60fps NHL highlights & screen saver problem

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by OddyOh, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. OddyOh macrumors regular

    OddyOh

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    Hi. Having weird issues the past couple days with my ATV3.
    When I watch NHL highlights in the morning, the video randomly suddenly changes frame rate. It looks very smooth, like a doubling of frames or something. It's not fast forwarding, and the audio stays normal. it stays like that for a few minutes, then goes back to normal.

    Issue #2 is I was watching the 3rd period of last nights Leafs-NYI game, and the ATV stopped responding to its remote control, even the iPhone 'Remote' app couldn't do anything.

    A couple mins later, the screensaver kicks in...but the audio from hockey is still going!

    So strange. Anyway, I had to unplug it to get it to stop, and I plugged it in again and it booted up normally, but i had to go to work. Will try it tomorrow.

    Anyone seen these issues? Thanks.
     
  2. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603

    HobeSoundDarryl

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    :apple:TV can't play 60fps well. It will try but it will yield judder for scenes where lots of pixels change frame to frame (like sports). :apple:TV only plays 30fps (everything else including 24fps and >30fps will be converted to 30fps) and may play well (though I've never got 60fps to work very well at all).
     
  3. OddyOh, Mar 1, 2013
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    OddyOh thread starter macrumors regular

    OddyOh

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    You are correct...I probably should have said "it looks like 60fps" in relation to how smooth it is...the reality is NHL barely streams 20fps on a good day, from my experience.

    Question is...why would the ATV do this?

    Update: Ok, tried it out, seems fine now. Just needed a reboot I guess.
     

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