Apple Releases New Apple TV 4K

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  1. wmb

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    What I need is to be able to use two remotes with the Apple TV. I suspect that my wife would like the new Siri remote. She didn’t like the old Siri remote so I programmed an old DirecTV remote for her to use. Heck, the new remote looks like an improvement and I might just get one of those for my old 4K. I’m not a fan of the touch pad.


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  2. B. Shoe

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    ATV4K users will be notably excited about an updated remote. I got used to the current remote quickly, but my significant other is not a fan of the remote at all. I'd really be interested to see how visuals look as the box pairs with an iPhone to "color correct" content, based on the settings you already have on your TV.

    We don't need an updated ATV4K box here, at least at the present. Still hanging on to that beautiful plasma set until the wheels fall off, and the paired Homepods produce a nice Atmos experience for us. (We'll never invest in a dedicated surround setup, so this suffices.) No gaming happens in our home, so the Arcade services means little. But those with more modern, full A/V setups will probably appreciate what the updates have to offer.

    Paying $60 feels a little lofty for a replacement remote, but such is the way of Apple.
     
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  3. b4pjoe

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    The new one still has a touch pad but not like the old one. Kind of pricey @ $59 though. That is so Apple. :D
     
  4. compnurd

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    Yeh I mean minus the remote... it does nothing else for me
     
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  5. B. Shoe

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    Same. Browsing through some rumor sites/wish list bloggers/etc. over the past couple of weeks, I think there were some lofty hopes for what the ATV4K *would* be. Aside from a couple of HDR support enhancements and added support for gamers, I don't feel that there's much needed to be done with ATV4K at the moment. (Besides the remote.) It's a solid unit, performs really well and has app support for all major services. I might be in the minority of that mindset, but I'm darned near two years in with mine with no headaches.
     
  6. Rich

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    Yup, I see no reason to get one, and I am happy with my remotes. But, I think I will purchase a new remote just to see if it's an improvement on the older remotes.

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  7. RichardL

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    I like my Apple 4K, however I have tried 2 units and both suffer from audio dropouts of 1-2 seconds after about an hour of watching. This then happens every 10 minutes or so until a restart. Both units had the same problem, and I see many many references to similar problems online. At one point (tvOS12) it was listed as a known bug by Apple. But here we are years later and it still happens.

    I hope the new unit finally fixes it, with the faster processor (although video never glitches) - but I will wait and see
     
  8. inkahauts

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    Oh everything or just certain apps? I wonder if simply closing the app and restarting it would solve your issue maybe?
     
  9. compnurd

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    Yeh I have never had that problem
     
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    No issues on my current ATV. I hope they lower the price on the current models as I could use another one but probably don't need the extra horsepower of the new one. Just checked and Apple only has the new one on their site for pre-order. Amazon still has the Apple TV 4K (64GB, Latest Model) but it is still full price @ $199.
     
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    My ongoing issue with my ATV4K is that, maybe 1 out of every 3 or 4 times I use it, it will drop frames, resulting in choppy motion. Does this regardless of which apps I use, and even does it scrolling through the UI. Restarting the box fixes the problem every time. The problem has persisted for years, across multiple versions of tvOS. I once read that it was an ethernet-related issue but it still occurs now that I'm connected via wifi. It's a nuisance but otherwise it's a great device. Use it for all my TV viewing.
     
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  12. RichardL

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    On all apps - YouTubeTV, Netflix, Amazon, HBO Max. The only fix is to restart, which buys another hour or so...
     
  13. TheRatPatrol

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    It looks like it has both a touch pad and buttons.
     
  14. b4pjoe

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    Yeah they describe it on their website as "The Siri Remote (2nd generation) brings precise control to your Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.¹ Its all-new touch-enabled clickpad lets you click titles, swipe through playlists, and use a circular gesture on the outer ring to find just the scene you’re looking for."
     

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