Cheaper TV's compatible with Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Buschmaster, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Buschmaster macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2006
    Anyone have links or models for some of the cheaper TV models that will work with the Apple TV?

  2. pilotError macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2006
    Long Island
    Pretty much any TV that can handle a 780p signal and has either component input or hdmi input is acceptable. It doesn't even have to be widescreen as long as it fits those requirements.

    When I first got my ATV, I didn't have a Widescreen TV or one with the right requirements for that matter. A couple of weeks later, I realized my 15" LG TV I had in my kitchen had component inputs and was HD ready (meaning it accepted 720p signal). I think that TV only cost me around $300, so I would think you could go to Costco or any Big Box outlet and pick up a cheap TV these days.

  3. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    Like pilotError says, any TV you buy now-a-days with component or HDMI connections will work. Did you know that Vizio is the number one seller of HDTVs in America? Never heard of them? Check out Walmart and see what you think of their prices.

    I don't have one, so this isn't/shouldn't be a biased opinion... I've read good things about them, the sets are reviewed well for their price. Other companies make better quality TVs, but Vizio makes a good set that you won't pay a ton for. 32" 720p is about $600, if I recall. You can spend more or less depending on size, but either way you'll get something nice for a decent price.
  4. TuckBodi macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2007
    DVI as well. Just use a DVI to HDMI (or component to DVI) adaptor or cable.
  5. whistler72 macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2007
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    I have a Sony 27" with RGB connections. My appleTV works just fine.
  6. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    I have a 32" sony. its old, i bought it off a friend for cheap b/c they upgraded to a nice new flat tv. its a 4:3 aspect ratio, standard def (480i) and my apple TV works fine. the key is the tv has component video input. some more recent tube tvs have this input, and most standard def tube tvs that are being made now have it, so id check out your tv or these cheaper tvs. im sure the picture quality isnt as good, but it looks just as good as playing a DVD on the tv, which is fine for me.

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