Currently Being ModeratedMar 23, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to JPVann)
So JPVann -
You think this problem would be solved if just the hdmi cable were used?
And i find it odd that when i pull the hdmi cable out of my device leaving just the optical it took the static away. I know not everyone here has had success with that but it has worked for me. Thats how ive had it set up this whole week.
I honestly don't know how there isn't more of backlash about this... would have thought more people would be complaining.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2012 6:17 AM (in response to airhooo)
Don't know - I have no way to do that in my situation (direct powered speakers) but that would eliminate the HDMI question and focus the problem on the optical out.
I'd like to know - I am calling Apple tomorrow and exchanging my unit.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2012 2:54 PM (in response to airhooo)
Hello... Same here with apple tv 2 and now 3... Thought that the 3 would handle the problem.
It is connected to a Cmabridge in optical and HDMI for video.
What I can tell here is that it work very well for a near a year, and then, after an update (don't which) I have systematically this noise when starting up or waking up...
Till anybody gives a solution, I use the remote left and right for a while to wake up the apple TV and then start the Cambridge... so that the "whatever cause the sound" is not anymore sent to the Cambridge...
Thanks to keep this uptodate !
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2012 4:24 PM (in response to JPVann)
Yes I confirm... found an other forum where a guy said it was since 4.4 on his apple TV 2 that he had the problem. It retrograde to 4.3 since and don't change anything as it work for him...but the video under Netflix that is corrected only after 4.4...
Sorry can't find this post anymore...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2012 6:25 AM (in response to ManuGeek)
I also have exactly the same problem (optical out to amp via DAC causes terrible static noise from when I turn on Apple TV until I can move around the menu).
All the posts I can find about it are quite recent, which suggests that it's a newly introduced software problem. What version is everyone on? I'm on Apple TV 2, iOS 4.4 and was wondering whether upgrading to IOS 5 might help. Since people are having the same problem with Apple TV 3 I presume that it doesn't...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2012 6:31 AM (in response to Arcturus25)
One thing I have disliked intensely about Apple - going back to the first days of these forums - is that Apple never bothers to have ANYONE read and respond. Is the Number One reason I resist Apple products so intensely. Their Genius bars are great - if you happen to live near one. Forums and Telephone - no.
So I reiterate - everything I have read seems to point to a software change in Appke TV. Can anyone at Apple respond? Is there hope for a fix? Or should I sell the Apple TV and go to a Roku.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2012 6:56 AM (in response to JPVann)
This is a user forum, you are never going to receive a response from Apple here.
If you want to notify of a bug then provide feedback or contact them directly
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to vazandrew)
Thanks - just left a bug report as well. Still - there SHOULD be Apple employees monitoring these forums. Crap it's the MAIN location for user and customer feedback.
Just another of the many Apple stupidities in an otherwise great ecosystem.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 6:38 AM (in response to airhooo)
so, since last time I've been able to contact apple support by phone. They say that I was the first person to call them about this topic !! So please, everyone, call them !
He don't know where is the problem, but as I told him it came with an update, he has transfered the question to Apple TV ingeneer with my Receiver info (cambridge azur 640r).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 8:31 PM (in response to airhooo)
I think I'm having a similar problem...
Running ATV 1080p software version 5.0 (4099)
Problem occurring when:
HDMI plugged into ATV and TV (TV is always powered off during this problem so I think this is irrelevant)
Optical audio cable plugged into ATV and DAC/powered speakers
ATV in sleep mode
Whenever ATV is in sleep mode and I send music to it from any Airplay source, ATV produces extremely loud static for a few seconds (presumably until it boots up or connects or whatever) and then begins playing my music.
Also, I sent feedback to Apple at http://www.apple.com/feedback/
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 12:18 AM (in response to airhooo)
I have the apple tv 3 hooked up solely through the hdmi cable, and I get the static as well upon turning the device on. It happens for up to a full minute, but once it stops it hasnt once interrupted anything I'm viewing or listening to. I'm hoping this can be fixed through an update, anyone receive feedback from apple yet?