ATV2 good, but not great!!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Aragorn234, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    The ATV2 is Good but not Great. I have Jailbroken the device and use Firecore for the ability to stream files from my NAS. This works well with only a few buffering issues on the odd occassion.
    Firstly I will give you an idea of my home setup for Apple Devices.
    Airport Extreme (current Generation)
    iMac (may 2011 - Lion)
    Ipad2
    Apple TV (2nd Gen)
    numerous other idevices.

    My first concern is that I use the Apple TV and iPad to stream photos to our main TV. I am using the 5 Ghz network and i have 2 - 3 bars of service. However it seems to be slow and laggy at times. I have tried also to stream music as well as photos and this is not possible.

    Recently the Airplay connection does not even appear on the iPad and I have to turn off and on all the devices and randomly starts to work again.
    Any suggestions on how to improve performance or provent the drop out of airplay. I was thinking an Airport Express to extend the network to the lounge room and get a stronger signal. However I do not want to spend $100+ on a device that will not help

    The Second issue is when I use home sharing to play music through my ATV iTunes will randomly crash on the iMac. I have fully updated to the latest version of everything. I go into the list and select, and iTunes crashes.

    ANy thoughts.
    Thnaks
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    I know you said you have a few bars of reception, but something is clearly intermittently interfering with your network.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree that something is causing interference. However I am not sure what this is. It maybe distance or too many rooms between the devices. THat is why I was thinking that if I use an extender like the AP Express this may resolve some of the issues being experienced.

    The other option is if I plug the ATV into Ethernet will Airplay still function and have better performance. I have ethernet cabled to the area for the PVR, I could always use this data point for the appleTV when required to Airplay.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    I know this will sound counter intuitive but have you tried connecting to G instead of N?

    For me while N is faster I find G to be more stable when it comes to walls and what not.

    Worth trying if you cannot hardware it
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    I did use the other non 5Ghz band but performance was worse.
    I will try the Ethernet connection and see if that improves the perfromance any
     

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