The second-generation Apple TV is undoubtedly an impressive piece of kit, however there have been a few teething issues since its release in September, according to AppleInsider a software update will be released to fix some of the known problems.
If your Apple TV is up-to-date you will be running iOS 4.1, the next update will bring Apple TV to iOS 4.1.1 and will apparently fix an issue which causes some HDTVs to display at 480p, also if TV shows or movies are unnecessarily re-downloaded you will be glad to hear that Apple will be fixing this problem as well. We have embedded a picture showing these iOS 4.1.1 plan below, or you can check out this link.
I searched Apple’s support forums for fixes and found that a lot of people are currently experiencing the 480p downscale problem here, having looked through all the pages I cannot see a definitive fix, therefore it seems as if it is a fault with Apple TV’s firmware and not a problem with HDTVs and HDMI cables.
At the moment Apple are staying quiet about when this update will arrive, therefore we will have to keep you posted as we find out more, in the mean time we would love to get some feedback from you, therefore feel free use the comments section below to let us know what you would like to see fixed when iOS 4.1.1 for Apple TV arrives.