Skip navigation

1080p Apple TV

14737 Views 37 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2013 3:37 PM by Roozybeh RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • JohnPeebles Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 17, 2012 4:55 AM (in response to JohnTheAppleFan)

    opps

  • JohnPeebles Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 17, 2012 5:15 AM (in response to JohnPeebles)

    I figured it out. My TV only supports 1080i not 1080p. >:-Z

     

    I will be returning the apple tv.

  • RobNYC Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 17, 2012 6:30 AM (in response to RobNYC)

    Nevermind.  After googling around online and trying to figure why my this wasn't working I found out the TV I bought 5 years ago only has a reslution of 1,024 x 768, ie not true 1080p despite the fact it claimed it did when I was ordering it from Best Buy.  The weird thing is when i would watch blu-ray on my Playstation the TV switched over to a 1080p single. I guess it must have been able to read the signal but downcovert it to 720. Oh well.  If I ever replace my plasma with an LCD sometime later this year I'll make sure the fine print says 1,920x1080.

  • rgoldd Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 17, 2012 6:34 AM (in response to RobNYC)

    I'm lost are you plugging it directly in no switcher or receiver?

  • RenaldoZ Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 17, 2012 7:41 PM (in response to rgoldd)

    Sorry you're lost

     

    Doesn't work: (ATV3+PS3) -> Switcher -> Receiver -> TV

    Works:  (ATV3 or PS3) -> Receiver -> TV

     

    Hope this clarifies it

  • pwilkemax Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 17, 2012 10:59 PM (in response to mr1213)

    Not to be master of the obvious, but I was having the same problem: I received my Apple TV yesterday. Hooked it up to our main TV only to find that it was reporting a currently TV resolution of 720p HD - 60Hz. I was 99.9% sure the TV supported 1080p, but hooked it up to another TV that I knew for sure was 1080p, and lo and behold, the same reading "720p HD", even after resetting the Apple TV.

     

    I was convinced Apple sent me an old Apple TV.

     

    So here's what I did:

     

    - checked the specs of both of my TVs to confirm what their resolutions were...one was 1080i and the other was 1080p. Armed with that reassuing information I repeated by tests

     

    - tried a different, new HDMI cable. THAT made the difference.

     

    Before blaming the Apple TV, double and triple check that your TV is 1080p compatible. Once you know that, then try a different HDMI cable. I'm no AV expert, but too many times I've found that a wonky HDMI cable is what's causing a problem.

     

    I hope this helps.

  • rgoldd Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 17, 2012 11:04 PM (in response to pwilkemax)

    Pwilkemax is right the especially crapou ones are those generic no brand ones that come with directv boxes.  GE, Belkin are some cheap brand I have used successfully.

     

    I would go on amazon and buy their cheap amazon basics cables.

  • ClubUgly Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 17, 2012 11:11 PM (in response to JohnPeebles)

    Make sure the atv is indeed a atv3 and not atv2...

  • jon8979 Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2012 5:55 AM (in response to rgoldd)

    rgoldd wrote:

     

    Pwilkemax is right the especially crapou ones are those generic no brand ones that come with directv boxes.  GE, Belkin are some cheap brand I have used successfully.

     

    I would go on amazon and buy their cheap amazon basics cables.

    FWIW, I've bought over a dozen 28 AWG HDMI cables from Monoprice.com ranging in length from 3' to 15' and costing between $4-$7, and they've all worked perfectly.

  • Peter Hillman Level 4 Level 4 (1,150 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to pwilkemax)

    pwilkemax wrote:

     

    Before blaming the Apple TV, double and triple check that your TV is 1080p compatible. Once you know that, then try a different HDMI cable. I'm no AV expert, but too many times I've found that a wonky HDMI cable is what's causing a problem.

     

    I hope this helps.

    Correct answer.  You can't use any HDMI cable, as earlier cables were not 1.3 compliant.  You need to use a 1.3 compliant cable to handle the bandwidth for 1080p.  So don't blame Apple when you have the wrong equipment (TV, receiver, switcher, or cable).  You can get 1.3 compliant cables off eBay and they are perfectly fine cables.  Don't waste your money at Best Buy or anywhere else with their inflated cable prices.  HDMI 1.4 compliance is for 3D bandwidth.

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,270 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to Peter Hillman)

    Peter Hillman wrote:

     

    You can get 1.3 compliant cables off eBay and they are perfectly fine cables.  Don't waste your money at Best Buy or anywhere else with their inflated cable prices.  HDMI 1.4 compliance is for 3D bandwidth.

    There's also monoprice.com which has great prices on AV cabling.

  • RobNYC Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to RenaldoZ)

    Oops, didn't mean to reply to this part.

  • jon8979 Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 18, 2012 7:06 PM (in response to Peter Hillman)

    Peter Hillman wrote:

     

    You can't use any HDMI cable, as earlier cables were not 1.3 compliant.  You need to use a 1.3 compliant cable to handle the bandwidth for 1080p.  So don't blame Apple when you have the wrong equipment (TV, receiver, switcher, or cable).  You can get 1.3 compliant cables off eBay and they are perfectly fine cables.  Don't waste your money at Best Buy or anywhere else with their inflated cable prices.  HDMI 1.4 compliance is for 3D bandwidth.

    Actually, it's forbidden for HDMI licensees to brand cables with version numbers. A "standard" (Category 1) cable might function perfectly as a "high speed" (Category 2) cable; it just wasn't validated for the higher bandwidth. What you're calling "1.4 compliant cables" are either standard or high speed with Ethernet (3D is part of the "high speed" designation, not 1.4). See this page for more:

     

    http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_1_4/finding_right_cable.aspx

     

    Basically, when shopping, you want to buy only high speed cables. It kind of goes without saying these days, and the ones from Monoprice.com I mentioned earlier are high speed.

  • Sammy_L Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 3, 2012 4:11 AM (in response to mr1213)

    I have same issue with ATV3 and 1080P.

     

    When I connect ATV3 directly to my Sony TV I get 1080P TV_Output option just fine ,  but when I connect through a HDMI splitter (that outputs to the TV and a projector) then I only get 720P output. Tried with also with different HDMI cables but same problem.

     

    I use this model.

    http://www.konigelectronic.com/de_de/1095290

     

    The König splitter works excellent in 1080P mode with my PS3 , Pioneer 2020 Reciever , Mac Mini and Sat Reciever. But not the ATV3 ..

     

    If anyone have testet a Splitter that is compatible with ATV3 please let me know... thanks

  • Joe9019 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 11, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to mr1213)

    Just got the new ATV today.

     

    Plug directly to TV -> 1080p

    Plug thru a HDMI switch -> 720p; disconnect ATV and connect to PS3 (using the same cable) -> 1080p

     

    It is obvious the problem of ATV as PS3 works fine while connecting through the HDMI switch to the same port with the same HDMI cable.

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (2)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.