Apple TV menu has slid down my screen!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Itogator, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Itogator macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Hello to all.

    So, I go to watch apple tv today and the main menu starts at about 2/3 of the way down my screen and only the first few menu items are visible. The menu functions because when I scroll to an item that is below the bottom of the screen, I can select it. No matter what I do, the menu and picture only fill the bottom 1/3 of my TV. A restart (which takes really long) fixes this. I ran diagnostics from the menu but it says all is ok. Does anyone know what is up with this?

  2. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2009
    have you tried disconnecting it from the tv then reconnecting it?
  3. Wolffie macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2008
    Television Model?

    Can you reset your tv?
    I have to do this ever so often to people flippin out about bad picture on their tv. Something just went wonky and the reset fixes it all.
  4. Itogator thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Thanks for the replies. I don't think it's a tv issue because
    resetting apple tv fixed it. I think it's an apple tv issue.
  5. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

    Sep 15, 2004
    i(am in the)cloud
  6. hualon macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    It's the TV. Resetting the Apple TV changed the rate of the video outputs until it finally settled on the one that you set up in the settings. Once this happened your TV performed an automatic image adjustment routine to figure out the appropriate horizontal scan rate, pixel clock, and refresh rate.
  7. AnthonyCM macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007
    It happens to me all the time if I'm listening to it through the receiver without having the television on. Just a simple unplugging and replugging of the HDMI gets it working right.
  8. mk456 macrumors newbie


    Apr 6, 2009
    Reply on Apple TV menu has slid down my screen

    The problem is that the AppleTV does not have bluetooth. Even if you were able to install a plugin on the AppleTV, there would be no way for your phone to communicate directly with the AppleTV, unless maybe you could put a USB bluetooth dongle on the thing. Solutions that could work would be 1) using an IR blaster connected to a computer with bluetooth (impractical on several levels, the first being that AppleTV in the living room assumes that you don't have a second living room computer), 2) using a web-based interface on the phone, and an AppleTV plugin that serves a web interface and interprets input (the most elegant likely solution that doesn't require adding hardware to the AppleTV), or 3) AppleTV plugin that runs the current implementation of Salling Clicker, and a USB bluetooth dongle and some hack to get the AppleTV to use bluetooth (depends on the ability to get Bluetooth working with the AppleTV - uncertain at this point). If I had to put money on which of these are most likely to be the best solution, all things considered, it would be #3. The problem with #2 is that it would require you to run web serving software that's constantly listening on the AppleTV, and it's possible that this would affect video playback performance, as the AppleTV is extremely resource-limited. For solution #3, we're just waiting for someone to add bluetooth support to the thing, which may or may not happen...
  9. uaaerospace macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2005

    The ATV is controllable by remote control over the wireless by an iPod Touch or iPhone.

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