Please interpret - what's the max resolution Apple TV supports?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by chriskzoo, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. chriskzoo macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2005
    I'm thinking of getting one of these bad boys, but I'm a little confused as to the resolutions it supports from the Tech Specs:

    OK, so I get that it supports h.264 640x480 and 320x240.

    What I'm confused about is the 1280x720 (which is what I would want to do, if not 1080). Does this mean it can only output 1280x720 in 24 FPS, and does it ONLY support h.264?
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    That's the way I read it (only H.264 and only 24fps at that resolution).
  3. chriskzoo thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2005
    Thanks - I'm thinking the best way to interpret things is "If it plays in iTunes, it plays on Apple TV."

    Another question: Concerning the 40 GB HDD - does that act as only a temporary cache for movies and such (i.e. start streaming the movie and then store the rest of it while you play.).

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