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    Default Apple Releases Apple TV 4.2.1 Update to Fix Flickering


    On Tuesday, Apple released an update for its Apple TV (2nd gen) that addresses the widespread complaints of video flickering common when the set top box is used on older model high-definition televisions. Last week, Apple said it was actively working on a fix and assured afflicted Apple TV users that a software update to remedy the problem would be coming soon.

    If you haven't already grabbed it, the Apple TV Software Update (4.2.1) is available now for download directly from the second-generation Apple TV. According to Apple's formal announcement of the update's availability, the software tweak addresses:

    • TV compatibility: Addresses issues that may cause the screen to flicker or display incorrect color on some older TVs.
    • Wake from sleep: Addresses an issue where Apple TV may not wake from sleep.
    • Audio: Addresses an issue where audio may not be heard on some TV models after switching from another input.
    • Stability and performance: Apple TV software Update 4.2.1 includes stability and performance fixes for Apple TV.

    The so-called flickering epidemic was first reported the day of Apple's February release of Apple TV 4.2, which also brought with it support for AirPlay in third-party applications, and as sports fan know, live streaming games from NBA League Pass and MLB.TV.

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    i still do not know why i dont have one of these, i need it, i think ill buy one tomorrow
    You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!

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    too bad netflix still not working right since both updates.

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    The firmware scheme for the AppleTV seems a little off. Even the direct link to Apple shows it as 4.3.


    http://appldnld.apple.com/AppleTV/04...2_Restore.ipsw

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    I really want one but not until I can receive my Slingbox stream. SlingMedia really needs to create an app for the ATV2

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    My Netflix works fine

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    Good job. New improvements is essential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
    The firmware scheme for the AppleTV seems a little off. Even the direct link to Apple shows it as 4.3.


    http://appldnld.apple.com/AppleTV/04...2_Restore.ipsw
    Even when it first came out it had that weird issue where it would display a system version and then an ios version that were different #s entirely. Showed 4.1 for one and 4.2 for the other i believe.

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    Haven't updated at all because I dont want to lose my JB! Now Netflix won't connect, and my hockey puck seems sluggish. Anyone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by psilocybin View Post
    My Netflix works fine

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    Mine works flawless and with atv flash even better!

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    There are items showing up all over that some peoples' netflix is not working at all, not just ATV updated people.

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    I think I'll stick where I'm at for now with all these small problems popping up.

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    My Netflix isn't working either. It started today as far as I know. I last used it Saturday, so it must be server issues.

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    I had the same problem with Netflix, and found that the date/time were wrong. i manually modified the date/time thru SSH and BSD commands and all works fine... some issue with the time server...

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    I thought 4.2.1 was released on 12/14/10 for Apple TV, no?

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    I thought they release iOS firmwares the same time they
    release iOS ATV firmware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EskimoRuler View Post
    i still do not know why i dont have one of these, i need it, i think ill buy one tomorrow
    LOL! I JUST ordered one. I figured I can get rid of my Roku now since we can do Nexflix on it. I can also get rid of the ugly cable from my iPad to the TV since I will be able to stream now via Air Play. Win win. Get it!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gr0undBreak1ng View Post
    I thought they release iOS firmwares the same time they
    release iOS ATV firmware.
    Two different animals.

    Quote Originally Posted by armypunk2003 View Post
    too bad netflix still not working right since both updates.
    What? Really? Whats wrong?
    Last edited by TheOrioles33; 03-23-2011 at 09:17 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
    LOL! I JUST ordered one. I figured I can get rid of my Roku now since we can do Nexflix on it. I can also get rid of the ugly cable from my iPad to the TV since I will be able to stream now via Air Play. Win win. Get it!!



    Two different animals.



    What? Really? Whats wrong?
    Do they still run some of the same iOS code? That's is how the ATV
    is hackable, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr0undBreak1ng View Post
    Do they still run some of the same iOS code? That's is how the ATV
    is hackable, right?
    I would imagine they have similarities. I really coudnt answer that in detail. This particular update though only has do to with Apple TV and wouldnt affect the other iDevices so they wouldnt need an update.
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