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Apple Issues New 4.2.2 (iOS 4.3) Update for Apple TV

Apple today issued a new software update for the second-generation Apple TV, moving the software version to 4.2.2 as reported by the device. Apple's servers, however, register the update as a new build of iOS 4.3 carrying a build number of 8F305.

There is no word yet on changes included in the update, as Apple has yet to publish documentation on the new version.

Update: Apple's notes on the changes include:

- Audio: Addresses an issue in which audio is not output when playing some video content.
- Video playback: Addresses an issue in which video is not displayed when playing some content.
- Audio output setting: Adds an audio output setting for switching to 16-bit audio for compatibility with some TVs and AV receivers.
- Live FF/RW improvements: Improves the performance of fast-forwarding and rewinding live events.
- Movie description: Addresses an issue in which the description information is not displayed for some movies.
- YouTube video order: Addresses an issue in which YouTube subscription videos were not ordered by date.

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109 months ago

Does the update give it a DVD drive and make it useful?

What's a DVD?
Rating: 38 Votes
109 months ago

Does the update give it a DVD drive and make it useful?

I guess you still have a 3.5" floppy drive in your PC.
Rating: 31 Votes
109 months ago
is this so my tv doesn't know where i've been? :D
Rating: 21 Votes
109 months ago

Does the update give it a DVD drive and make it useful?

Hmm, DVD. How quaint.
Rating: 17 Votes
109 months ago

If DVDs are so out of date, then what are these silver orbs that Redbox spits out? If you're going to call it an Apple TV then at least cater to the largest media format running at that point in time.

Good thing you weren't in the Apple meetings back when they introduced the iPod...."Hey guys, this thing is worthless. Let's put a CD player in it."

I hope you enjoy the 90s.
Rating: 12 Votes
109 months ago

What's a DVD?

It's that thing you turn into a digital copy for use on your iOS devices.
Rating: 11 Votes
109 months ago

For all the Poodles on MR...

A joke is a story with a humourous twist.

You missed a key part of that definition..
Rating: 8 Votes
109 months ago
Hopefully they fix the issue where waking from sleep it looses it's mind about my computers iTunes library and claims it's empty until I log in/out of the sharing
Rating: 7 Votes
109 months ago

Does the update give it a DVD drive and make it useful?

If it did, you would probably complain that it did not have a blu-ray drive.
Rating: 7 Votes
109 months ago

Please please please fix the homesharing issue. We have 2 in the house, and they are not very 'wife-friendly'. When I tell her to just log out and back in, I get the 'eye'.

The "eye" is the exact reason I would never ask my wife to use an Android phone and why I am buying Apple products. There stuff still has issues, but for the most part it just works.

When my wife got her first smartphone she resisted getting one, telling me she loved her LG Shine. I said fine and bought an iPhone 3Gs for me. Once I started using mine, she wanted one too, so we got her an iPhone 3Gs as well.

She does not rave about the device, but does not complain either. I know its a success because she rarely ever asks me for help with it and she uses it all the time. Almost as big as a success as DVR was (she doubted we needed that until she used it).

I'm hoping Apple TV works out those quirks because it is almost there. However, in my house I am still the one who operates the Apple TV when it is needed. I am hoping to turn her lose on it soon -- keep the updates coming.

*NOTE* Worst "get the eye" bug with ATV2: Attempted to stream from iTunes and it just hung because iTunes on my wife's computer had a "could not sync XYZ to iPhone" dialog box open because some movie shot from her camera was in HD and did not sync that morning. I have not yet checked to see if they fixed that in an iTunes update by putting streaming in a background thread. She looked me at her look read "these gadgets never do what you think they are suppose to do!"
Rating: 6 Votes

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