Random Disconnect

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Bonesone4, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Let me just say that I love my apple tv....when it works. And when it works, it's fantastic and I love it. But let me tell ya, when it doesn't work it really ****ing sucks and ***** the bed.

    For some reason that the lord almighty only knows, my apple tv just decides to freeze while I'm watching a movie. And then it stops and tells me the video format is not acceptable. Now mind you, I had been watching the movie for a good hour so I'm really into it at this point...It's been doing it a lot lately. I'll be watching a movie I converted and all of a sudden it starts to get choppy and then freezes on me. It's stupid. So I go into iTunes and decide to sync the movie directly to the apple tv to see if that would work and BAM! Now all of a sudden, as soon as I click the "sync" option, the apple tv icon disappears in iTunes under the devices list...

    Are you for real Apple? Fix this stupid ****.
  2. macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    Reset your router, they can get buggy when running for a while, and that may help.

    Make sure the Apple isn't in a hot enclosure (and if it's dusty, blow it out with some compressed air).

    Any new cordless phones, or other wireless devices in the house? How about the neighbors - they have any new networks running? Perhaps try changing the network channel (frequency) and see if that makes things more stable.
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    Yeah, sounds like a network/router issue. Same thing used to happen to me all the time, until I realized my router was getting kicked offline whenever my g/f used the cordless phone. Got a new phone, and no more problems.
  4. macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    The best solution ever - is to go wired. Yeah I know, back in time to the days of Cat 5 Ethernet.

    I got sick of drops with my media center, and was ultimately surprised at how easy it was to route / hide the cable under carpet (and into the basement ultimately). Since then - faster transfers, and zero drops. None. I swear.

    Also don't have to worry about a neighbor boosting my wifi. ;)

    I know for some people, this isn't an option.

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