sdtv requirements

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by davidwes, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. davidwes macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2004

    I have a sdtv from Toshiba. Apple Tv says they need a 16:9 tv but my tv has settings to watch things is 16:9. For instance I watch over the air hd. The tv also has component connectors. Will this work with Apple TV?
  2. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    If your TV can accept 16:9 content (or has a 16:9 mode) and has component inputs, it will most likely work. However, the menu system was clearly built for a 16:9 frame and text will be harder to read. Also, 4:3 content will not scale to 4:3. It will fit within a 16:9 frame, leaving black bars on the left, right, top and bottom of the screen.

    I have a Sony WEGA CRT that supports my :apple:TV using its 16:9 mode (which was implemented primarily for watching anamorphic content).

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