Does AirPlay display iPhone 4S videos as 1080p?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by sofakng, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. sofakng macrumors regular

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    As far as I know, the AppleTV 2 is only capable of outputting 720p.

    What happens if I use AirPlay on my iPhone 4S to display a 1080p recording? Will it show as 1080p on my TV or will it downscale to 720p?
     
  2. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    Use logic... the AppleTv can only show 720p ...
     
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    It will automatically downscale to 720P.

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    So what is the "logical" conclusion? Using only logic, I would have to conclude that it wouldn't work at all - which isn't the case.
     
  4. sofakng thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very disappointing...

    Thanks for the information though!
     
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Logic give us 3 choices:

    1) It will play at 1080p
    2) It will play at 720p
    3) It will play nothing


    We can rule out #1 since the Apple TV won't do it. So logically we are left with #2 or #3.

    #3 will only work if Apple has decided to brag about building a feature that doesn't work. Thus, I have to conclude that the answer is #2.

    That's logic.

    The fact that you think Apple would build and market a feature that doesn't work isn't logic. That's just weird.
     
  6. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    OK, I should have said "using only logic, I might conclude that it won't work at all". The point I was trying to make was that the poster I quoted was not answering the OP's question, he was just making an unhelpful comment.
     
  7. big samm macrumors 65816

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    If you really want 1080p from the iphone to your hdtv you can buy a cable from apple that will let you display 1080p on your screen... Even mirroring at 1080p!
     
  8. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    airplay has always been able to do 1080p. You have to use a Mac Mini and an airplay server.
     
  9. big samm macrumors 65816

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  10. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    well i played 1080p over airplay on my iPad 1 on my Mac Mini.
     

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