Apple TV composite hack

by Erica Sadun


Behold. Apple TV using a composite monitor. Thanks to KFM82, who suggested that connecting a standard RCA cable between a TV and one of the three component jacks would produce a monochrome image on a regular composite TV. It did. Not great for TV watching, but excellent for testing out an Apple TV box during modding.


Mauricio Pastrana
2007-10-07 01:16:54
Just by mistake, I found a way to make this hack work in full color!

Figured i'd try to make a video out of it (spare me the pain of publishing a tutorial... still, it's a 3-step thing)

Check it out:

Basically, its tricking the Apple tv by switching HDMI and Composite in mid-resolution adjustment.