13473 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2010 8:02 PM by Rhettdean
It is downloading to the flash drive and will be ready to start once it has loaded enough so you can watch uninterrupted.
Example, I rented a movie the other night. It was ready to play after 5 seconds but I think the full movie took 45 minutes to load.
Check the forums, others have had issues and changed a network setting on ATV2 and that solves it.
Can you point me to a specific thread? I've scoured the discussion forums for the ATV2 and all I can find are a lot of similar posts to mine with a LOT of people complaining about the same problem, but no solutions. The only threads I've seen with suggestions are regarding using Wi-Fi, which I stated above that I'm not, I'm using a hard ethernet connection, and one about having the Apple TV 2 set to use HDCP instead of manual IP address and I'm doing that already too.
From what I've been able to read on the forums, there are a lot of people upset about this problem.
There are two issues with the ATV2 that need fixed. I have a slow DSL internet hook up, but could still rent a movie with my ATV1 and start watching it in under 15 minutes or so. With my ATV2, I have to wait at least 1 hour to start watching an SD movie. Of course, we will never rent an HD movie on the ATV2 - tried that once - 61 hours for load time.
The second issue deals with restarting a current rent. We rented a movie tonight and let it take 55 minutes to load before we could start watching it. I assumed that if I stopped it for a few minutes (I needed to change an audio setting in the menu), that I could restart the movie without it having to totally reload. No deal. We had to wait another hour for reload. This seems like a simple software update fix. Anyone know if they are working on this?