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scott182
Mar 21, 2007, 09:58 AM
I have a standard def 4:3 TV that has a 16:9 mode. If it can display progressive scan from a DVD Player, is there any reason why it wouldn't work via component inputs from the Apple TV? Apple claims it supports 480p on enhanced definition TVs.



logandzwon
Mar 21, 2007, 10:53 AM
I have a standard def 4:3 TV that has a 16:9 mode. If it can display progressive scan from a DVD Player, is there any reason why it wouldn't work via component inputs from the Apple TV? Apple claims it supports 480p on enhanced definition TVs.

You have basicly the minium required. =)

/dev/toaster
Mar 21, 2007, 02:55 PM
Will AppleTV connect to a 480i SD TV ? I am in the process of moving, and I won't get access to my HD TV for at least another 2-3 weeks. In the meantime, I wanted to play around with the AppleTV at the corp apartment.

Damn, I was so looking forward to tomorrow.

allenmertes
Mar 21, 2007, 07:50 PM
Will AppleTV connect to a 480i SD TV ? I am in the process of moving, and I won't get access to my HD TV for at least another 2-3 weeks. In the meantime, I wanted to play around with the AppleTV at the corp apartment.

Damn, I was so looking forward to tomorrow.

I don't think so, but I really want to know as well. Please let us know once you get yours hooked up. :)

Xander562
Mar 21, 2007, 07:58 PM
Just look on the back of your TV, look at this:
http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/2041/1230/store.apple.com/Catalog/regional/amr/itv/img/gallery-big-02.jpg

And compare and contrast hookups. :)

zap2
Mar 21, 2007, 08:05 PM
Just look on the back of your TV, look at this:
http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/2041/1230/store.apple.com/Catalog/regional/amr/itv/img/gallery-big-02.jpg

And compare and contrast hookups. :)

My TV has compsosite cables, but no 480p, also can have 16:9(cuts off some of the screen but I'd live)


So you think I can use it? Tomorrow Im going to see if my DVD player has PScan, and if it works on my TV

nateDEEZY
Mar 21, 2007, 08:27 PM
My TV has compsosite cables, but no 480p, also can have 16:9(cuts off some of the screen but I'd live)


So you think I can use it? Tomorrow Im going to see if my DVD player has PScan, and if it works on my TV

No, progressive scan on an SDTV is only available through component cable (red green blue). That's the minimum requirement for :apple: tv. Composite video/S-Video can only do 480i and :apple: tv doesn't seem to look like it has any Composite video/S-Video outputs.

TDM21
Mar 21, 2007, 09:38 PM
Gizmodo has a video of setting up the AppleTV. The second menu you get to is setting the TV resolution.
In the video I saw:
720p
1080i
480p
480i
720p HD 50Hz
1080i HD 50Hz
576p 50Hz
576i 50Hz

So it looks like the Apple TV can output to SDTVs, but the problem is how you would hook it up.

Link to the video: http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/apple-tv/first-video-setting-up-apple-tv-246124.php

/dev/toaster
Mar 21, 2007, 09:59 PM
I just looked at the back of the TV here and I see component connections. It will be interesting to see if it works.

I will post an update tomorrow when I try it out. I won't be able to test it until after work.

Beutelevision
Mar 26, 2007, 01:29 PM
I've hooked up my standard TV using composite in (from the green luma output). OK, you only get black and white when you do this, but at least for those of us waiting a few days to get an HDTV, we can play with our new toy.

Here are pics: http://www.beutelevision.com/blog/apple-tv-on-sdtv-in.html

Have fun!

Yvan256
Mar 26, 2007, 01:41 PM
I have a standard def 4:3 TV that has a 16:9 mode. If it can display progressive scan from a DVD Player, is there any reason why it wouldn't work via component inputs from the Apple TV? Apple claims it supports 480p on enhanced definition TVs.

If you have component inputs, can do 480p and have a 16:9 mode (to letterbox anamorphic content) then yes it will work.

Mine has the component inputs and can display 480p. However I don't have the 16:9 mode and neither does the :apple:TV, so until Apple releases a firmware update I'm vertically compressing my DVDs so that they look when the :apple:TV displays them. If it's 720x304, I compress to 720x224, etc. I still get a anamorphic menus, photos and all but at least the movies are ok. :D