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Adam Gregorich

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I currently have FireTVs because I use a FireCast for my OTA signal. Not sure when (or if) Disney+ will be available via Amazon so I’m thinking of picking up an Apple TV to have access on at least one TV. What will the 64Gb model do for me that the 32Gb won’t? I want one that supports 4K/HDR. Not sure if there is a slightly older model that will work or if I need the current gen model. Any experts out there?
 

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The extra capacity is only for apps and games - it has no bearing on performance.
 

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Adam,

I have one 64GB ATV4K unit and two other ATV4K units with 32GB. There is no difference in performance except extra capacity for apps. and games. My suggestion is the 32GB will work just fine in your household.
 

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I would get Roku's for the rest of the house, preferably the Premiere.

Pro: IR remote
Con: 2.4Ghz Wifi only
 

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I would get Roku's for the rest of the house, preferably the Premiere.

Pro: IR remote
Con: 2.4Ghz Wifi only
That's what we did. We have a Roku Ultra and Apple TV 4K connected to the main home theater in the family room, and just Roku units in the other four rooms - - Premiere 4K in master bedroom, and Expresses in my wife's office, exercise room and basement recreation room / bar.
 

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I'm happy with my Apple TV. If I were to get an Apple TV 4k, though, would I see any benefit? (My TV is a five-year-old Samsung, not 4k or UHD.)
 

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Thanks. I just got an email from Roku telling me that my old one will no longer be supported so it looks like I’ll be on the market for something.
 

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I'm happy with my Apple TV. If I were to get an Apple TV 4k, though, would I see any benefit? (My TV is a five-year-old Samsung, not 4k or UHD.)
If you're getting a new ATV, definitely spend the few extra $ for the 4K, regardless of if you have 4K now or not. In the long run, it's not worth the savings to get the Gen 4. The 4K is a massive hardware upgrade, in every conceivable way, over the Gen 4. Much more economical in the long run.
 

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My 3rd gen TVs both really struggle trying to play For All Mankind. They both play audio fine but the video will be synched for 30 seconds or so then jump backwards a full 5 seconds. I’m sure a lot of it (ok probably 100% of it) is my crappy rake-you-over-the-coals ISP, but I don’t experience that with any other streaming service.
 

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Apple’s website occasionally has some for sale in the refurbished section. I trust Apple refurbs, they give them the same warranty as new. Always worth a check on their site when buying.
 

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