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

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    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

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

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    Ethernet connection is optional

    wifi works just fine for me
     
  4. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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

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