Apple TV + Bravia = ????

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by d.f, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. d.f macrumors regular

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    i've long read this sub forum and greatly appreciate all your insight.

    one thing is really bugging me. i keep hearing complaints about the Bravia's. but despite the price, most LCD (and even some plasma) fans swear by them as the dogs. i mean, Lord Steve Jobs (c/o apple) chose them to showcase the hardware at his Temples...i mean shops.

    is it a dodgy batch...? are you sure you have got pixel mapping 1:1 with no enhancers on...... ?

    help?
     
  2. andygiff macrumors newbie

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    I've got a Bravia v2000 32" and apple TV and they work very well together. 720p output looks great from the apple TV (eye TV encoded digital tv).
     
  3. VideoFreek macrumors 6502

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    Same here with a Bravia 32".
     
  4. d.f thread starter macrumors regular

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    interesting

    thanks for your responses.

    the lack of anyone warning me off them yet does give me hope....
     
  5. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I have a BRAVIA 26'' and it's ****ing awesome.
     
  6. Gentile macrumors regular

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    Anyone have any ideas why the Bravia+AppleTv combo looks so bad at the Apple store? Is it because of the poor itunes video quality?
     
  7. zioxide macrumors 603

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    most likely yes.
     
  8. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. If they were to encode some movies and display those, the number of :apple: Tv's going out of there might increase.

    Something tells me that is probably against policy though.
     
  9. soup4you2 macrumors regular

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    i have a bravia 40" and love it.. works very well even with the appletv

    >>Anyone have any ideas why the Bravia+AppleTv combo looks so bad at the Apple store? Is it because of the poor itunes video quality?

    Their videos at the apple store have crappy encoding. I've backed up almost my entire dvd library and you cant tell the difference in quality from the DvD.
     
  10. MKT7@mac.com macrumors newbie

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    I have

    I have a 46 inch Bravia, and it works as expected. The AppleTV stores are also using Bravias, but the reason why their footage looks so dodgy, is because it is 480p! How can that be expected to look hot on a big TV?

    We need HD content for the Apple TV and soon!
     
  11. bmb012 macrumors 6502

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    I have a samsung, so I'm going to swear by those, but if you have a 720p TV (and mine is), running in 1080i looks better, probably because those things run at 13something by 8something, not really 1280 by 720.
     
  12. Eple macrumors newbie

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    We have a Bravia V300 40 inch working flawlessly with our apple TV, all in 1080i :)

    Honestly i was very skeptical of owning an LCD tv at first, I prefer plasma, but the picture on this TV is astounding!

    basically if you want top of the line for LCD, buy Sony. If you want top of the line for Plasma, buy Panasonic....at least that's what i've heard.
     

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