Apple TV Conflicts with Xbox and Bluray

I love my Apple TV.

My kids love our Xbox.  Okay…maybe I do too.

But I recently thought that they were all breaking at the same time.  The Apple TV was skipping like a scratched DVD.  The Xbox wouldn’t work.  Even my Blu-ray player wouldn’t play disks.  It was like an entertainment Armageddon.

My setup is that I have all three plugged into the same TV but in three different HDMI ports.

After experimenting with different setups, however, I finally found the cause of the problem: the Apple TV conflicts with all the different units.  If the Apple TV was turned on at the same time as the Xbox, neither one will work properly.  If the Apple TV was turned on at the same time as the Blu-ray player, neither one will work properly.  If the Xbox was turned on at the same time as the Blu-ray player…everything is fine.

So, I decided that it was the Apple TV.

The solution?  It’s very complicated:

Turn off the Apple TV when you’re not using it.

If you don’t know how to turn off an Apple TV, read this post.

Or, you can do what my wife does: unplug it each time.

Had a similar problem, or am I the only one?

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About Luke

My name is Luke, and I’m the Online Media Manager for a technology company, photographer, husband, and father. You can see a snapshot of some of my work at LukeCoburn.com. I cheer for the Red Sox and am completely in love with my wife and four little princesses.

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