Apple TV Freezing?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Chiggs, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Has anyone else experienced an issue with their Apple TV freezing? Mine has frozen three times since Saturday morning; twice while scrolling through Photo albums and once while scrolling through movies. Each time I had to restart using the Apple remote. After the first restart, I ran the diagnostic and everything appeared fine. I'm a little worried because the Apple TV runs so "hot." If it happens again, I'm going to call Apple - just wondering if this has happened to anyone else?
  2. macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2006
    San Diego
    Does this happen when you are working with sync'd files or streamed files?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2007
    Both. The pictures were on the Apple TV Hard Drive (you cannot stream pictures) while the movie list was streamed from my iMac.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    That sucks Never happened to anyone I know of with theres
  5. macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2007
    Hi! Mine froze twice yesterday, both times when watching TV Shows saved onto ATV hard-drive. I watched five shows yesterday, two of those "Got stuck" approx 5 min before the end (around 35min marker). If I rewind/forward I see the slider moving, but picture stays. I rewind mode, when hitting play again, picture is still the same frozen frame, but the sound is "live".

  6. macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Mine actually runs rather hot. :p
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2007
    I didn't use my Apple TV yesterday so no more freezing to report but it did start making some strange sounds. I was falling asleep last night and I heard a small clicking sound. It was just loud enough to prevent me from falling asleep. It was coming from my Apple TV even though the TV was 100% powered down/shut off. I even went into the other room and disconnected the wireless link with iTunes in case iTunes was updating something on the drive (it wasn't.) I finally fell asleep but when I woke up this morning, it was doing the same thing...
  8. macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2007
    I had what I thought was a freeze yesterday, but it turns out, that during a 5 minute video podcast, my remote had somehow unpaired with the :apple:TV... I did the re-pair thing and all was well... it was very odd.

    I've also had video and audio podcasts spontaneously pause themselves.. with the remote sitting flat and undisturbed on the table next to me.

    Another problem I've had, but so far it seems specific to The Show with Ze Frank... is audio sync issues and eventually complete unwatchability by the end of the episode... however I've also noticed this same problem playing these videos in itunes...


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