Does Apple TV [new ver] require wired connection? or wireless?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by pectin232, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. pectin232 macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    Will the Apple TV allow me to watch movies at 1080i at least with no streaming problems? I use the Netgear Powerline AV 5001 for a few years with no issue but lately I have been experiencing problems. Jerky playback etc.. Can Apple TV Stream wireless at 720-1080i with no jerky playback? I cannot connect directly by cable as it will require too long of a network cat 5 or 6 cable and I hate using cables now with technology that high. Using the Netgear works well just until lately.

    Problems with the Netgear PowerLine AV.

    I have used this for about 2+ years with no problems connected to a PS3. I have a food fast PC with 16gb memory for video streaming. I have this connected to my PC using the PS3 with no problems for a few years and with a DLINK Router with no problem as well. Since 2 weeks I have experiencing slowdowns and highly jerky movies playback. What can I do???? I have reset this Ethernet switch, move between different ports. I was using the same PC for 2+ years with 0 problems. Playback 1080i and 720 + fast forward all works fine now I cannot do that.
  2. pectin232 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    Do I still need the Powerline AV5001 if I get the Apple TV?
  3. elmo151 Guest

    Jul 3, 2007
    Ethernet connection is optional

    wifi works just fine for me
  4. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    +1 on optional. I run into less buffering issues with wired, but for the most part wireless works fine.

Share This Page