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so now that iPhone 4s can capture 1080p video, when do you think AppleTV will be able to play it?
 

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Good question - if memory serves me right - it is already capable from a hardware perspective?
 

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Should be. Only question is whether or not Apple thinks it'll be able to do it smoothly enough for their tastes. Maybe they'll wait for the ATV3 with an A5 processor.
 

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They would have to update all of their iTunes content. That's the main reason it's limited to 720p, right?
 

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no, they wouldn't have to. 720p would still play fine.
 

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But if most of the content was still 720p, people would feel like the new hardware upgrade (ATV3) was kinda pointless and they were getting ripped off.
 

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I think Apple's most concerned about the average user's wireless network speed. I have a feeling 1080p videos from iP4S will be downscaled to 720p for AppleTV.
 

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That's a concern, but can you image them advertising this:?
1080p* ATV3
*most iTunes movies are 720p
 

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Oh I hear what you're saying. But I also think it would be awkward to advertise this:

iPhone 4S takes 1080p video.*
*even though you can't watch it on your HDTV through AppleTV or even burn it onto blu-ray with your mac.
 

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Aw, I didn't consider this. I'm getting an Apple TV 2 on Monday, I've been looking forward to playing content in HD.
 

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I suppose if you really want to watch an iPhone 4S video in 1080p you'll have to just use the hdmi connection and bypass the ATV. For now, that is.
 

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As someone who is continually tweaking his HTPC setup, I can confirm that smooth 1080p over wifi is only possible with high compression or a very strong 802.11n dual band signal. I'm sure it will be downgraded on the fly for airplay... another need for that A5.
 

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As someone who is continually tweaking his HTPC setup, I can confirm that smooth 1080p over wifi is only possible with high compression or a very strong 802.11n dual band signal. I'm sure it will be downgraded on the fly for airplay... another need for that A5.
Even with 105mpbs down speeds from comcast ?
 

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Youtube and internet-based 1080p plays easily if your CPU can handle it. It's highly compressed. I'm talking about high-bitrate local video over your LAN.
 

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Yeah, AppleTV is limited to ~6,000Kbps. Wouldn't make for very good 1080p.