Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2014 2:16 PM (in response to Paul Downie)
The MacMini running iTunes should be fine.
The AppleTV supports 720p and 1080p and several other resolutions apart from interlaced ones such as 1080i, 576i.
Your TV should be ok, but AppleTv has traditionally been fussy with HDMI. HDCP is required for protected content, some older sets may fall down on this, so hard to say it will definitely work - check the manual.
Home Sharing allows you to browse your itunes library via AppleTVs Computers icon. You do not drag and drop content to AppleTV as it has no storage, so your itunes will need to be running. If you have iTunes store purchased movies/tv shows you should be able to play them from 'the cloud' without the Mac Mini running at all provided your internet connection is reasonably good and not throttled/capped.
'Home made video' provided it has been encoded correctly for AppleTV will play. If not you will need to re-encode which is time consuming.
UK iTunes Store stuff works fine for me in the UK.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2014 1:53 AM (in response to Paul Downie)
It's copy protection over HDMI, some old sets don't fully support it. It's part of the HDMI specification not a different port.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2014 2:46 PM (in response to Paul Downie)
Paul Downie wrote:
This particular set was purchased in 2011: I'm assuming it would be ok ... ?
Given the newer cables ... ?
More likely than not....AppleTv works with my 5 and 7 year old TVs
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2014 12:47 PM (in response to Paul Downie)
One LAST thing …
Can I use the 7th generation iPod nano with an Apple TV … ?
I’m assuming not, as the Nano doesn’t seem to support wifi, but would like to know for sure.(I’m assuming the 5th generation iPod — and iPad, and iPhone — wouldn’t be an issue)
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