old tv.....

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by miTunes75, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. miTunes75 macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
    i just bought my apple tv yesterday - opening it up now. I'm not sure what tv resolution I should use? I have a sony kv-27fs12. I'm going through the manual now, but I can't figure out if I should use 480p or something different.

  2. seattle macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I just did a quick lookup of your TV and it looks like your TV does not support progressive scan. I think you would need to use 480i with your TV.
  3. miTunes75 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
    ok, the puppy is running now. I have a screen on my itunes that says that if i click ok, it will start synching. I right-clicked on the appletv device and chose do not sync, then it kicked apple tv off. how can i keep apple tv connected but not sync it? just stream only?
  4. gcmexico macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
    you need to let it sync, so that it shows up as a device...I believe it streams automatically, as long as it shows up as a device on Itunes, everything you have will stream to the :apple:TV
  5. miTunes75 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
  6. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Its pretty much the default extension (its actually an mp4 file) for the atv and in fact is required for ac3 dd 5.1. yes, just use .m4v files.
  7. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    Click on the Apple TV in the Source list (?) in iTunes, and then go through the individual tabs for each type of content (ie music, movies, podcasts, etc), and uncheck the boxes to sync that type of content.

    Then click Apply now at the bottom and you should be all set.

    Sorry if my description is a bit off, I am not in front of my Mac right now...
  8. miTunes75 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
    as i originally posted, i am using an older tv. since it is not widescreen, not an lcd and is 480i, is it common to have the picture in a square shape kinda in the center of the screen? I know the appletv was configured for a widescreen tv, but is this why?

    BTW, this is just for video playback...for some music videos but not all
  9. miTunes75 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
  10. sandman42 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2003
    Yes, this is why. There is some persistent confusion about :apple:TV and TV compatibility. The :apple:TV does not require an HDTV as frequently believed, which is good for you, but it is intended to be used only with widescreen TVs --the :apple:TV spec page says something like, "for use with High-Definition or Enhanced-Definition widescreen TVs". It formats all output for widescreen, so that's why it looks distorted on your 4:3 TV.

    Some 4:3 TVs that have component inputs have a 'widescreen mode' to operate with widescreen-only devices -- check your TV's menu.

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