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  • 15. Re: Stuck on date and time setup at start up-Apple TV2
    Alan Bruce Ammerman Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I know this is old but I just had this very problem, and wanted to share how I solved it.  I had bought a new ATV3 and took the old ATV2 and installed it with a small tv in another room.  I plugged everything in and started it up -- and couldn't get past Setting Time and Date.  The remote would not stop it from trying to do this, either! I.e., pressing "menu" had no effect.  Then I realized that I was trying to use the NEW remote control on the OLD ATV2 -- and as soon as I got the OLD remote control from the other room and used it, I was able to stop the processing and finish the installation successfully.  I had assumed the remotes were the same because I had successfully used the OLD remote to set up the NEW ATV3.  Weird.  But now I know, and so do you.


    (Another weird thing: now that the old ATV2 is in the same room as my iMac, I've noticed that when I use the remote to control the ATV2, the iMac on the other side of the room responds: it wakes up, starts playing sound recordings, etc.  Oh well.)

  • 16. Re: Stuck on date and time setup at start up-Apple TV2
    Starman65536 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had similar problem, and made a new discussion (https://discussions.apple.com/message/23188967#23188967) before seeing this thread.


    After reading through here, I tried the "no ethernet cable", and it not only worked...


    But it worked without a router / airport express!!!

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