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Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by docgerrard, Apr 1, 2013.
Instead of just a box in the middle of my TV?
My iphone is jailbroken if that helps.
Nope. It has to do with aspect ratios so making it full screen would make the picture look stretched.
Get a 5 since that is wide screen and matches the aspect ratio of your tv.... Just sayin
airplay mirror? then no, as has been pointed unless it's a 5 in landscape it won't match the aspect ratio.
since you're saying box in the middle, i'm guessing this is what you're doing.
and just to cover all the bases, you have rotated your phone?
regular airplay depends on each app's developers as to weither it is supported or not. For example if you're watching something in the stock video player, it will take over the full screen, all you will see is the video, so no bar at the top or playback controls on the TV. (and as long as it's 16:9, so most recent television shows for example, it will take up the full screen.)
videos that you watch in safari will do this also.
Even iPhone 5 doesn't quite stretch edge to edge, not sure why but there's a border all the way around. This is with ATV3.
I think it's because apple has the screen scale up by exactly a factor of 1.5. Most tv's are 1080 pixels tall and an iPhone (when on its side) is 640 pixels, so scaling by 1.5 would give an image that is 960 pixels out of 1080 tall on the tv. I can't be 100% this is what happens but it seems like the most logical explanation, bc scaling by a round number is easier on the processor.
Can anyone verify or correct this?
FYI MacBooks have the same problem when airply mirroring in mountain lion.