ATV 5>ATV 3

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by moderngamenewb, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. moderngamenewb macrumors 6502

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    I just got the new ATV 5, and I must say, it's a huge improvement over the 3rd generation. So much faster, and I love that I can choose what apps to add, vs what apps Apple wants to add. The new TV app is awesome too (still figuring it out, but the more I do, the more awesome it is). I wish the remote could be better though. After using the ATV 3 remote, the new one takes time getting used to though.
     
  2. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    You can use the ATV3 remote if you prefer, you can pair it in the settings.
     
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    Because that thing is IR, though, it requires straight line of vision between remote and aTV. Siri remote works on RF and does not need this.
     
  4. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    No strictly true as IR can bounce off walls and ceilings so granted you can’t hide it away in a cupboard but you can mount it behind a TV and still be able to control it.


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  5. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    True. But I hope you got my point on the difference.
    With Siri remote, you could talk to her from another room.
     
  6. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    Oh I get your point, but some people just don’t like the Siri remote so use other options instead.
    And some people couldn’t care less about talking to Siri either Lol.
    I don’t mind the Siri remote myself, but everyone’s different I guess.
     
  7. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    I completely agree. I just wanted to say, that Siri remote has one important advantage, that is the RF link to base.
     

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