Apple TV HD versus 4K

Hi all,

I ordered a 2021 Apple TV HD 32GB for only running ZWIFT on an old PC monitor.
Will this work ok in say comparison to 4k model?

Any experiences / thoughts welcome!

Cheers,

Mike

[I thought] 2021 Apple TV HD is the same as the previous model Apple TV 4K (5th generation), they just changed the name. The 4K models all perform the same in Zwift, only the older 4th gen is inferior.

Edit: Wiki suggests they discontinued the older 4K model, which would mean yours is the same as the 4th gen unit. Best bet is to look at the model number on the bottom and look it up, what matters is the SoC. I would cancel the HD and buy a 4K model to be safe.

Final edit: yeah, the 2021 Apple TV HD has the A8 SoC which should be avoided. Sorry for the confusion!

Yup, thanks Dave - promptly cancelled and researched the chipsets.

It looks like I can pick up a 2017 4k model on FB marketplace that has the A10 chipset. I recon, I’ll go with that instead.

Thanks for your help, you saved me 100 chf!

Mike

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Theoretically the A10X Fusion chip in the older 4K model is actually slightly better than the A12 Bionic in the new one, in some aspects. Doesn’t mean anything in Zwift though, so the only difference to be aware of is the newest model gets a remote with clicky buttons (that aren’t fully supported).

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cool, thanks again Dave - I seem to have picked up the 2017 4k model for 50 bucks, looks like I’m on a winner!
Now I need to figure out how to get sound. I’ve just realized that my old monitor in the cave does not have any audio out ports…
Mike

Should be able to get a cheap HDMI splitter from Amazon or similar, then use a portable speaker with 3.5mm input.

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Great stuff - I see there is an option to have some game sounds on the companion app too. hum, I seem to have had it turned on, and I’ve never noticed any -

Your idea works well with my 15 year old logitec PC speakers that were attached to my old set up!

Cheers,

Mike

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