stupid question but

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by WhiskeyBusiness, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. WhiskeyBusiness macrumors newbie

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    is there a tv requirement for apple tv? we're considering getting it but were told that we couldn't until we upgrade our 10 year old television...true?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You will need a TV with an HDMI port, so I would assume you need to upgrade the TV, as HDMI wasn't around 10 years ago.
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 603

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    The current aTV requires a TV with an HDMI port. (Note - the HDMI port must support 720p ... doesn't affect many people, but some older Panasonic plasmas didn't support 720p)

    I'm sure your 10 year old TV won't work with the aTV.
     
  4. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Does it have an HDMI input and can it do 720p? If so you should be set to go. If not, then yeah, time to upgrade.
     
  5. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Good reason to buy that brand new HDTV don't you think? ;)
     
  6. TJRiver macrumors 6502

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    You can get an adapter to convert the HDMI output to analog audio and composite video that will work with most TVs manufactured in the last few decades, the problem being that the adapter costs more than the Apple TV and a chuck of the cost of a new flat panel TV.

    It all depends upon how badly you want to hang onto your legacy equipment.
     
  7. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    But these devices don't support HDCP and thus many things won't play. If he wants to rip his own DVDs then he is OK because they won't have HDCP DRM but most things you download will (including iTunes movies and NetFlix).
     

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