Apple TV 4K Owners Thread

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    1. NatTheGooner

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      Lots of stuff to talk about with the ATV getting 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision and the 4K iTunes store content.
       
    2. NatTheGooner

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      I thought it was out on the 22nd of Sept, I'm getting early October on my order, 2- 3 weeks. Screen Shot 2017-09-15 at 10.24.11.png
       
    3. Goooner

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      I think the 64gb is back ordered, I managed to order the 32gb earlier and it was still showing delivery 22nd.
       
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      Same.
       
    5. NatTheGooner

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    6. NatTheGooner

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      cancelled the 64gb and ordered the 32gb - now says the 25th of Sept
       
    7. Dave M

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      I ordered the 64GB and it says delivers the 22nd.
       
    8. dante01

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      I'd have waited the extra if wanting the greater capacity option. You'd not lose anything by waiting a bit longer ;)


      If that desperate, buy a tent and go camp outside your local Apple store :)
       
    9. Goooner

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      Only coming from the ATV 3, what is the storage actually for?
       
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      Apps. The more memory then the more apps you can download and store on it.
       
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      Just want it for streaming, so can't see 32 over 64 being an issue for me then.
       
    12. NatTheGooner

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      too excited too wait :)
       
    13. dante01

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      Calm yourself down man.

      You're acting like a giggly schoolgirl,

      WAit until you see what santa is bringing this year. You'll pee yourself :lesson:
       
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      oops, :blush:

      did I say Santa? Sorry, I meant Satan :devil:
       
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      Why, what does this do that nothing else does already?
       
    16. Dave M

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      Me too but Apple’s pricing is just too tempting. £20 extra for double the storage. You never know if you’ll one day need it.
       
    17. Goooner

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      True.

      Don't really see me using apps on it at all to be honest though, got an iPad and iPhone for those.
       
    18. NatTheGooner

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      those screensavers in 4K HDR is enough to make me buy it :D
       
    19. toddy28

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      I had the Apple TV 32gb and it is very easy to fill up and the new apps have had there size limit lifted so definitely go for the 64gb [emoji1303]
       
    20. Uppsalaing

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      doesnt the apple tv use it's internal storage to buffer/cache the movies in order to watch at high quality?

      On the apple tv 4 (the model before this new 4k one), there is a setting to make the apple tv wait for "best quality" before it plays a movie. That allows people with less than superfast connections to enjoy proper quality visuals. i have a feast fiber connection but still use it.

      I think I'll get the 64GB version, but will wait until I am able to get it in store. It'll be my movie rental machine ;)
       
    21. couto27

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      How future owners of ATV 4K will deal with the fact that it might not support 23,976 ?
      3:2 pulldown to 60hz..

      AppleTV 4K no 24p output? | Apple Developer Forums
       
    22. Uppsalaing

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      aren't most TVs able to do a 3:2 pulldown when fed 24p content in 60hz?

      certainly all 4k tv should be able to do so...

      my understanding is that apple tv doesnt output 24p, but it certainly can give your tv 24p in 60hz and your tv can do the 3:2 pulldown to get to 24p "equivalent"... it's not as "pure" as the 24p signal you get from your bluray player, but the tv knows which of the extra frames to discard...

      i could be mistaken. this is what i understood from reading about and using the apple tv4 (non 4k) model. My TV shows that it is receiving a 60hz 1080p signal, but doesnt look video, so the tv is doing the pulldown correctly.

      i dont know if a projector handles it the same way.
       
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      Some TVs can do 24p via 60p, but it is rarer than you think.

      More important (to me) is 25p and 50p support - any word on that? I'm not even dreaming of the cheap Android TV-like automatic frame rate detection and output adaption... the current Apple has given up on the "just works" ethos and gone for "you will do things our US-centric way and like it"

      Sorry, rant over. Flashback to trying to download security updates from the App Store without giving my credit card info...
       
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      Have done !!! you can see me waiting in line outside Liverpool one for the Ipad Air
       
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      I am ordering one now. I bet Dante is not getting one. He is still in the wrong group. !!!
       
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      Purchased.

      AppleTV.png
       
    27. smackos

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      32Gb for me. Do not use apps at all other than the main streaming ones.

      Basically My screen will consist of..
      Iplayer
      Now tv
      Netflix
      Amazon
      Tv app
      Itv
      YouTube
      Apple trailers

      All the current ones on the Apple TV 4 came to under 100mb, plus cache whilst using. Even if you say we will be using up 1Gb with 4K assets on all that lot that's a heck of a lot left over.

      The proposed 15Mb connection recommendation for UHD content streaming works out as a little under 7Gb an hour. Even if it was something like Batman vs Superman at 3 hours 30 minutes then that's still 24Gb. Also don't forget that even when using the slower connection download option, it'll scrub the cache behind you as you are watching a movie in a rolling format. (Reason why you could watch King Kong extended or Lord of the Rings Extended editions even on the 8Gb Atv 3.)
       
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      I ordered a 64Gb one, but I can't see any 4k movies on iTunes?
       
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      There starting to show on the US site. All purchased HD films will be upgraded to 4k free of charge.
       
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      It's ok, they were starting to show up the last 24 hours but for whatever reason they are all not showing again right now. If it helps then these were some of the ones from my iTunes collection showing up as 4K already.

      The Martian
      Alien Covenant
      Man of Steel
      Batman: Dawn of Justice
      Creed
      Deadpool
      Ghost in the Shell
      Logan
      Mad Max: Fury Road
      The Man from UNCLE
      Maze Runner
      Maze Runner Scorch Trials
      San Andreas
      Star Trek (2011)
      Star Trek Beyond
      Sully: Miracle on the Hudson
      Terminator Genisys
      The Legend of Tarzan
      Vacation
      Suicide Squad
      Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
      Life of Pi
      The Accountant
      Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
      I Am Legend
      Kingsman
      Kong:Skull Island
      Lego Batman Movie
      Live By Night
      Argo
      War Dogs
       

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