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2007-03-22
Apple TV? No, thanks.
I'm not entirely sure about how to put this... The Apple TV only connects to HDTVs (and something called EDTVs that I've never heard of here in Europe) - and gets its content in "good" old standard-def only from the iTunes Store. If you live in the US, that is. Outside the US, there is no content.
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For now the iTunes store provides SD content, but that will change. Also, you can now produce your own HD using quicktime. It supports output to 720p for itunes.
 
I also just saw this on MacDaily:


• The AppleTV doesn't require a "Widescreen TV" or an HDTV: Let's dispense with one myth right now - the AppleTV does not need a widescreen TV. AppleTV does have a 480i mode, which works with standard-def TVs. My guess is that Apple would rather lose a few customers than confuse everyone. Only standard-def TVs made in the past few years will have component inputs, so most of the fifty years worth of standard-def TVs out there still won't work with the AppleTV. By referring to Widescreen TVs, they may prevent people with standard-def TVs from buying only to find out they need a new TV. But if you've purchased a new, non-HDTV in the past few years, the AppleTV will work for you (provided you have component input jacks).
 
Hey, fryke :)

Quote: "he Apple TV only connects to HDTVs (and something called EDTVs that I've never heard of here in Europe) - and gets its content in "good" old standard-def only from the iTunes Store."

Standard-def <480 analog here in the U.S.A. is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Congress has mandated (although the date keep getting pushed forward) that the Nation go digital >480 High-def.

HD can always be letterboxed to fit inside a standard 4:3 television.

New to Quicktime is export to Apple TV

mr moto :)
 
I know about the export to AppleTV. But that doesn't mean your 320x240 or 640x480 or even 720*whatever videos suddenly will look better. ;) ... Seriously: This thing (all of it together) ain't ready yet, I'd say.
 
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