Is YouTube watchable on the Apple tv?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Andy0568, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Andy0568 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2010
    Is it? HD 720p videos are grainy and pretty awful fullscreen on my 15" MBP. I'm interested to see how it'll look on my 46" tv when I get my Apple TV tomorrow...
  2. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    Really? Some videos in 720p are still grainy, I agree (I think it's got to do with what camera they use) but usually I find them much better quality.
  3. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    watchable? Yes. Pristine? No.

    Basically, the quality of the source video directly translates to how good things look on the display screen. SD quality video- especially most cell phone and cheap camcorder interlaced video- is NOT going to look as good as HD quality video (at least the HD that can max out what the :apple:TV can handle: 720p30fps)

    If it doesn't look very good on your 15" screen, it's not going to look very good on a 46" digital screen either. If your 46" happens to be an old Tube-type TV, SD and interlaced video will look better on it than a new DLP, LCD or Plasma of the same size & resolution.

    But still, quality of the source = quality of the end result. We sometimes watch YouTube videos via :apple:TV on my 65" 1080HDTV. But we are pretty much never impressed at the quality of the video... especially compared to say, DVD conversions or HD Camcorder movies we've shot ourselves.

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