There’s only one problem.
The Apple TV never had support for 1080i or 1080p video.
I know that many of you will do a double-take, and will
immediately fire up your flatscreen TV to check. And you’ll find
that your Apple TV says it knows you’re on a 1080i device. I
know that’s one of the first things I changed when I set up my
But check the specs on Apple’s own Web site to confirm. The
Apple TV simply does not output 1080p or 1080i video. It
I see what he means; Topolsky’s headline at Engadget could be misread to mean that the new Apple TV’s — purported — lack of 1080 playback is a regression from the existing shipping model. It’s not. It’s a regression from a previous rumor regarding the next-gen model.