OK, I’ve tried to use dvd to apple tv conversion utilities, and am unsatisfied because to rip a dvd it took considerably longer than the length of the movie itself. I have been using DVD Shrink (because it is very fast) and ftp to get the .vob files on my atv flash external drive, but am unsatisfied with the “letterbox” result I get when playing them back. What is the best way to get a dvd recorded in widescreen aspect ratio to display correctly on my 16:9 HD TV without using a coversion utility that takes hours to copy a movie?
The raw VOB files should display the movies correctly on your AppleTV. What resolution is your AppleTV currently set to? The optimal resolutions for DVD playback are 720p and 1080p.