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Apple TV 4K official

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Message #641 of 679 Jan 7, 2019
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    Ted Todorov

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    So for me, having the Infuse Pro app on the AppleTV, which allows me to play anything from my Mac, as well as Apple's TV app which combines all movie & TV sources except for Netflix. Also having iTunes, which is my source for movies I wish to keep - it replaces spinning disks. And Music Videos via AppleMusic/iTunes

    A trustworthy AirPlay 2 is also very important - see also: http://twitter.com/reneritchie/status/1082331455265652738
     
  2. Scott Merryfield

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    Is Spectrum charging you a monthly fee to rental cable converter boxes for additional displays? That is the main reason I purchased additional Roku devices for our other displays -- I was able to eliminate $30 per month in rental fees for three additional cable converters by purchasing three Roku units for $30 each. That's a three month payback. That payback would be much longer in your case, though, since the ATV4K boxes are so much more expensive than Roku units.

    I only own a single Apple TV 4K device, but it is my preferred streaming device for the main home theater, which also has a Roku Ultra 4K streamer, a Vizio 4K display with both built-in streaming apps and the ability to cast any Android app from my phone, as streaming apps built into my Sony X800 UHD disc player. I find a dedicated streaming box to be a much better solution to the apps built into a display or disc player, as the apps get updated much more frequently and for a much longer period of time. There are also a lot more apps available for the streaming boxes than are built into most displays and disc players.

    I purchased the Apple TV initially because my Roku Ultra was very buggy (Roku's quality assurance for software on their 4K devices was almost non-existent). However, owning an Apple TV also opened up another avenue for purchasing films -- iTunes. Apple overall has the best pricing for content to purchase, IMO, and their policy of automatically upgrading purchased content to 4K when it becomes available is something not offered by other providers such as Vudu and Amazon -- albeit that policy is the reason that no 4K content from Di$ney is available from Apple.
     
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    I rarely use that remote.
    Mostly using the Harmony.
     
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    In Other news the Atv version of Netflix doesn’t work with that Blundersnatch interactive movie.
     
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    I haven’t started Black Mirror yet, but was wondering if Bandersnatch would work on the aTV.
     
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    Same here. My ATV4K remote is packed with all my other OEM remotes.
     
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    I don't use my ATV4K remote either.
     
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    I do use mine. Never had an issue with it. Works fine.
     
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    What can’t I play from my Mac just using the abilities of the ATV?
     
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    Why doesn’t it work or how long watching the movie does it take to discover it doesn’t work.
     
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    I hadn't seen anything to suggest that it wouldn't. And when I open the Netflix app in iTunes, that title is prominently displayed. I can't imagine why they'd have it in the AppleTV version of the app if it doesn't play when you click on it.
     
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    Have you actually tried to watch the movie?
     
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    I added it to my list a couple nights ago but haven’t had a chance to see it yet.
     
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    The message that it duesnt work comes up immediately upon trying to watch it.
     
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    Not sure exactly what you are asking, but what Infuse Pro does what other Apple or third party apps like VLC on the aTV do not: play AC3 (Dolby Digital) 5.1 audio. This includes over the air TV recordings via EyeTV or TiVO, or DVDs which are all MPEG 2/AC3. Also Blu-ray 5.1 audio that ends up being played on the aTV is AC3.
     
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    Seems a NF problem as it also doesn’t work with Firestick and chromecast.
    Which that article Sam linked to indicates. Also that article doesn’t offer a real solution, it still doesn’t work.
     
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    I’m now wondering how if I’ll start cataloging my digital movie purchasss.

    Been using Dvd Profiler for as long as I can remember but now I have a handful of movies that only exist in the air.

    I might create a digital tab so I can keep track of movies that only live in the O
     

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