Enable Component Video Output on 1st Gen AppleTV OpenELEC XBMC

Enable Component Video Output on 1st Gen AppleTV OpenELEC XBMC

Our default installation of OpenELEC/XBMC on the 1g AppleTV enables only HDMI video output.  To enable output through the component video ports we are going to browse to the ConfigFiles SMB share on the OpenELEC/AppleTV device and create a new plain-text file called xorg.conf and then edit the file. Here is the text as it should be in this file:

Section “Device”
Identifier “nvidia”
Driver “nvidia”
Option “DynamicTwinView” “False”
Option “NoFlip” “false”
Option “NoLogo” “true”
Option “ConnectToAcpid” “0”
Option “ModeValidation” “NoVesaModes, NoXServerModes”
Option “HWCursor” “false”
Option “RegistryDwords” “RMDisableRenderToSysmem=1”
EndSection

Section “Screen”
Identifier “Default Screen”
Device “Generic Video Card”
Monitor “Generic Monitor”
DefaultDepth 24
Option “DPI” “100×100”
Option “UseEvents” “1”
Option “AddARGBVisuals” “1”
Option “AddARGBGLXVisuals” “1”
Option “UseDisplayDevice” “TV”
Option “UseEDID” “FALSE”
Option “TVOutFormat” “COMPONENT”
#————480p Group—————————–
#Option “TVStandard” “HD480p”
#Option “metamodes” “CRT: 720×480 +0+0”
#————720p Group—————————–
Option “TVStandard” “HD720p”
Option “metamodes” “CRT: 1280×720 +0+0”
#————1080i Group—————————–
#Option “metamodes” “CRT: 1920×1080 +0+0”
#Option “TVStandard” “HD1080i”
Option “TVOverScan” “0.80”
Option “NoLogo” “True”
Option “Coolbits” “1”
SubSection “Display”
Depth 24
Modes “720×480” “1280×720” “1920×1080”
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section “Extensions”
Option “Composite” “false”
EndSection

After saving the file, simply connect your component video cables, (Red/Green/Blue) and reboot the AppleTV/OpenELEC device.

One Response to Enable Component Video Output on 1st Gen AppleTV OpenELEC XBMC

  1. Damn I did what you said and now the thing reads “Failed to start Xorg Server” Dependency failed for Fluxbox Window Manager.
    Reached target XBMC Mediacenter Interface.
    –> This is where the damn thing hangs! What now?

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