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Apple TV Software 4.2 causing screen flicker issues?

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011
News Categories: Apple TV

A growing Apple Support Discussions thread suggests that yesterday’s Apple TV Software Update 4.2 is causing flickering issues for some users. Users of various Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi, Samsung, and Toshiba TV sets report that their screen now flickers once every couple of seconds, whether displaying menus, videos, or other media. A large number of the users reporting problems appear to be connecting the second-generation Apple TV to their sets using HDMI to DVI adapters, although some report the issue over standard HDMI connections. Some users also report that their HDMI output is stuck on “Auto” and is delivering a downgraded 480p signal despite their sets’ HD capabilities. Notably, many of the users report that they had no problems prior to the update, while other say they have experienced similar issues in the past. [via AppleInsider]

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Some users report that they were wearing pink shirts during the operation of Apple TV, while other say they were not wearing pink shirts.

Posted by Jobo on March 10, 2011 at 9:41 AM (PDT)

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Could the update be the reason I was finally able to rent a movie and watch it the same evening? Originally, it would take upwards of 6 or 8 hours, but that changed last night after the update. I’m still sticking with standard-def movies because hi-def struggled on my original aTV, but this is the first time that I’ve not regretted buying the new one.

Posted by KC on March 10, 2011 at 1:47 PM (PDT)

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