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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Apple TV 4.2.1 (Based On iOS 4.3) Update Released To Fix Screen Flickering Problem

Apple have released an iOS 4.2.1 update for 2nd-gen Apple TV that brings fix to video flickering common when the set top box is used on televisions that were attempting to convert the Apple TV’s 720p output to 1080i format.

Apple TV 2G 4.2.1 iOS Change Log
  • TV compatibility: Addresses issues that may cause the screen to flicker or display incorrect color on some older TVs.
  • Wake from sleep: Addresses an issue where Apple TV may not wake from sleep.
  • Audio: Addresses an issue where audio may not be heard on some TV models after switching from another input.
  • Stability and performance: Apple TV software Update 4.2.1 includes stability and performance fixes for Apple TV.
The highlighted changes are detailed in Apple’s support document covering Apple TV software updates. If you haven’t already grabbed it, the Apple TV Software Update (4.2.1) is available now for download directly from the second-generation Apple TV.
To update your Apple TV to the current software version follow the steps below:
  1. Select Settings > General using your Apple Remote.
  2. Click Update Software. At this time your Apple TV checks to see if an update is available and a download message should appear if an update is available.
  3. Click Download and Install to start the download process. Do not disconnect your Apple TV during the update process.
Optionally, you can also download the firmware file from the link given below and update Apple TV using iTunes.
Download Apple TV 4.2.1 (8F202)


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