1080p via XBMC & Broadcom's Crystal HD

I spent all weekend trying to get this to work…Long story short it’ll play 720 fine, but no luck with 1080p. Anybody have a faster way to converd Blu-Rays to 720m4v’s

1.) Make MKV with makeMKV utility.

2.) Convert to 720 m4v via Handbrake.

Very time consuming. Almost worth just playing the movie off of the original Blu-ray disk…sigh.