AppleTV stability has improved after removing second ATV device.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by seamer, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. seamer macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2009
    I had a single itunes server running with two ATVs connected (wirelessly, wired, streamed and synced). No matter how I did it, they would either totally lose network connection anywhere from minutes to days, and then would need a reboot. Other times the main menu software would crash and reboot itself making watching anything impossible to do.

    I then noticed that after I lent an ATV to a friend, the stability of the remaining unit went back to 'expected cool' levels. It's now been running for weeks without being restarted.

    As an idea, I set up an identical itunes on a different pc and added the other ATV to it. Stability there ended up being awesome, too.

    Curious as to if I was on to something, I re-added both ATVs to the same itunes and almost instantly the errors returned. I tried switching the itunes server and recieved the same problems. Splitting the ATVs back to their individual sources resumed awesome stability.

    Next time an Apple Store employee tells me that ATVs and iTunes can support multiple libraries/devices, I'm going to call shenanigans on them and demand to see their own home setups.
  2. mcdermd macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2004
    I call shenanigans. I run two ATVs off of one Mac-based iTunes library and they work fine.
  3. seamer thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2009
    That may be fine for you but this has been happening to me since 2.x software on a 40gb and 160gb.

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