Apple TV 2/3 with a 1080i TV and DVI port

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ladysman, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. ladysman macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    I've been wanting to post this now for a while to see if there was a solution out side of buying a new TV which i'm not doing right now.

    I have an Old Mitsubishi 65" CRT HDTV beast that works perfectly fine and has an outstanding picture. problem is it's 1080i. I have an old ATV connected to it via Component cable and it works fine. There is a DVI port on the back as well. The old ATV is obviously lacking the new features as well as it's very slow compared to my ATV2 upstairs.

    What i tried was hooking an ATV2 in the back via an HDMI to DVI cable. It works fine but only in 480p.

    My questions, is there a Jailbreak that will put it in 1080i (doubtful but had to ask)?

    Is there anyone else in this boat and if so what have you done to get 1080i?

    Thanks for any advice!
  2. ladysman thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
  3. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
    Unfortunatly if you only have DVI ports you need a TV that supports HDCP over dvi.

    The ATV2/3 will output 1080i without a problem if the HDCP handshake is made.

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