How to change resolution on ATV (If your screen is garbled)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by saltyzoo, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. saltyzoo macrumors 65816


    Oct 4, 2007
    So I'm traveling and brought along my ATV just for kicks. Hotel room TV happened to have component inputs, so I plug in the ATV, turn on the TV, switch to component inputs and see nothing but scrolling garbage on the screen. This is, of course because unlike my TV at home, this TV is non widescreen and non HDTV so my home video settings in the ATV are incompatible with this TV.

    After 30 minutes of scouring the web, I finally find the method to get the ATV to cycle through all it's resolutions until you get to one that works with your TV. Thought I would share it in case someone else runs into the same problem.

    The above was found in this article on the Apple website regarding troubleshooting Apple TV issues.
  2. rdolanjr macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2009
    Thank you.

    This exact problem has been plaguing me for days. Thanks.

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