Apple TV and iPad 3: not a perfect marriage

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jayducharme, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. jayducharme macrumors 68040

    jayducharme

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    I was looking forward to using my new iPad 3 as a sort of game controller through my new Apple TV. I had tried that somewhat successfully with my iPad 2 and ATV 2, but for some games the controls had too much lag. I expected some improvement with the new iPad's faster graphics processing and the new ATV's higher resolution.

    I was surprised to find that gaming is actually worse with the new devices. The frame rate seems terrible, with lots of stuttering, and the audio often breaks up. And as you might have expected, the controls still lag. I guess that won't improve until the ATV is Bluetooth-enabled.

    I also expected to finally see the iPad full-screen on the ATV, since it has a far higher resolution than my HDTV. But it still shows up in a little window and the resolution is pretty poor.

    Any idea why performance is so much worse with the new devices? Are there any settings I'm missing?
     
  2. maturola macrumors 68040

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    SInce the iPad and Apple TV 3 had just been release today, chances are that those game you are trying haven't been updated to handle the new resolution or the new APIs for the new hardware.

    Patient..... give the developer a chance to smell the new hardware!
     
  3. UltimateFighter macrumors newbie

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    How's your wireless connection? When I had a different router, mirroring would lag. Now though, I have my ATV hard wired and my ipad connects to my new Airport extreme. Everything is awesome and lagless.
     
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    Yeah and if it is wireless, are you using G or N? Could make a difference.
     
  5. jayducharme thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The ATV is hooked via ethernet to my 2011 Time Capsule. The iPad is obviously going through WiFi n. If I hook my iPad directly to the TV's HDMI cable (with Apple's dongle), there's no lag on the controls at all and the frame rate is respectable.
     
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