AppleTV: Is it upconverting or does it change output modes?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by slffl, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. macrumors 65816

    slffl

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    So the only way I watch DVDs on my LCD TV is by using a mac hooked up to it so that it's being upconverted. So here's my question.

    If I rip my DVD's to h.264, put them in itunes, and sync them with Apple TV, will Apple TV show these upconverted to 720p on the TV? Or will it switch to 480p output to play it?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    It does not switch modes... stays at whatever setting you have configured. To this end, my DVD's ripped into iTunes and played on :apple:TV (1080i) actually look a bit better then when played through by Xbox 360 (480p).
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    slffl

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    Good to hear. Thanks!
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    According to macworld it can't play videos at 1080i, so I'm assuming there saying max output is 720p? Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  5. macrumors demi-god

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    I am not sure, but I know that the Apple TV and do something in 1080i, I am just not sure what it is :p
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    This is incorrect. My :apple:TV is currently sending 1080i as reported by my LCD.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    So be clear when you post something because I don't actually see a clear answer to the poster's question. I think what he means is this: (and I for one like to know too):

    you are all saying that apple tv is doing live upconversion to 720p from a lower than 720p source file, and this all on the fly as it streams wireless to your tv and you are watching it without hick-ups???

    And this with the reported 1Mhz processor???

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. macrumors demi-god

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    I've got my Apple TV video resolution set to 1080i. My TV confirms this.

    Regardless of what I watch (so far, TV shows I've purchased from the iTS, which can be considered sources that are lower than 720p, right), the video that the Apple TV is outputting stays at 1080i. Is this what you mean?

    And for what it's worth, we're watching an episode of Hero's that's streaming from my roommates iTunes while the Apple TV is syncing the entire library from my iTunes. All wirelessly, all without hiccups.
     

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