Is resetting Apple TV safe?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by NoisyDude, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. NoisyDude macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2009

    If I reset to factory settings my :apple:TV will I get to keep content I have purchased in the past like movies? I understand that I will be able to re-sync all my playlists and photos.

    I currently have an ATV that is sync-ed to a Mac, so I see the content that I purchased on my ATV in my Mac. I have also tried out Boxee and one other similar product (the name escapes me :rolleyes:), but I want to get rid of them as they really don't work... at least not for me.

  2. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Long as you have any purchased content synced up to your Mac.
  3. BoulderBum macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2008
    Note that you'll probably reset everything to 1.0 firmware, so you'll have to download latest again (that's what happened when I reset mine, anyway).
  4. pjarvi macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2006
    Round Lake, IL
    Yup, make sure everything, and I do mean Everything, is stored on your Mac. I've seen some people report that not everything was syncing back to their Mac after iTunes 9 came out.

    The factory reset will wipe the drive and reload the AppleTV with the original firmware that your unit shipped with (1.x or 2.x). After that's done you can run Update from the General settings menu to update it to 3.0.

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