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AT Level 4 Level 4 (1,370 points)
Just wondering.

MacBook Pro 2.16GHz / 2GB RAM / 100GB 7200rpm HD, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Mac mini 1.42GHz / 1GB RAM
  • Niels Meersschaert Level 3 Level 3 (605 points)
    My ATV is hooked up to my non-HD projector using component cables to VGA with a 480p resolution. It works fine, just had to set projector in 16:9 mode so that things didn't look squished. It's a temp solution as I'm getting an HD projector to replace this one soon, but it works.
  • AT Level 4 Level 4 (1,370 points)
    Which projector is that? I'm using InFocus SP4805. I plan to use component video connection too as the DVI port is for my DVD Player. Hopefully component video would fair better than S-Video which I'm hooking up from MBP to projector. AppleTV will spare me the manaully wired setup every time I wanna watch my iTunes video contents.
  • jimglidewell Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I picked up an Apple TV last night from the local Apple Store.

    I've got it hooked up to an Optoma HD70, which is a 720p projector, via component cables.

    Works great.

    Dual 2.0 G5, MacBook   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
  • AT Level 4 Level 4 (1,370 points)
    Very reassuring.
  • Niels Meersschaert Level 3 Level 3 (605 points)
    It's an Infocus X1 (very old projector), so the quality of it is no so great, but at least it works. I'm planning on getting the Optoma HD72 which is a 720p projector.
  • Miotch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've got mine connected to PT-AE900, with an 80-something inch screen @ 1080i... and it looks and sounds fantastic
  • GRS Level 3 Level 3 (890 points)
    with optoma ep739, essentially a presentation projector but can be used as a movie projector,....hooked up with hdmi-->dvi-d ....automatically set 1080i, fine--works with the other video settings as well.......i was a little concerned but no problem......

    MacPro 3.0, Macbook Pro 17"   Mac OS X (10.4.9)  
  • Mary Glynn Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
    I have mine hooked up to my old InFocus 4805 while my IN76 is in for warranty repair. I've watched a movie I purchased on ITMS, a home movie I made and a "Best of YouTube" PodCast and they all looked great. I thought the ITMS movie especially looked awesome. The home movie and Pod Cast were designed for my iPod so obviously left a bit to be desired on my 7 foot wide screen ... but they were fine all things considered. I've since used Quicktime Pro and it's "Movie to Apple TV" setting to re-convert my home movie which (I believe) more than trippled it's size but I've yet to watch it to compare.

    I have it hooked up through my Yamaha receiver, HDMI out to the 4805 using an adapter for the 4805's pin input. I can't wait to see it on my IN76!
  • AT Level 4 Level 4 (1,370 points)
    Great! A SP4805 user like me. I guess I will upgrade to newer HDTV-ready InFocus projector when the time comes.

    I figure than if I do streaming, I won't be able to output audio from my Mac. The audio has to be done with the AppleTV. Guess I have to go out and get the Gefen 2x1 digital audio switcher (DAS) soon.

    For video, my setup will be:
    DVD Player > DVI > SP4805
    AppleTV > Component Video > SP4805

    For audio:
    DVD Player > Input 1 > Coaxial > Gefen DAS > Coaxial Out > YSP1000
    AppleTV > Input 2 > Toslink > Gefen DAS > Coaxial Out > YSP1000

    Gefen DAS > Toslink Out > Dolby Wireless Headphone

    For this setup, I will have a choice of listening to my DVD Player and AppleTV with either my speaker or headphone.
  • David Sheldon Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    In the Netherlands, anticipating a delivery of my Apple TV next week. I plan to hook it up to my new Epson TW-620 720p native projector. So far, I've got the projector hooked up to my PowerPC 2ghz G5 via VGA. Already, the quality, at 1280 x 720, looks great. I anticipate the quality to get just a little bit better when hooked up to the ATV, using native HDMI.

    I'll let you know after it's hooked up. Should be a fun wall-o-movies, quite soon. Just add milkduds.

  • mkummer Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
    I too own a PT-AE900 - how did you connect this beamer with the Apple-TV?? I have a S-Video link to my DVD-Player and Set-top Box which I would like to use...

  • DennisCo Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Just hooked up my AppleTV to my Infocus 7205 projector (720p native) via a DVDO VP20 scaler. did this for a number of reasons including the ability to scale from component to HDMI and to use the VP20 as an HDMI switch into my projector.

    Apple TV works fine via the VP20 to the projector. I just wish I had some itunes HD content to show it off.

  • David Sheldon Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Go to: and download some 720p content. You can then run it through Quicktime export "to Apple TV", and voila...
  • Miotch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm connecting via component with an A/V reciever that switches between video sources so I only have 1 cable to the projector.
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