5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2009 12:17 PM by ronnyl
gordoncf_s Level 1 (0 points)
Have read articles in this forum and on others, at this stage uncertain as to whether can set component output to 1080i with success.

Have a new Apple TV linked to a Samsung HDTV monitor model HCM5525W. TV manual states can link up component input (such as a DTV set-top box) at 1080i or 480p on "Component 2" which is supposed to automatically select according to input signal.

The Apple TV works fine on the "Component 1" input which supports a DVD player at 480i or 480p.

The burning issue which battling to resolve is, from ATV cannot change the TV resolution to anything other than 480i, it has a check mark against it and will not change to any other setting, such as 480p or 1080i.

Is component on ATV set only at 480i, or is there something have missed on setting up the ATV on initial setup?

Secondly have plugged component cable into 1080i connections, powered on the ATV and then tried to sync up for the video as stated in troubleshooting, but again cannot change the TV resolution.

The Samsung HCM5525W does not have HDMI connection, only component and S-Video.

Any suggestions or have I fallen into the trap where will have to purchase a new modern TV at many $$'s, or can it be resolved.

Alternative will be to revert back to a standard much lower cost DVD player, and simply link up PC to home theatre to play back music from iTunes.

Frustrated at this stage ... but want to get the ATV to work at 1080i if possible with my setup .... ;-((

Thks and rgds,

Apple TV, Apple TV
  • Diana1138 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have my AppleTV connected to my Samsung HDTV via Component connections and I get 1080i just fine. All resolutions are listed and available. I'm not sure how the AppleTV knows which resolutions are available though. I assume it gets some information from the TV. All I know is that it works for my TV.
  • gordoncf_s Level 1 (0 points)
    Good to know it should work sucessfully. Tried hooking up ATV to a Sony TV via component and get same results cannot change settings on ATV from 480i, remains on that resolution with a check mark and will not change.

    Will reset to factory settings and try again, if no difference will return ASAP to store.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,576 points)
    The tv may revert to 480 when you are playing copy protected movies.
  • gordoncf_s Level 1 (0 points)
    The original problem was that could not change the ATV TV resolution on the fly. Spoke to Tech Support and decided first thing should do is reset ATV to factory settings. Went back to basics, re-installed and "VOILA" am now able to set TV resolutions. Updated to 2.3 and now it is working as expected running on 1080i. It is working on my second TV a Sony (which displayed same problems as the Samsung), am sure when hook it up to Samsung it will also work perfectly.

    Thks all for assistance.
  • ronnyl Level 1 (10 points)
    I also could not set the ATV TV Resolution. Found out that the problem was Launcher 2.2, uninstalled it and I was again able to set ATV TV Resolution