6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 1:20 AM by mumbles2701
mebm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

All videos are displaying very poorly on my apple tv.

 

Is this due to the resolution and how do you know which to choose?


Apple TV
  • 1. Re: The picture is pixalised on my apple tv?
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)

    Are you using Airplay?

  • 2. Re: The picture is pixalised on my apple tv?
    mumbles2701 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    i have the same problem, but i would say distorted on mine. The picture looks like a flickering mess. Sound is fine though. i am stumped.

     

    Mirroring from my Mac Mini 2011 running Mountain Lion fully up to date which is hard wired into the ATV2. Infact i tried the ATV on WiFi and its the same result.

     

    All iOS devices work beautifully, just my OSX devices dont work. Any ideas as i'm stumped.

  • 3. Re: The picture is pixalised on my apple tv?
    wallemon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Have you tried cycling through the various resolution options during setup? If not, try this:

     

    Disconnect power from AppleTV for 10 seconds or so.

     

    Reconnect power and allow AppleTV to boot up. Although you can't see the video output clearly, watch how the scrambled image on your screen changes over the 5 seconds of startup, then settles down.

     

    Next press and hold the Menu and Up buttons for 6 seconds or more. You will now be able to cycle through the various resolution options by pressing the center Select button. After hitting Select, give AppleTV and your TV a few seconds to try and display the signal.  If none of the resolution options solve your issue, there is a bigger problem. Such as your TV being non-HDCP compliant (pre-2004).

     

    I hope this helps.

  • 4. Re: The picture is pixalised on my apple tv?
    gPad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After performing the above procedures will I need to re-enter all of the passwords etc again?   thanks

  • 5. Re: The picture is pixalised on my apple tv?
    wallemon Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    gPad - I'm sorry, I don't have an answer for you. My TV is so old that I was not able to get a proper video signal to the set.

  • 6. Re: The picture is pixalised on my apple tv?
    mumbles2701 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    isnt any HDMI input TV able to play ATV? ATV menus all appear and is clear and perfect, mirroring from any iOS device i have and i have 4 different ones, is perfect, its mirroring from my Mac Mini and OSX devices that doesnt work...