Apple TV Screen Size Question...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Pandaboots, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular


    Nov 19, 2007
    Dallas, Texas
    So can you zoom in the screen on Apple TV like you can in Quicktime or on a widescreen TV/DVD player? In other words, sometimes those very wide movies just get on my damn nerves (2.85:1 ratio?) and I like to zoom in on em to fill the screen. Can this be done via settings on :apple:TV?

    For some reason I don't mind the 1.78:1 ratio black bars, but when a movie is only taking up 1/3 of the horizontal real estate..drives me nuts. (sorry if the ratios aren't exact)
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2007
    Leeds, UK
    My Apple TV doesn't have that ability. What you can do is, change the aspect ratio in Quicktime, but that would just stretch your video, not crop it. If you want to crop, then I think you'd have to re-encode.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
    Who is apple kidding? The brag about putting out 720p but cap it at 4gb :mad:
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
    Since AppleTV is hooked up to your TV, it sends out the source image the same way a DVD player would.

    Seems likely that your TV has a switch/mode/setting that would allow you to zoom in the picture. I know mine does.
  5. macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007
    I don't believe that limit exists in ATV 2.0


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