Stream Quality

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JoeShades, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    For the past few days anytime i watch any HD content the picture after a few seconds goes right to standard quality. thought maybe a problem with HDMI cable but i switched cables and no change. I am wireless but i have a good connection and have never had a problem in the past 7 months since buying the Apple tv 2. I also thought since i mostly only use netflix for HD streams it was a problem with them but then i tried the NHL and MLB and the trailers and the same thing happens. Is there anyone else with this problem :confused:
     
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    Airforcekid

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    It's not your HDMI cable.

    First change your DNS server opendns or google DNA can geo locate for the best quality stream.

    Second switch to a wired network if DNS change shows no change.

    Third if no change run speed test.net and ping test.net to make sure your connection is truley sufficient you need 3mbps area for HD.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    really no way to get a wired connection.
    connection is fine 25Mbps wired and usually around 20 on speed tests on my wireless laptop.

    i will try the DNS thing but if my connection is fine is that really going to make a difference, everything was fine until two days ago
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    It so happens the :apple:TV2 doesn't have an ethernet port or whatever. It's 802.11n compatible and is designed to be used in conjunction with Airplay and iTunes streaming.

    So switching to a wired network isn't an option.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It has ethernet
     
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    tbayrgs

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    ??

    See that little port on the right hand side...
     

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