|Jan 30, 2013, 01:52 PM||#1|
ATV high bit-rate 1080p and resolution concerns
I always played with the thought of getting and ATV to get my HD content from my iTunes library to my TV.
However, I have a major concern.
When I try to stream some movies to my iPad via iTunes, the video gets stuck. I do not if this is due to bandwidth issues or if my iPad (3rd Gen) can't cope with high bit-rate content. Now I am worried that when I buy an ATV, also this device won't be able to play my content because it lacks the power. The ATV would get a wired connection anyway, so there can't be any problem with bandwidth.
I am sure many of you have experience with streaming high quality stuff to your ATV, so I had hoped you could share your experience.
Also, my Flatscreen is 6 years old and has 1366x768 resolution and supposedly should support HD resolutions (there is this HD ready sign on it). Is this a problem for the ATV?
|Feb 9, 2013, 04:56 AM||#3|
Therefore, most of the rest of your post is irrelevant as your content will end up being downscaled anyway. Just to help you out for future use though, I have streamed full 1080p Blu Ray remuxes (between 25-35GB, bitrate of ~25,000kbps or so) and had no issues on my ATV3.
I generally keep my files at about a ~7800 kbps bitrate however, as I find them to be of equal quality to my eyes, and I prefer the space savings. =]
|Feb 9, 2013, 09:58 AM||#4|
So does this mean that the ATV scales the 1080p content down to the output resolution, or would I just not be able to play my 1080p content (which then makes an ATV completely useless)?
|Feb 9, 2013, 10:05 AM||#5|
*set the aTV to 720 output, and the aTV will do the downscaling
*set the aTV to 1080 output if your TV will support it, and the TV will downscale.
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