So I got a bright idea. I thought I'd call Apple TV support since it's still under the 90 day warranty. The only thing new in my system and my troubles happened after I installed the new Apple TV HD.
I'll post what he did so maybe this can help others.
So I got lucky and got the head of tech support who liasons with the apple engineers. He started at the beginning and went through everything.
3-We checked connection speed by going to speedtest.net (that was fine)
4-He checked my iphone and my ipad to make sure that Apple Tv was not check marked. (double tap the home button, at the bottom and a screen opens on both devices, flick the screen to the right and you will see the Airplay icon. Click the Airplay icon and and make sure Apple TV is not checked)
5-He checked the Apple TV Settings as well as the iphone/ipad settings and they were all fine.
6-We unplugged the Apple TV and re-checked for improved connectivity and speed, their was no improvement.
7-We finally un-plugged the Router for 30 seconds and re-connected.
Everything then went back to normal. I'm back to full speed. He surmised that the Apple TV caused a command/order glitch in my router and my router was unable to properly prioratize the signal to my devices. I use a Linksys WRTP54G wireless router and it does not have any software upgrades as he checked for me. (He also logged onto my computer remotely and checked my router settings)
Edited by Salduchi, 28 March 2012 - 07:38 PM.