Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 7:36 AM (in response to electriczipper)
I forgot to ad thank you any and all help greatly appreciated as I wanted to be quick enough to beat being disconnected by their lightning fast disconnect.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 7:43 AM (in response to electriczipper)
Answer 1: No, you dont have to use an Airport, it should work with any other router, BUT, it is recommended to use an Airport because in terms of signal quality these are outstanding.
Answer 2: Can have tons of other reasons, i would try reseting the router, the apple TV and soft reseting the iPhone 4S
Answer 3: The Apple TV is definitly ready for public, and gets better with every update, once or twice a month, depending on bugs and stuff
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 9:31 AM (in response to timo.schaffner)
Thanks for responding timo.schaffner.
Q: to Answer 1: Sounds like you have to have a router in the chain to have any of it work at all, is this true?
If all she wants to do is mirror to her tv from the iphone 4s through the apple tv it should be an option to not have to have anything else necessary to do this but I quess it isn't. Truthfully that is mostly what she wants to use it for, but she does watch past services that are on the youtube site as so far this is the only thing she can do with it.
I'll try answer 2.
Answer 3: gives one hope as it is good to hear they are actively updating the software.
I'll get back to you with results of trying what you suggest, and thanks again timo.schaffner.
Any body have anything else to add? All help greatly appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 9:35 AM (in response to electriczipper)
Writing as TheTee now, timo.schaffner is the account i actually don't wanna use here
There is reports, saying that you could use the personal hotspot function of your iPhone to connect the Apple TV directly to your phone and then stream content from your phone. However this is not recommended as it will consume alot of power, plus, it will use the 3G for any connection to the internet, so if she is streaming to the Apple TV over a third party app like that church app, there will be alot of data traffic.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to TheTee)
TheTee if she has her iphone pluged into a home power source would this in theory over come the power issue? I'm assuming you are concerned about draining the battery of the iphone?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 11:32 AM (in response to electriczipper)
Yes it would ofcourse, but still, officially, you would use both things together with a router.
What speaks against having a wifi network at home?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 12:28 PM (in response to TheTee)
Sorry TheTee, I didn't mention that that is what she has, an old white saucer base station for a wireless network for her imac g5. I was asking the other questions for a possible work around her problem, and to start eliminating potential sources for the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 12:35 PM (in response to electriczipper)
So if the Internet works on her iMac, and the Apple TV can play, say, trailers from the iTunes Store, you can be sure that the Router, the internet and the Apple TV works. Just be sure that the iPhone is connected to the wireless network.
As i wrote in my first post, just try to reset everything (i would start with the iPhone and then try again)
Soft reset with the iPhone works like this: Press the Home AND Sleep button together untill the device reboots and you see the Apple logo, then let go. A soft reset will not delete anything, you will not lose settings or files, but it will clear your parameters and ram and stuff. That's all i know.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2013 11:48 PM (in response to TheTee)
Thanks I will give it a try and I really appreciate you giving me a place to start, and I'll let you know how it goes(hopefuly well). It might be a couple of days but I'll post results.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2013 10:53 PM (in response to TheTee)
TheTee I think I found the problem and will have to contact xfinity/comcast as it seems that the connection speed during the time period that the services are available for a live viewing there is a drop in the connection speed from an average of 3.5 mbs to an average of 1.5 mbs. I'll have to find out what my folks are paying for as compared to this performance to see if they've got a legit gripe or have to upgrade their service. I'll continue to post as info comes available.
Thanks for all the help ,
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2013 8:30 PM (in response to electriczipper)
I believe it is a site specific problem that is preventing the live play. I Will get a macmini to just plain avoid this device. Thank you for the help The Tee it was very much appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2013 3:19 AM (in response to electriczipper)
"VLC Player" May be the answer for this, I've not tried it yet but it looks promising.
Replaced her webtv/msntv2 with a macmini late 2009 as her webtv/msntv2 is being discontinued as of sept 30th of this year and it will do all she wants plus more. She may be selling a slightly used Apple tv(latest model) .