ATV2 Interface Resolution Quality Issues

whiskeyred

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 25, 2009
159
2
Pretty disappointed with the interface of the ATV2. I mean it looks like crap, thumbnails of movies, itunes etc. All low-res and barely SD quality. I have it all connected via HDMI, comparing the UI's of other devices, such as the Blu-Ray players, ROKU, etc - it's a joke.

Anyone else see what I see crappy resolution not so much in what I'm watching but the UI itself.
 

bp1000

macrumors 65816
Jul 7, 2011
1,333
47
Mine looks fine - are you sure it is set to 720p?

As for navigating it, i prefer Apple remote on the iPad.
 

bucksaddle

macrumors 6502
Dec 4, 2008
283
37
But what does it say under settings-> Audio & Video-> TV Resolution? Actually go into the setting as well, don't take the fact it says Auto - it will tell you what resolution is currently being used when you go in.
My menus look crisp and sharp at 720p
 

whiskeyred

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 25, 2009
159
2
I will, I remember the options being Y------. then RGB High, then RGB low but I did not see any actual 720p or 480p settings, unless I am in the wrong place.
 

bucksaddle

macrumors 6502
Dec 4, 2008
283
37
I will, I remember the options being Y------. then RGB High, then RGB low but I did not see any actual 720p or 480p settings, unless I am in the wrong place.
These are 2 seperate options in the Audio & Video settings, one for HDMI (RGB, etc) and one for TV Resolution. The 2nd one is where you will find the actual resolution options (720p, etc)
 

whiskeyred

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 25, 2009
159
2
So the culprit for me was my receiver, ATV2 directly into the TV resolved the quality issue, now it looks crisp and clean. Thanks again everyone.
 

whiskeyred

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 25, 2009
159
2
I have a Pioneer Plasma, 50" it was the Harmon Kardon receiver it was not playing nice with.
 
Last edited: