Last week Apple released an update for the AppleTV that allowed HD downloads of TV shows, adding Genius playlist support, and a few other things.
Many users have reported issues with the AppleTV being rendered non functional after the update according to Mac Fix It. The main problem was that the unit would go into an endless restart loop – and the only way to fix it seems to be a factory reset…which will cause you to have to resync all your content.
An Apple representative stated in a forum post that “Apple briefly experienced server difficulties resulting in some Apple TV units rebooting continuously. This issue has been resolved and is unrelated to the Apple TV 2.2 software release.”
There is also a huge annoyance with putting the device to sleep since the update. Previously, you could put it to sleep at any time by pressing the Play/Pause button on the remote for about 5-7 seconds. Users are now claiming that with the 2.2 update you can only do this on the main menu of the AppleTV.
I haven’t updated yet – and I have to say…after reading this I’m not sure I’m going to.