Will you use a new AppleTV 4k device?

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    I bought an ATV 4, but found out you can not search for songs on your local computer, so went back to my ATV 3. This is a must-have feature, and a limited 4K offering of movies will not counter that.
     
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    I see my files in 4K right now on my Mac with a 27" calibrated monitor.
     
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    There's a sure lack of 4K content. Don't think it's worth me buying it. Plus that will mean I'd need to buy a 4K tv as well.
     
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    My problem is that I don't have an hdmi pass-through in my audio system. To be able to listen to music (airplay) without having the TV on, I need an audio cable from Apple TV to my sound system. So I've been stuck with ATV 3 and still am.
     
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    Pre-ordered the ATV 4K and expect it day one. Yes, I will definitely use it.
     
  7. dorsal macrumors regular

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    I had to get this for my ATV4. It might help you.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KBHX072
     
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    Placed my preorder at 5am EDT, delivery for 64GB is mid October
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    There seems to be a bunch of this kind of devices. If I choose one with hdmi 2.0, how sure can I be that it passes through 4K?
     
  12. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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    I would make sure the description states 4k video. Just be careful what you click on.

    For example, I picked up this audio extractor a while back but if you look at the page they currently have six different devices listed.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013J6VEVA

    One of them is listed as a 4k device but I don't have any experience with that one.
     
  13. fathergll macrumors 65816

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    What files? From iTunes?
     
  14. robgendreau macrumors 68040

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    I image his photo files, this being that kind of forum. Or video. Like from YouTube maybe (in Chrome; I don't think you can do it in Safari). I use some Apple devices for media (iPhone 7), but since I wanted 4k ages ago I've never used an ATV. I use my Roku, or serve media right to my 4k TV. But hey, nice that Apple finally joined the rest of the world with 4k. Although $199???
     
  15. mtbdudex thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Came yesterday
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    Quickly looking at photos taken with my Canon 70D it was very impressive to see them much more clarity , color, and depth .
    These are just soccer shots from last weekend.
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    As this is in the picture thread - can you watch slideshows from Photos etc.. in 4K and how do you do that? Can you stream from iPad or Mac?
     
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    yes slideshows from photos are selected via the computer, and in 4k, it was truly neat to see my photos in so much more resolution and depth
    Also - by airplay mirror you can show anything on you apple device there, though I can't confirm if 4k or not ....
     

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