Why does my new Apple TV give audio but no video sometimes?
January 18, 2011 1:15 PM Subscribe
Help me figure out why sometimes I don't get any video out of my Apple TV.
posted by drstein to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
DVD player, cable box, and Apple TV (2nd Gen) plugged into an Onkyo HT-R580 receiver with HDMI cables. One HDMI cable goes out to the TV set.
Frequently (but not always, so it's difficult to reproduce manually) I will switch back to the Apple TV and won't have any video. I will have audio, and I can use it as an AirPlay device, or just hear the thing beep if I hit Menu several times. But I do not have any video.
Rebooting the receiver does not help.
Power cycling the TV does not help.
Rebooting the Apple TV does help - but I don't want to have to bounce my Apple TV every time I want to use it.
I have switched HDMI cables around. No effect. Issue persists.
The Apple TV is also set to Never sleep. I have tried other times as well and the issue persists. The remote control is good. The unit is less than a week old.
Is there a trick to getting an Apple TV to play nice with an Onkyo receiver? Google searches lead me to believe that generally they work ok. Any settings that y'all have discovered?
(I have the same question posted at discussions.apple.com, and no replies have been posted.)