Do I have any options other than buying a new TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by wolfpackfan, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    Got ATV2 for a Christmas present today. I was all excited until I found out my TV doesn't seem to work with ATV2. I have an older Panasonic HDTV. It does have an HDMI connector but it looks like it is restricted to 1080i and 480p. Any suggestions or am I taking the ATV2 back to the Apple Store tomorrow?
     
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  3. freediverdude macrumors 6502a

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    Your tv should work with the 1080i setting. Give it a try.
     
  4. wolfpackfan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have tried it and connected it and it doesn't show up as a video source.
     
  5. occams razor macrumors regular

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    Maybe that hdmi port is bad, or the cable. You can buy a used tv. Depending on the size of your current tv you could probably get a sweet computer monitor of the same size with hdmi for cheaper then a new tv.
     
  6. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    1080i or 480p? Strange for a HD TV..

    I'm sure the ATV has a option for 480p to 720p on the resolution settings, have you tried another port or other cable?
     
  7. wolfpackfan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The TV is about 5 years old. It is a huge tube Panasonic (32"). It only has one HDMI port. The cable is a brand new Apple HDMI cable and is the only one I have.
     

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