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  1. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    SInce your Samsung doesn't support Dolby Vision, you may want to consider a less expensive 4K streaming solution, such as the Roku Premiere 4K. I picked up one recently on sale for about $30, including the proper 4K HDMI cable.
  2. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I prefer using the TV Shows and Movies apps instead of the ATV app, so I really don't want to do that.
  3. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I have been experiencing this with the TV Shows app ever since I bought the ATV4K a few years ago. After it hasn't been rebooted for a few days, when I try to access my library of purchased TV Shows, it will just sit there and spin. I have to press the "home" button, and then go to the settings...
  4. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I have been using universal remotes for many, many years -- one of my first was a Marantz RC2000, which was quite big and heavy. I just hate doing the "remote control shuffle" with a coffee table full of remotes. The Harmony 665 is one of the best "bang for your buck" items you can get for your...
  5. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I use a Harmony 650 universal remote to control my entire home theater, including an ATV4K. You should be able to find one, or the newer 655, for $40 or so.
  6. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I use both types of devices quite a bit, and when I purchased the ATV4k a couple of years ago it was clearly a better device than the Roku Ultra I also owned. However, that was primarily because (1) iTunes content could only be viewed on an Apple device, and (2) the Roku Ultra had very buggy...
  7. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    Roku doesn't support Dolby Vision, if that's important to you. I have one Apple TV 4K -- installed in the main home theater in our family room -- and Roku devices attached to the other four displays in our home, plus one in the main home theater (I had it already before getting the ATV4K)...
  8. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    Well, that's one way for Apple to finally get 4K transfers of Disney products in iTunes. ;) I am no fan of Di$ney as a company, but a combined Apple + Disney conglomerate wouldn't be good for home entertainment, IMO. There needs to be more competition -- not less.
  9. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    The only thing I could think of is if the new processor helps with handling Dolby Vision material better on the box. With some DV films watched via iTunes, I will have audio sync issues -- but not with every film on that app encoded with DV. I do not have an issue with DV material via the...
  10. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    Try a Harmony 650 universal remote control. I use one to operate my entire home theater, and all the OEM remotes are stored away with the batteries removed. You can find one for under $50 in U.S. dollars. Best money you'll ever spend on your setup. As for whether the Apple TV 4K is worth its...
  11. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    You would need two different Comcast services, with two routers, for this to work. My Comcast account is not tied to an email address -- I have an actual account number that is tied to my physical address and cable entrance. I did go over my 1TB monthly limit once -- when I switched my online...
  12. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I received the same message today, but oddly it came as a text, not an email. I do not remember giving Comcast my mobile number.
  13. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    The Apple TV also works with Harmony universal remotes, so if you find the Apple remote cumbersome the Harmony is another option. Personally, I have never used the Apple remote -- it's stored with all my other OEM remote controls. The Apple TV works well with my Harmony 650 remote. I lose the...
  14. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I lose the on screen display from my Denon X3300W receiver when it's passing through Dolby Vision, too. It seems to be a common theme with Marantz and Denon, which share a lot of hardware and software. It's not a huge deal, but I do get used to having the volume display on my screen, as I cannot...
  15. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I have some weirdness with TV Shows on the ATV4K, as well. In my case, through the "TV Shows in iTunes" app the Game of Thrones seasons 1-7 that I own all show up, but if I go through the Apple TV app it only indicates that I own seasons 1,3,4 and 5. When we were re-watching the series, the...
  16. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    That doesn't help those of us who do not own an iPhone (I'm a longtime Android phone owner). The remote's not a big deal for me, though, as I use my Harmony 650 universal remote to control my entire home theater, including the Apple TV 4K.
  17. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    Yeah, that is BS, Johnny. An improper HDMI cable will cause issues with the 4K video & audio connection to your AVR or display, but it cannot have any affect on the WiFi signal.
  18. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    That is exactly what I did with my DVD Profiler database, Tony. I have a tab labeled “Digital Copies” and download disc profiles for titles I only own digitally. I also created a media type called “Digital Copy”, and change the media type for those titles and lock that category of the profile.
  19. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    Same here. My ATV4K remote is packed with all my other OEM remotes.
  20. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    Is Spectrum charging you a monthly fee to rental cable converter boxes for additional displays? That is the main reason I purchased additional Roku devices for our other displays -- I was able to eliminate $30 per month in rental fees for three additional cable converters by purchasing three...
  21. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I love Goldfinger. Best Bond Ever!
  22. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I own both, and while I do prefer the ATV4K overall, each product has its advantages and disadvantages.
  23. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I'm not sure what else to suggest, Tony. I have a Denon 3300, which is almost the same as your 3400 -- mine's just a year older, but their features are almost identical (yours supports HEOS speakers and mine doesn't). I know there were some issues with Amazon Prime audio being 2.0 only for some...
  24. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    Tony, Not sure if it makes a difference, but the activation code I receive from TCM is in all caps, and I enter it that way. I cannot help with AMC, as I never loaded that app.
  25. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    Are you logging in using your cable provider user ID? Is your provider one of those listed?
  26. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    Cool. I'm not on the beta, though, so I will have to wait until fall. Since my Roku Ultra isn't working properly again (getting audio dropouts since a recent firmware update) I am reluctant to mess with beta software on my only reliable streaming box. At least Apple gives its users the choice...
  27. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I am running my Apple TV 4K through a Denon X3300W receiver with no problems -- I wish my Roku Ultra worked this well (it's a piece of crap).. I doubt Apple's claim that it's compatibility issue, too. If powering the device off/on works, then something is probably flaky with the OS or one of the...
  28. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I doubt it... but you can bet the Fire Sticks will be on sale then (not that I want one).
  29. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I don't own many Apple products (just a new iPad which is acting flaky and some old iPods), but the ATV4K has been a much better streaming device for me so far over the two Roku 4K models I also own. For what it's worth, though, the Roku 1080p models we own have been fine for what they are used for.
  30. Scott Merryfield

    Apple TV 4K official

    I went with the 32GB model, too. There appears to be plenty of capacity for all the apps I'll ever install. It may have been only a $20 difference (or $20 more Amazon credits, in my case). but I saw no need to spend the extra money/credits for something I would never need. Better that $20 be in...