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Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by wattsj, Nov 7, 2008.
Will the Apple TV work with a Panasonic SD plasma ?
AppleTV needs a wide-screen display to not have the UI look distorted.
It supports component and HDMI out. If your SD Plasma has either, you should be able to display the AppleTV. If your SD Plasma isn't widescreen, then the AppleTV UI will look distorted.
Panasonic makes a standard def plasma? That sounds odd to me.
Same here. I thought all plasmas were high-def.
Quite a few early plasma tv's were EDTV's, so 480p. And yes the Appletv works with them.
Ah, ok. So 480p's just letterbox the AppleTV's 16:9 output to squeeze it into their 4:3 screen?
Its a Panasonic 42PWD6 so it's a proper 16:9 widescreen plasma but not HD. I've owned it now for over 5 years and still love the picture quality so haven't upgraded to a HD yet but wasn't sure if the Apple TV will work on it as all the Apple TV specs mention HD etc but never SD?
It should work just fine then. The ATV is compatible with HDTV and EDTV's (which do 480p rather than SD 480i).
Forgot to add. These 480p EDTV's have a 16:9 ratio. So no letterboxing.
Purely for info, what HD plasma's do you guys have? Make\Model?