Apple TV Software Update 4.1.1 – Problems Being Fixed

The second-generation Apple TV is undoubtedly an impressive piece of kit, however there have been a few teething issues since its release in September, according to AppleInsider a software update will be released to fix some of the known problems.

If your Apple TV is up-to-date you will be running iOS 4.1, the next update will bring Apple TV to iOS 4.1.1 and will apparently fix an issue which causes some HDTVs to display at 480p, also if TV shows or movies are unnecessarily re-downloaded you will be glad to hear that Apple will be fixing this problem as well. We have embedded a picture showing these iOS 4.1.1 plan below, or you can check out this link.

I searched Apple’s support forums for fixes and found that a lot of people are currently experiencing the 480p downscale problem here, having looked through all the pages I cannot see a definitive fix, therefore it seems as if it is a fault with Apple TV’s firmware and not a problem with HDTVs and HDMI cables.

At the moment Apple are staying quiet about when this update will arrive, therefore we will have to keep you posted as we find out more, in the mean time we would love to get some feedback from you, therefore feel free use the comments section below to let us know what you would like to see fixed when iOS 4.1.1 for Apple TV arrives.

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.


  • eieiei

    I bought this Apple T.V. Product in December of 2010. It worked great for about 16 days. Then the problems. It, at first would download movies in about 20 to 80 seconds, Then, 3 and 4 HOURS! Netflix worked fine, but not after a month. APPLE T.V. WOULD NOT ACCEPT THE NETFLIX PASSWORD. Put it in over 40 times, even double checked it online, I had the right pass word. APPLE T.V. has major problems. I will be returning mine. Tech is of no help. They blame the problem on everyone else. Funny thing is all my other products work fine. It's either return it, or put it in the corner with my every expanding BROKEN APPLE PRODUCTS corner. Apple is not what it used to be. The products don't last and break fast. Battery goes dead, what a joke it is to replace it. I will (at this point) never buy another apple product again. Sad to say. They have just gotten too big.

  • shady

    Here apple's largest problem with Apple TV – hands down:

    Problem streaming HD Movies to Apple TV through home network


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