Quality of AppleTV for iMovies

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by CMD is me, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. CMD is me macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2006
    I just got a HD camcorder and no way view it on our HDTV... in comes AppleTV. But sadly my 1080i is reduced to 540p. Compared to, a standard iDVD or a rented DVD, how is the quality? Does 1080i upconversion through a receiver help?
  2. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
  3. CMD is me thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2006
    1080/60i imports @ 540/30p per Apple's spec
  4. dooker777 macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2007
    I'm also interested in what people's experiences are.

    As for 720p, it is atv is limited to 24 fps. (Boo!) 30 fps video, for example, doesn't convert well to 24 fps. So if you want 30fps, you need to drop down to 540p.

    Just running the numbers.... The 540p atv files should have much more data than standard 640x480 video or DVD quality video. My guess is that it should look better than if you made an iDVD project and ran it through your DVD player, but not as good as 720p stuff.

    But this is all a guess on my part. I don't have an atv, but am considering getting one. My home movies are creating a mess around the tv. (This is what happens when you have kids...)

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