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The Remote Control takes some getting used to (I went in to settings and slowed it down a bit) but you should also be able to control your Apple TV with your iPhone and Watch. The Screen Savers are a nice touch.
I figured out how to reprogram the ATV4 to receive codes from my Home Theater Master MX850. So I can now store away the little Apple remote. Back to one remote for everything in my room.

I still need to figure out how to keep the ATV4 powered up when not feeding signal because I am watching DishNetwork DVR or a BluRay player. I do get the free AppleTV+ and my wife got a new iMAC in August. Me a new iphone11 Max Pro that day it was released.

Verizon has free Disney but I would have to make quite an upgrade at over $120 per month to qualify. So I'll just pay the $69 per year to Disney.

We binge watched The Morning Show and thought it was very well done. Very true to how things really work in TV.
 
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I still need to figure out how to keep the ATV4 powered up when not feeding signal because I am watching DishNetwork DVR or a BluRay player.
Are you saying you want to disable the Apple TV 4K going to Sleep After a period of inactivity? Or, something else?
You can try adjusting the "Sleep After" time in Settings :: General​

You'll like this, Don, on the Mac, open QuickTime, cancel the Open File window, go up to the QuickTime Player File Menu, and select New Movie Recording. This brings up a QuickTime window of your Mac's FaceTime (if so equipped). If you click to the right of the red Record button, you get a dropdown menu and you should be able to see your Apple TV listed amongst the Video and Audio sources. I used this technique to record the video in this post.
 
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Thanks Roland. I figured out all my needed controls and added them to the scripts in my MX-850 remote. The Power ON button was not needed now since I just used the Never Sleep setting and moved the ATV4 power to a switched outlet.

I see when commercials are running on a program that allows commercials, you can't skip past them like I do with my Dish DVR. While the video and audio quality is considerably better than my Dish DVR, because of the limit to skip ahead it will remain my preferred viewing for programs I DVR but are loaded with long commercial breaks.

Had trouble with You Tube App. Got it loaded but nothing past the first screen.

Do the subscription channels like Hulu bill my Apple Card account? Some Networks access my Dish account.
 

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If you have a channel App like TBS, ESPN, SyFy, etc, you can sign in with your Dish credentials. If you have used your iPhone to log in to your Dish Account and use the option to save your passwords to your iCloud, you can use your iPhone's Apple TV Remote app to autofill the credentials on your Apple TV. If you used your Apple account to subscribe to a service like HBO Now, it goes against your Apple Account and as a bonus you can buy iTunes cards at a discount when offered.
 

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Do the subscription channels like Hulu bill my Apple Card account? Some Networks access my Dish account.
I'd always check what Apple charges for something via their ecosystem vs paying the provider directly, it's usually cheaper.
 

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I must have had the wrong YouTube app loaded. Found another and it's working great. Been binge watching Hulu Handmade today. Quality was really good. After suffering through 5 episodes, I decided to upgrade my account to no commercials. Glad I did. I could not figure out how to upgrade on the computer to my Hulu account, nor on the iphone. However, went back to the AppleTV and looked in the settings and found it. Simple to do and watching these shows sans commercials was much better. The skip ahead works really nice but the commercials has it disabled.
 
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Update- So far, I got everything working on my AppleTV with Apple+ shows Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, You Tube, and Showtime.

The remaining problem seems to be Disney+ Movies except the really older ones. I get sound and no picture. I checked Disney+ on my iphone 11 Max Pro and it plays all movies fine.
It seems movies listed as 4K HDR 10bit are the ones that won't play via the Apple TV to my Projector.

I set the projector and my Apple TV for 4K HDR. All Amazon and Netflix content in 4K HDR plays fine. The color space is set for BT2020 (10 bit) on the projector as well as my AVR.


The fact that Disney+ plays these movies fine on my iphone tells me that Disney+ is not having problems like they did when they first launched.

I can only get the Apple TV to play Disney Movies with HDR if I disable pass through and let the Apple TV convert the movie to 4K 60p SDR.

I also tested 4K 30p HDR output and that doesn't work. Even though that spec is within the range of my projector and AVR.

So for now, I'm good with 4K 60p SDR setting in the Apple TV.
 
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