New Apple TV plays 1080p, outputs as 720p

Oct 1, 2010 - 1 Comment

apple tv plays 1080p More good news on the new Apple TV front, the new device actually does play 1080p content that is streamed to it, but it downscales the video quality to 720p. This means that your existing 1080p content is being decoded and will still work on the new Apple TV, although for now it is being downsampled to the lower 720p resolution for playback.

I suspect the new Apple TV hardware specs are strong enough to support 1080p output, but we may have to wait for the jailbreak to arrive before finding out for sure.

The 1080p to 720p downsampling has been confirmed by several users on MacRumors and Handbrake forums. We’ll keep you posted on any new developments.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Apple TV, News

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  1. Dinoo says:

    Now when will Apple release a patch to enable 1080?

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