Apple TV 5.1 Issues

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ggg05a, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. ggg05a macrumors regular


    Jan 11, 2009
    Hey All;

    So after running around the net I've found the new update 5.1 (5201) is causing many people (including myself) many headaches. List the problems here. I know Apple techs frequent these forums, hopefully this can get updated in thq quickness as it is essentially turned my ATV into a paper weight with a neat little white light.

    - Will not play rented movies at all. "An error occurred trying to load this content."
    - Unable to set the time and time zone.

    If you have yet to update your ATV to 5.1, don't.
  2. chenks macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2007
  3. Wordman macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Apple TV 5.1 update problems


    Yes, I've had problems too. I'm not alone either, as you'll see from Apple's own forums.

    My problems are with Home Sharing and wifi. Home Sharing only works if I go into Preferences>Sharing and switch both Home Sharing and File Sharing off and on again. Even then, the connection usually falls over a few minutes later.

    I'm using a late 2009 27" iMac and Apple TV2, running Mountain Lion and, of course, the awful new Apple TV update.

    My suspicion is that it's quite a complicated fix. Many people, like yourself, have different symptoms, which could reflect the combinations of systems being used (Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard).

    Would be good if Apple would at least acknowledge the issue though. I've been without Apple TV for two weeks now. And I have reported it to Apple using their online fault form.
  4. ggg05a thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 11, 2009
    Has anyone gotten info from about about a patch, or received something along the lines of "yeup we screwed up?"
  5. russgold macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
  6. punchwalk macrumors regular

    May 16, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    Airplay Mirroring isn't working for me since the 5.1 update. I sometimes get audio but my TV screen goes black.

    My setup:
    ATV 3,
    ATV Software Version 5.1
    15" Macbook Pro (Winter 2011)
    OSX 10.8.2
    E3200 Cisco Linksys Router
  7. rtsol macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2012
    Mar del Plata, Argentina
    Problems with airplay


    After upgrading to 5.1 airplay is not working properly. When I mirror from my MacBook and run a video on it the playback quality on apple tv is horrible. It worked fine before. Anyone experienced the same?

  8. s15119 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2010
    I have exactly zero problems with 5.1 - I use an Apple TV 3 several hours a day, and an Apple TV 2 somewhat less, but neither have any issues with this upgrade.
  9. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
  10. Nothlit macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    I started having weird network timeout-like problems after updating to Apple TV 5.1. I found a thread at the Apple discussion forums containing a post from an Apple engineer which seems to indicate that there are problems with Ethernet connectivity in this software version. I switched my Apple TV to use Wi-Fi instead, and so far it has been more responsive. I don't prefer this, but I'm willing to tolerate it until Apple fixes the problem.
  11. MarkG21 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2010
    My main issue is that I lost the ability to skip chapters with my harmony remote.

    I've sense reverted back to the previous version.
  12. Andy-Howell macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2010
    I have similar issues over wi-if - terrible service at the moment!
  13. rtsol macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2012
    Mar del Plata, Argentina
    Different region

    I am beginning to suspect that my problem is the fact that I purchased my Apple TV in Sweden and then moved to Argentina. It worked fine untill I updated the firmware - then the airplay gave a horrible quality in the video. I even downgraded to the previous version - still with bad video. Anyone knows about this?
  14. GarrettL1979 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2012
    I thought you claimed to have all kinds of problems yesterday? :confused:
  15. hoodgyno macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2009
    Any new solutions to the wi-fi dropping issue after the 5.1 update? Anyone know if Itunes 11.0 will fix this?

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