Getting a New TV. Can I just plug in my ATV 4K or do I need to set it up as a new ATV?

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  1. jaybar macrumors 6502a

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    Hi

    I already have an ATV 4K, connected to a an older TV, which we are replacing with a new 4K TV.

    Can I just plug it in using my HDMI cable or do I need to set the ATV up again as new?

    Thanks

    Jay
     
  2. FarmerBob, Jul 22, 2019
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  3. jaybar thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jaybar

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    The HDMI cable is high speed. However, my question remains. Can I just plug it into the new TV set, or do I have to setup the ATV from scratch?
     
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    Just need to change the display settings to 4K on the Apple TV settings
     
  6. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    they are separate devices so they keep their own settings. Anything tech wise is the same. Set top boxes can be used on any tv if it has the right HDMI input which is all of them.
     
  7. throAU macrumors 603

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    As above, just plug it in - but you may need (or rather, want, for best experience) to use the correct HDMI input on your TV (be sure to use one that has the most recent HDMI standard/higher refresh rate for 4k/HDR/etc.) and it may pay to go through your AppleTV settings afterwards to re-detect/re-enable the 4k related features for your new TV.

    But outside of that you should be able to "just plug it in and it should work".
     
  8. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    This is where Apple excels .. "you just plug it in, and it works"
     

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