Apple TV 3.0.1 is horrible

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Frawley, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Frawley macrumors member


    Feb 19, 2008
    Los Angeles, California
    Does anyone besides me think that this is the worst update ever?
  2. macinhand macrumors regular


    Sep 1, 2009
    Cheshire, UK
    Can you give some insight as to why you think this :confused:
  3. SurfMacJpMtb macrumors member


    Nov 19, 2008
    301 works fine for me, I enjoy the new front-end, play back and response are about the same as the 2 releases

    let us know some details of the issues you are having
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    I'm not a big fan of the 3 interface, but that's just a minor issue.
  5. shevans macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2007
    Herts, UK
  6. potatis macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2006
    minor issue perhaps, but why is time showed beneath each movie in the list? It's enough to have it on the left side info page. just takes up space. :confused:
  7. bucksaddle macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    It's so you can play the "guess the correct time of your movie" game. Some of my movies are different by a minute between the list time and the info time.
    You'd have thought they would have used the same routines to calculate the time :eek:
  8. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    interface is a major issue with Apple's products. The only reason people bought ipods instead of any other cheaper and similarly or better-spec'ed mp3 player is interface.

    any change for the worse with an apple product's interface is a big deal.
  9. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    I think the version 3 interface is an improvement over the version 2 interface.

    I have no problems or issues with version 3. One very real improvement for me was that the amount of time to sync metadata from iTunes to the Apple TV has gone from minutes (!) to about 15 seconds.

  10. mcmlxix macrumors 6502a

    Mar 10, 2009
    form over function

    I think the new interface is a big improvement, and the addition of internet radio was was about time.

    But now my ATV 'crashes' to recovery mode at least once a day and then hangs at language selection requiring a hard reboot.

    Not cool.
  11. Frawley thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 19, 2008
    Los Angeles, California
    this is why


    So my ATV does not seem to work since the 3.0.1 update.
    At first it would see all my files but not play any of them (freeze).
    Then it was not showing up in iTunes.

    Here is my setup: Mac Mini as media center in one room connected to AE base station via ethernet. Two other AE in other rooms as range extenders.
    The AE in the living room is connected to ATV via ethernet and has worked that way for over a year with no problem.

    When I disconnect the ATV from the ethernet and sync wirelessly it seems to work.

    Now I am getting this message. (See attachment)

    I am all out of ideas and any help would be appreciated.

    As I said before: everything was fine until 3.0.1 then problems.

    I have no firewall.
    AE are all on 7.4.2
  12. TheCheapGeek macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2008
    I have always been a huge fan of the Apple TV and the 3.0 update made me angry, both my units became laggy, stutter when playing HD content, and freeze up forcing a reboot. I was researching other options and i decided that I would do a factory restore and update to 3.01. This made everything better, not I have no issues anymore.

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