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Old Apr 25, 2010, 10:39 AM   #1
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1080p on Apple TV

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I'm considering getting an apple TV and running XBMC or boxee or something on it. I have a few movies ripped in 1080p, is there any software that will allow me to play these using the appleTV? or will i need to find some other solution?

EDIT: The TV that the Apple TV will be hooked up to is only 720p but i don't want to have to convert all my movies for a different TV.

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Old Apr 25, 2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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The only way to play 1080p video on your ATV is to install a CrystalHD build of XBMC and replace your ATV's wireless card with one of the CrystalHD cards. Have a look at the Apple section of the XBMC forum. You'll find plenty of info there.

http://forum.xbmc.org/forumdisplay.php?f=56&order=desc

It's not easy or completely bug free but it's a start.
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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does it make a difference that the video will only be displayed in 720p on the tv?
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Old Apr 25, 2010, 03:20 PM   #4
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I'd wait for the next version - will run cooler (using the A4?) as well as 1080p capable...
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does it make a difference that the video will only be displayed in 720p on the tv?
No, regardless of the output resolution your still asking the ATV to decode a 1080p file. Depending how many 1080p files you have to may be easier to just convert them to a 720p format that the ATV can play.
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I'd wait for the next version - will run cooler (using the A4?) as well as 1080p capable...
Where are you pulling this info from?
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