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==Activating composite output by software==
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This method was orginally posted by '''loop''' in [http://forum.awkwardtv.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=601&p=3644&hilit=composite#p3644 Awkwardtv Forum]
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1. Download [http://forum.awkwardtv.org/download.php?id=30&f=13 tvcomposite.tar]
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2. Extract TVComposite.kext from tvcomposite.tar to your ATV (to /System/Library/Extensions or to /Users/frontrow)
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3. Follow turbo kext enabler instructions (http://0xfeedbeef.com/appletv/)
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4. Modify /etc/rc.local
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<pre>
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#!/bin/sh
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/Users/frontrow/turbo_kext_enabler.bin
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# TVComposite.kext in /System/Library/Extensions
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kextload /System/Library/Extensions/TVComposite.kext
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# TVComposite.kext in /Users/frontrow
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#kextload /Users/frontrow/TVComposite.kext
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</pre>
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5. Set ATV to 480i
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6. Reboot ATV
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Revision as of 14:30, 16 October 2007

If you have a standard definition TV with a composite input, you CAN use the Apple TV, but only in black and white. Just simply connect a cable from the green (luma) component output to your yellow composite input and select 480i as the resolution for NTSC or 576i for PAL (or else it will flicker).

I mention this only for those folks (like me) who are waiting to receive their big beautiful flat-screen TV, but can't wait to try out their new Apple TV. Just recognize that this is not a long term solution - who wants to see their iPhoto collection in black and white?

A colorblind person you insensitive clod!  ;-)

Source: http://www.beutelevision.com/blog/apple-tv-on-sdtv-in.html

http://www.oreillynet.com/mac/blog/2007/03/apple_tv_composite_hack.html

Activating composite output by software

This method was orginally posted by loop in Awkwardtv Forum


1. Download tvcomposite.tar

2. Extract TVComposite.kext from tvcomposite.tar to your ATV (to /System/Library/Extensions or to /Users/frontrow)

3. Follow turbo kext enabler instructions (http://0xfeedbeef.com/appletv/)

4. Modify /etc/rc.local


#!/bin/sh 
/Users/frontrow/turbo_kext_enabler.bin
# TVComposite.kext in /System/Library/Extensions
kextload /System/Library/Extensions/TVComposite.kext
# TVComposite.kext in /Users/frontrow
#kextload /Users/frontrow/TVComposite.kext

5. Set ATV to 480i

6. Reboot ATV