I have experienced the hang up twice myself since updating to 2.1. I have a 2007 Sony XBR4.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    I have to say that ATV is becoming a PITA.

    It seems to drop off the network at random times and only recovers with a reboot.

    Often it will hang with the Apple logo on the screen and only recovers with a reboot.

    Both these problems seem to have been around for a while now and yet there's still no fix from Apple. Very disappointing tbh.
     
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    MacBoobsPro

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    I had problems like this. I went over the set up instructions with a fine tooth comb and found that the ATV IP address was wrong and meant it was not configured properly. If I remember correctly if the IP address starts with anything other than 192 then its not configured correctly. Mine started 158 (i think).
     

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