9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2011 5:22 AM by mdblack4
alexech Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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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  • 1. Re: Apple TV not displaying on my TV
    Michaelworks Level 3 Level 3 (695 points)
    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.
  • 2. Re: Apple TV not displaying on my TV
    Steve1000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.
  • 3. Re: Apple TV not displaying on my TV
    lowlandscot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.
  • 4. Re: Apple TV not displaying on my TV
    ineediphone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.
  • 5. Re: Apple TV not displaying on my TV
    mwardy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    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
  • 6. Re: Apple TV not displaying on my TV
    petey296 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.
  • 7. Re: Apple TV not displaying on my TV
    Harvey Scherr Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    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.
  • 8. Re: Apple TV not displaying on my TV
    srglassw Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    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.
  • 9. Re: Apple TV not displaying on my TV
    mdblack4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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!!