Originally Posted by DaveGee
Hmmm... Am I the only one who's scratching their head?
The current (2nd gen) Apple TV has the ability to output 1080p video. Right now, it does not do this.
It can read 1080p video files (from iTunes and the like) just fine. It reads them in, converts them on the fly to 720p, and displays them as 720p.
This is abject nonsense.
It's done, I assume, because iTunes doesn't sell 1080p content. Apple doesn't want people seeing stuff that looks better than the stuff they can buy in iTunes.
The next Apple TV (box, not a monitor, for heaven's sake) should have an A6 chip in it, meaning zero excuse for not outputting 1080p.
Originally Posted by rasimo
Now that the iPhone 4s shoots 1080p video, it's time to remove the restriction.
Indeed, though that certainly shouldn't have been the catalyst.