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Apple TV not displaying on my TV

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alexech Calculating status...
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Dec 26, 2010 1:11 PM
I just purchased an Apple TV 2 and am trying to hook it up to my entertainment system. I have plugged the HDMI cord into my Apple TV and into the "HDMI In" on my Yamaha RX-V1600. I currently have a DVD player, CD player, and an iPod cord hooked up to my entertainment system. The DVD player is set to DVD, the CD player to CD, and the iPod to VCR1. As a result, I set the Apple TV to DVR/VCR2. When I turn on the Pioneer TV, the Yamaha Receiver, and the Apple TV I get a blank screen and have not been able to set up the Apple TV. Any advice? I am also using a Logitech Harmony 880 remote and have set that up for all of the above. Please help!
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  • Michaelworks Level 3 Level 3 (695 points)
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    Dec 26, 2010 1:20 PM (in response to alexech)
    You have to associate the HDMI input you are connected to to the DVR input of your Yamaha in Setup. Be sure that the component you select is capable of being assign an HDMI input.
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  • Steve1000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 27, 2010 3:30 PM (in response to alexech)
    I'm having the same problem as described here, but with a direct HDMI connection from ATV2 to the TV (Panasonic). Whenever I switch to the ATV input on the TV I have to reset the ATV. It didn't work that way before the update. One time, resetting didn't resolve the problem, only unplugging it. It may not be a big deal but it's annoying and not the way it's supposed to work.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • lowlandscot Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2011 2:45 PM (in response to alexech)
    Hello,

    Did you ever get a satisfactory reply to your query, posted on the 26th December last?

    I have a similar problem to yours. I have had several devices all running perfectly well and controlled by a Harmony 880. I attached a new Apple TV 2 to the (Bravia) TV, using a new HDMI cable and set up the 880 (or so I thought) via the Harmony site / laptop. The 880 will control the power to the ATV box but does not bring on the TV. If I select the TV using its original controller (ie, not the 880), it still does not show the ATV set-up screen.

    It would appear that the HDMI port is not being activated.

    Any thoughts, suggestions, would be appreciated.
    iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • ineediphone Calculating status...
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    Feb 24, 2011 6:57 AM (in response to lowlandscot)
    Same issue here. I have the ATV2 going into my sony receiver in the Video 1 HDMI port. I have also set the ATV2 to never sleep and I have a Harmony 880 remote. Occasionally when I switch to the ATV2 no display shows up on the TV and I have to unplug the ATV2 in order for the picture to come back. Seems to be more frequent now. Can't figure out why.

    Apple, please help.
  • mwardy Calculating status...
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    Feb 25, 2011 12:36 AM (in response to ineediphone)
    Hi I get the same problem. It doesn't happen all the time but I have tried my Apple TV directly into my TV or through my home cinema but sometimes it doesn't wake up correctly.
    I have found repeatedly pressing the menu button on the remote works but sometimes the only course of action is a power supply reset.
    Mark
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  • petey296 Calculating status...
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    Mar 1, 2011 7:20 AM (in response to mwardy)
    Hi,

    Same problem here...ATV2 directly connected via HDMI to my Sony KDL40V3000 and when I switch to the required AV channel I get nothing. The only way I've found to fix it is a hard restart every time. Can't be right , Apple please help.
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Harvey Scherr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 10, 2011 2:39 PM (in response to mwardy)
    I get the same results with my ATV and Sony TVs. I have three ATVs and three Sony Bravia TVs all with the same issue. I find that when I switch to ATV, the white light comes on, but no signal until i press the menu button several time in rapid succession. Try it, it works for me.
    iMac 24 inch intel, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Connected through Airport Extreme
  • srglassw Calculating status...
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    Mar 12, 2011 11:32 AM (in response to Harvey Scherr)
    I am having this problem too ("when I switch to ATV, the white light comes on, but no signal until i press the menu button several time in rapid succession."). I have also tried sending a reset command from my Harmony remote with some success. This started coincident with the recent firmware update to version 4.02(2060).

    I have ATV2 connected to HDMI via Monoprice HDMI switch to a Sony Bravia KDL-40S2010 LCD TV. I am not having the flickering or color problems that some others have reported.
    HP Pavilion notebook, Windows Vista, Internet 7.5 Mbps ATV2 via ethernet
  • mdblack4 Calculating status...
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    Mar 31, 2011 5:22 AM (in response to lowlandscot)
    I have the same problem. It'd be nice if Apple would address this sometime soon. It makes no sense. Everything was working fine before!!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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