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Apple TV 2.02 Released

12365 Views 78 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2008 1:03 PM by tmartine RSS
  • pwbjmv Calculating status...
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    Apr 18, 2008 11:13 AM (in response to Frozo)
    Frozo said: "1) Somebody mentioned that 1080p is now an option. Someone else mentioned that this was an option in the previous version. I have no idea why they are saying this, as my options offer up to 720p/1080i at best (as it has since version 1). I am using an HDMI cable to my 1080p Panasonic plasma."

    Yeah, still no 1080p HDMI output for me either. I have a Westinghouse 42" 1080p native monitor and only see 720p/1080i for HD output in the aTV video settings. I've read that the AppleTV pings the TV on startup for it's "EDID" identification and if the aTV doesn't recognize the response it won't allow for 1080p output even if your TV is 1080p native. Frustrating, but I don't know of any fix except to somehow spoof your TVs EDID or have the aTV be more lenient in what it excepts during the HDMI handshake.

    I also can't use 720p because the aTV won't wakeup from sleep in that setting... I can hear audio etc. so it's clearly an HDMI handshake issue... been around since Take 2 update. 1.1 720p worked fine.

    Stuck in 1080i world for now until I can get a new TV or Apple can fix these issues. Anyone know how to reports things like this to the AppleTV engineers?
    Apple TV, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Frozo Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Apr 18, 2008 11:59 AM (in response to pwbjmv)
    +I've read that the AppleTV pings the TV on startup for it's "EDID" identification and if the aTV doesn't recognize the response it won't allow for 1080p output even if your TV is 1080p native. Frustrating, but I don't know of any fix except to somehow spoof your TVs EDID or have the aTV be more lenient in what it excepts during the HDMI handshake.+

    Wow, I had no idea about that! Great observation, if true!

    What a bunch of crap. I have a 65" Panasonic plasma that's just about a year old. Why Apple TV would have a problem with these TVs is a complete mystery to me. Maybe ATV supports only HDMI 1.3 (which would be RIDICULOUS). I think my TV is only 1.2, but I have to check now. Or maybe it has a problem with my HDMI switcher (XtremeMac).

    Every other device I use (Xbox 360 and PS3, specifically) supports 1080p and has NO problem with my TV/switcher, so Apple really has no excuse here.

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    +Anyone know how to reports things like this to the AppleTV engineers?+

    Wouldn't that be a beautiful world?

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  • Jeff Greenberg Level 3 Level 3 (585 points)
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    Apr 18, 2008 12:49 PM (in response to Frozo)
    Frozo wrote:
    Every other device I use (Xbox 360 and PS3, specifically) supports 1080p and has NO problem with my TV/switcher, so Apple really has no excuse here.


    I guess I'm missing something here (I have an old 1080i TV) but why does this matter? There is no 1080p content for the ATV is there?
    G5-B Dual 1.8, Blackbook, PPC Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • tmartine Level 3 Level 3 (950 points)
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    Apr 18, 2008 1:03 PM (in response to Jeff Greenberg)
    you aren't missing anything really... AppleTV only supports files containing 720p of resolution so basically all you are doing is choosing if you want appleTV to do the up-conversion before it gets to your TV or if you want you TV to do it... i guess if your TV is just terrible at the up-conversion to 1080p then appleTV 1080p up-conversion may have some value.
    Dual 2GHz G5 PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2), AppleTV 40 Gig, AE Gigabit
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