finally -- here's a fix that works:
at the bottom of the playlist, select "Limit to [however many] items selected by [choose the order you prefer].
• by "limiting" to a high number of items or GB, you won't be limiting the playlist at all.
• to sort alphabetically, choose "selected by name." (or whatever other option you want).
after doing this, you shouldn't see any change to the items displayed in the smart playlist in itunes. however, the playlist will now sync properly to your idevices. :-)
I just upgraded iTunes to 10.6.0.40 and am running iOS 5.1 on an iPhone4.
The first time I sync'ed my phone with iTunes after upgrading iTunes the "My Top Rated" playlist was removed from the playlists on my phone. It is still present in iTunes on my PC but I cannot find a way of sync'ing it back to my phone.
Does anyone know what this issue is and how to fix it?