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Miltz

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So I went from a 2021 to a 2022 and I have an issue. The main screen now runs at 24hz, where before it was at 60hz. The tv feels super slow compared to the older model. Settings are the same in both. Anyone else have this issue? I’m using a TCL 4 series 2022
 

bozzykid

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So I went from a 2021 to a 2022 and I have an issue. The main screen now runs at 24hz, where before it was at 60hz. The tv feels super slow compared to the older model. Settings are the same in both. Anyone else have this issue? I’m using a TCL 4 series 2022
Make sure you have enabled the correct HDMI mode for the input in the TCL settings. Also, set the output to 4K SDR 60 in tbe Apple TV settings.
 

Miltz

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So why not change the video settings to 4K SDR @60Hz then it won’t be running at 24Hz.
That doesn’t change it. I tried both SDR/HDR 60hz. 2021 model didn’t have this issue. I think it’s a software bug
 

Miltz

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The only thing I can think of is it’s Apple’s power saving mode on the new model. 24hz uses less power than 60hz. If so we should be allowed to turn it off.
 

Eorlas

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could very well be a bug. i also went from a 2021 ATV, and not only does everything feel snappier, massive BR remux's i load through Infuse off my local server now kick off almost instantly.
 

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So I went from a 2021 to a 2022 and I have an issue. The main screen now runs at 24hz, where before it was at 60hz. The tv feels super slow compared to the older model. Settings are the same in both. Anyone else have this issue? I’m using a TCL 4 series 2022
What TV do you have (ie model)?……and…..On the 2022 Apple TV, what are your settings in the Video/Audio>Video section for: “Format” and ”Match Content” (ie Dynamic Range and Frame Rate)? Also, when you refer to “main screen”, what screen are you referring to?
 

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Have you done the following?
  • On remote, hold down Menu and Volume Down for 5 seconds then release to have it automatically switch between resolution
  • Check HDMI Connection to see if there is an issue with cable
  • Reset Video Settings
  • Lastly, Reset and Update to restore to factory settings and reinstall the latest firmware
When I got the new Apple TV, it was not on the latest firmware so I reset and update it before signing back into apps. You could update it and see if it resolve the issue you have before resetting it.
 

Gin_Melkior

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could very well be a bug. i also went from a 2021 ATV, and not only does everything feel snappier, massive BR remux's i load through Infuse off my local server now kick off almost instantly.
Do you think it worth upgrading? I have 2021 ATV 4K now, and am considering the upgrade. My only complaint about current model is that I can feel latency regarding the UI animation, such as returning to Home Screen, or entering Multitasking page. I have been looking for the discussion how much 2022 ATV 4K improves in UI Animation that and found little.
 

audiomixer

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Do you think it worth upgrading? I have 2021 ATV 4K now, and am considering the upgrade. My only complaint about current model is that I can feel latency regarding the UI animation, such as returning to Home Screen, or entering Multitasking page. I have been looking for the discussion how much 2022 ATV 4K improves in UI Animation that and found little.
I am taking my 128g 2022 ATV back today after comparing it to my 32g 2021. I don’t game and i prefer my nvidia shield for BR remuxes. The 2022 is a bit snappier in your concerns on the 2021 but not so that you can say “wow” and unless you have a samsung tv that can utilize HDR10+, it really isn't worth it IMO. Improvement is really only modest.
 
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Miltz

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Do you think it worth upgrading? I have 2021 ATV 4K now, and am considering the upgrade. My only complaint about current model is that I can feel latency regarding the UI animation, such as returning to Home Screen, or entering Multitasking page. I have been looking for the discussion how much 2022 ATV 4K improves in UI Animation that and found little.
I wouldn’t upgrade from a 2021 unless you play games, have a HDR10+ TV, or want more storage. I’m keeping my 2022 because for $40 difference I rather have the newer model but I wouldn’t get it if I couldn’t return my 2021.
 

Gin_Melkior

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I am taking my 128g 2022 ATV back today after comparing it to my 32g 2021. I don’t game and i prefer my nvidia shield for BR remuxes. The 2022 is a bit snappier in your concerns on the 2021 but not so that you can say “wow” and unless you have a samsung tv that can utilize HDR10+, it really isn't worth it IMO. Improvement is really only modest.

I wouldn’t upgrade from a 2021 unless you play games, have a HDR10+ TV, or want more storage. I’m keeping my 2022 because for $40 difference I rather have the newer model but I wouldn’t get it if I couldn’t return my 2021.

Thank you for the info! I don't play games either and I use LG TV with Dolby Vision. Then guess I probably won't upgrade.
 

Miltz

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Thank you for the info! I don't play games either and I use LG TV with Dolby Vision. Then guess I probably won't upgrade.
The only thing I’m noticing so far is that 2022 model seems to be up-resing 1080P movies into 4K on HBOmax which is a welcome change. My 2021 didn’t do that. Unless it does it now after the update but I don’t have it anymore to test
 

MrTrue

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I bought the new one for $200 and sold the old one for $150 (in Sweden where Apple has higher prices). So was an easy decision 🙂 and the new one is faster, sometimes you are not even aware it have already changed the app/page you want to look at.
 

Eorlas

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Do you think it worth upgrading? I have 2021 ATV 4K now, and am considering the upgrade. My only complaint about current model is that I can feel latency regarding the UI animation, such as returning to Home Screen, or entering Multitasking page. I have been looking for the discussion how much 2022 ATV 4K improves in UI Animation that and found little.

I wrote this in another post:

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I upgraded from a 2021 ATV, and noticed significant performance improvements when loading high quality blu ray rips across my network.


I have a PS5, a desktop PC with a 4090, a Steam Deck, and an M1 Max (not that I frequently game on it, but when I do, it's a pleasant experience.)


I say all of that not to rub anyone's nose in it, it's not meant to be a victory lap. I point this out so people know where I'm coming from when I say "I don't personally care about gaming on Apple TV" because I have umpteenth ways of having a much more amazing gaming experience. Glad the A15 can be a better performer for those that do, though.


For anyone else that may be using their ATV as the quarterback for their entertainment system, I immediately noticed that the 2022 ATV was loading my high quality remuxes nearly instantly with Infuse. While I wouldn't have categorized the 2021 as by an means "slow", it was not going from selection -> playback instantly.


Local server is a custom built PC, with ATV & server both connected via ethernet, and a not-so-cheap router from 2021. The only thing in this setup that changed was the ATV."
 

JBGoode

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The only thing I’m noticing so far is that 2022 model seems to be up-resing 1080P movies into 4K on HBOmax which is a welcome change. My 2021 didn’t do that. Unless it does it now after the update but I don’t have it anymore to test
All 4k streaming devices will upscale to 4k. If it fills your whole screen (or full length or width with black bars), it's been upscaled. Of course your 2021 did - hence the name of the device. If it didn't, a 1080p stream would only fill 1/4th of your screen.
 

Sanlitun

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I feel my first impression is that the picture quality with the 2022 ATV is not as good as the 2021 model. It's as if the upscaling is not as sharp, especially in high movement scenes. I bought this one as I was so impressed by the improvement in 4K picture quality going from the 2017 model to the 2021. I had hopes this would bring some unadvertised benefit as well.
 
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Miltz

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I also felt the image quality was worse, but I thought it was mental. It’s extremely hard to test without it being side by side on the same tv.
 

Sanlitun

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To my eyes it looks like there is a new smoothness and slight loss of detail, especially in faces. Something subtle has changed.

When I had first set it up yesterday I had even checked to see if video was playing at the same bit rate as with the old ATV. If I have time over the next few days I will reconnect the 2021 ATV and see what I think.
 
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