HELP we have 1080 P tv IS aPPLE tv 4k -ok

andersonsrus

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We have a 1080P Tv and it still has some life in it as well as the receiver that is not HDMI 2.2 or better that is hooked to speakers. Which is a Pioneer VSX1020 and a Panasonic Plasma TV with 2 regular hdmi connections
the the receiver has 5 regiular HDMi connections as well
We will in the future getting a new TV which will be a 4K

We ant to get a streaming device and are considering the Apple TV 4k
however we see that you need to use a HDMI 2.2 for 4k

Can we use a regular HDMi high speed will be able to see good quality or are we better off with a Roku
please advice on what is the best bet for us



we need help on this
 

Matthew Essex

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It’s the HDCP that is currently at 2.2. You will have no issues using a regular HDMI with the Apple TV when watching in 1080p.
 

vertical smile

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Can we use a regular HDMi high speed will be able to see good quality
The ATV4k works perfectly fine with a 1080p TV.

Actually, I would highly recommend the ATV4K over getting just an ATV4 at full retail prices. I think the ATV4 was under powered at launch and would probably not age nearly as well as the ATV4K. Plus, the ATV4K is just a little more $ and can usually be found on sale somewhere.

are we better off with a Roku
This depends on your intentions with the device.

Are your plans include just Netflix and apps like it? Do you plan on doing gaming? Would AirPlay be something you are interesting in doing?

If you are just using simple streaming apps like Netflix, Roku or FireStick might be better choices due to the price. I think that the ATV is much better, but if you just plan on using streaming apps that are available on all the streaming boxes, the benefits of the ATV won't really matter that much.
 

andersonsrus

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The ATV4k works perfectly fine with a 1080p TV.

Actually, I would highly recommend the ATV4K over getting just an ATV4 at full retail prices. I think the ATV4 was under powered at launch and would probably not age nearly as well as the ATV4K. Plus, the ATV4K is just a little more $ and can usually be found on sale somewhere.



This depends on your intentions with the device.

Are your plans include just Netflix and apps like it? Do you plan on doing gaming? Would AirPlay be something you are interesting in doing?

If you are just using simple streaming apps like Netflix, Roku or FireStick might be better choices due to the price. I think that the ATV is much better, but if you just plan on using streaming apps that are available on all the streaming boxes, the benefits of the ATV won't really matter that much.
[doublepost=1549483099][/doublepost]we are also thinking of a Roku Ultra thoughts
We don't have hardly any Apple Content, We do have Iphones and I pad though with very limited pictures and no music
etc
 

andersonsrus

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Feb 6, 2019
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we may be getting a 4k tv later this year and to hook up the Apple 4k it suggests a 2.2 HDMI cable
our receiver uses regular HDMI cables

So what HDMI cables do I purchase along with the Apple 4K
 

Matthew Essex

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you can buy any high speed HDMI 2.0 cable and it should be fine although I was experiencing atifacts with the amazon cables when running 4K Dolby vision. I changed the HDMI to a Belkin 2.1 cable from apple and had no issues since.
 
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