[mythtv-users] AppleTV with Linux
Scott D. Davilla
davilla at 4pi.com
Thu Apr 17 21:11:07 UTC 2008
>A question about AppleTV. Perhaps the answer is obvious, but my
>searching did not yield a clear answer.
>I am still in SD mode, and I probably will be for a while. My goal is
>to get my MythTV BE out of my living room. My TV is SD and has
>composite, component and S-video inputs. The AppleTV has component
>output, so at first I assumed that I could use it with my SD TV, but
>some of the verbage on the AppleTV spec page (
>http://www.apple.com/appletv/specs.html ) made me give it a second look.
>It does not seems to list 480i as a supported mode and it says it is
>"Compatible with enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TVs ..."
>Would I be able to use this as a MythTV FE using my SD TV's component
>inputs? Would it work?
I have some pages on the atv-bootloader wiki about players and video
output, one specifically has the xorg.conf for outputting 480i over
component. That's one configuration I use for testing when my AppleTV
is away from the 1080p LCD HDTV. This is a standard NTSC TV (crt
with 4:3) with 480i component input. Works like a champ.
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