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Apple TV 2 Mirroring Poor Quality.........

18145 Views 59 Replies Latest reply: Oct 22, 2011 7:56 PM by Winston Churchill RSS
  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 1:52 PM (in response to vazandrew)

    I've got 2 AppleTV's, and both have the problem. One is next to the router / modem, and the other upstairs connected to Ethernet. The ATV upstairs is working better than the other, sitting close by our wireless router. We do not have much going on, bandwidth-wise... Just 2 AppleTVs, my iPad 2, and my iPhone. That's all! Our connection tested at around 16mbps, which is more than enough, right?

  • James A. Weston Level 5 Level 5 (5,830 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 1:56 PM (in response to BeersYourFriend)

    I don't know what Apple router you have, but having the latest version might help with the simiultaneous dual bands of 2.4 and 5GHz along with stronger wireless signals. The Apple TV supports 5GHz, and my experience is that it's best to maximize the 5GHz network usage with those devices that support it provided that range or interference is not an issue.

     

    If you have other connected wireless devices on the network, you might want to try disconnecting them to see if it makes a difference.

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 2:11 PM (in response to James A. Weston)

    The Apple Router is one of the wireless N versions. So, your saying to change the stream from the dual 2.4 + 5Ghz, to only put out 5Ghz? Why would this matter? Most of our devices are all N networked, so it should be giving me 5Ghz, right?

  • James A. Weston Level 5 Level 5 (5,830 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 2:25 PM (in response to BeersYourFriend)

    A wireless N router is not necessarily one that supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz simultaneously.

     

    Many iOS devices do not support 5GHz connections—iPhones for example. If your router supports simultaneous connections, you shoud be using it. If it doesn't support such connections, you might want to consider getting one that does.

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 2:40 PM (in response to James A. Weston)

    Last time I checked, wireless 5Ghz configuration is related to N-Only networks. Whereas, 2.4Ghz connections are for 802.11 B and G networks. The iPad 2, iPhone 4 and AppleTV are all 802.11 N compatible. So, these devices should all be supported, in a 5Ghz setup. Right?

  • James A. Weston Level 5 Level 5 (5,830 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 2:59 PM (in response to BeersYourFriend)

    No. 802.11n network routers support both 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and as I indicated earlier, iPhones do not support 5GHz 802.11n networks.

     

    Just because a router supports different devices doesn't mean that it does so most efficiently as far as wireless throughput is concerned.

     

    What is the model of your Apple router?

  • Paip Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2011 6:20 PM (in response to srh007)

    I'm having lag / freezes issues with a linksys wifi N router, connected via wifi (wirh router, apple tv and iPad all in the same room and very close) and with the ethernet cable. It's very noticeable primarly when playing mirrored games like asphalt 6, where it lags a lot and drops lots of frames, so it's unplayable.

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 6:28 PM (in response to James A. Weston)

    iPhone's run on N networks. Right? So, your saying that they run on N, but do not receive a 5Ghz signal? If true, then people who bought the iPhone 4S are really going to be disappointed with lag issues! Ipad 2 can run at 5ghz as well? I'm all confused... Haha!

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 6:32 PM (in response to Paip)

    Try going to setting, then tap the general tab. Next, go all the way to the bottom, and tap the reset button. Once your in the reset settings area, click on "Reset Network Settings". This seemed to fix a lot of the lag issues as well. Give it a try, and post back. Good Luck!

  • James A. Weston Level 5 Level 5 (5,830 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 6:45 PM (in response to BeersYourFriend)

    What I'm getting at is that you should try using a router with simultaneous dual 2.4 GHz and 5GHz capability to see if it makes a difference.

     

    I have the feeling that you have an older Apple router that doesn't offer this capability.

     

    Once more: What is the model or vintage of your Apple router?

     

    The other test to run is to check how AirPlay works when all unrelated-to-AirPlay wireless devices (including the second Apple TV) are disconnected from the network.

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 9:19 PM (in response to James A. Weston)

    The router I currently have is a dual band router. I'm not at the house to tell you exactly what modal it is. The bottom line, is that regardless of what my modem is, there needs to be a major update! A lot of people are complaining about the same issues, so it's not just me. People just want their devices to work properly, without having a tech tell them how to configure everything. Things need to be kept, simple stupid, and noncomplexed. It should just work, Period.

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (12,970 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 9:51 PM (in response to BeersYourFriend)

    It does work

  • Dan Cremeans Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 19, 2011 7:33 PM (in response to vazandrew)

    The terrible picture quality bugs me more than the lag. Wired, the image is sharp, clear,  wireless, it looks out of focus & smaller text is almost impossible to read. I was so excited to hear that ios5 was finally going to allow me to cut the cord, unfortunately, not a reality yet, unless your happy to take a step back in picture quality. I just can't believe Apple was OK in taking a step back, which this obviously is, especially if you've seen the wired connection.

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (12,970 points)
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    Oct 19, 2011 8:40 PM (in response to vazandrew)

    Picture quality is fine, it comes down to the network. I have seen wired and it's pretty close. Only when there is interruption briefly is there degradation

  • BeersYourFriend Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 19, 2011 9:07 PM (in response to Dan Cremeans)

    Using the Connector cable, to mirror, was like day & night! The quality was perfect, and NO lagg whatsoever! Now, this wireless mirroring has been a failure, and surprised they even came out with it... Unfortunately... If only they could address the problem. But, everyone is saying it comes down to your internets speed. Most of us should be running at 15+ Mbps, which should be more than enough. Or, prove me wrong... So many people are complaining about this, and would love to hear from someone, who has an absolute perfect AirPlay experience! No lag, with a perfect 1080p picture clarity. If you do, then please inform the thousands what you did. Please!!!!

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