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TheOriginalKi
May 8, 2012, 04:31 AM
I am considering getting an Apple TV 3 purely for mirroring from my macbook pro which I hope to leave in the office while streaming to the Apple TV in the living room. Do I have to leave the lid open or can I close it? Assuming I have a Bluetooth keyboard and wireless mouse connected and the power cable in.



pdjudd
May 8, 2012, 07:03 AM
My understanding is that mirroring requires that the monitor be active in order to mirror it.

Mad Mac Maniac
May 8, 2012, 08:42 AM
So you are basically wanting to work with your macbook in clamshell mode... Yeah I wish that were possible too... but I don't know. In fact I would probably purchase a bluetooth keyboard and trackpad if this were possible.

another feature I wish would/could be implemented is dual monitors using airplay. APPLE MAKE IT SO!

bogatyr
May 8, 2012, 08:49 AM
another feature I wish would/could be implemented is dual monitors using airplay. APPLE MAKE IT SO!
After they fix the issues with a single monitor please :)

But yes, multiple monitors would rock

Mad Mac Maniac
May 8, 2012, 09:00 AM
After they fix the issues with a single monitor please :)

But yes, multiple monitors would rock

are you referring to issue with full screen apps? (I've never actually dual monitored my Mac, so I don't know if there are any other issues)

I'm happy to report that I just submitted both of these requests to Apple. :) I figure that would be a more likely place for Apple to read my requests than this MR forum. :p edit: for good measure I submitted the request both as a ML feature and an ATV feature

bogatyr
May 8, 2012, 09:02 AM
are you referring to issue with full screen apps? (I've never actually dual monitored my Mac, so I don't know if there are any other issues)
No, I meant airplay mirroring. High amounts of lag, non-1080p for MBA, no TV only option, etc. To me, those should be resolved prior to adding a second receiver option. I was extremely disappointed with it when I tried it out.

heisenberg123
May 8, 2012, 11:01 AM
InsomniaX (http://semaja2.net/) will let you close the lid without puting MBP to sleep which should let you do what you want

TheOriginalKi
May 8, 2012, 11:06 AM
InsomniaX (http://semaja2.net/) will let you close the lid without puting MBP to sleep which should let you do what you want

I've tried this in with a MDP-HDMI cable...I'm afraid that while it doesn't Put the MBP to sleep, there is no output.

heisenberg123
May 8, 2012, 11:15 AM
I've tried this in with a MDP-HDMI cable...I'm afraid that while it doesn't Put the MBP to sleep, there is no output.

correct if it doenst go to sleep it wont enter Clamshell mode, but for Airplay you just need the computer to be awake?

Mad Mac Maniac
Jun 12, 2012, 10:27 AM
Curious if there have been any updates to this with the latest DP?

It would really rock to be able to have my macbook plugged in in my bedroom and simply turn on my Apple TV in my living room to access my Macbook with a bluetooth keyboard and magic trackpad.

saberahul
Sep 3, 2012, 01:36 PM
Has anyone been able to test this out? Looking to buy Apple TV for this purpose.

Krazy Bill
Sep 3, 2012, 02:02 PM
Has anyone been able to test this out? Looking to buy Apple TV for this purpose.I'm too lazy to try. :D

I suspect our macs will simply sleep. Otherwise, if one would have AirPlay on by accident, then close their lid thinking they were putting in sleep... we'll, Apple says we're all stupid and we can't be doing that now, can we?

Would be cool though.

Of course using dual monitors in full screen mode would be cool too.

Arizor
Sep 3, 2012, 09:04 PM
Yes it's possible, I do this using the very handy 'NoSleep' utility - http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep

Just click on your Zzz icon in the menu bar, start up your video, then shut your macbook. Voila.

Nevw
May 3, 2013, 12:50 AM
Yes it's possible, I do this using the very handy 'NoSleep' utility - http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep

Just click on your Zzz icon in the menu bar, start up your video, then shut your macbook. Voila.

Will it work with running software as well as a Video.

Intention is to start software, connect to Apple TV and the apple TV Box plugged into a TV with a HDMI Cable,
when connected close the lid and use a Bluetooth Keyboard and USB Mouse.


to control hte software.

Nev

Master-D
Aug 18, 2013, 08:50 AM
Yes it's possible, I do this using the very handy 'NoSleep' utility - http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleep

Just click on your Zzz icon in the menu bar, start up your video, then shut your macbook. Voila.

This works, problem solved. Thanks Arizor.

09sroyal
Oct 30, 2013, 11:26 AM
Will it work with running software as well as a Video.

Intention is to start software, connect to Apple TV and the apple TV Box plugged into a TV with a HDMI Cable,
when connected close the lid and use a Bluetooth Keyboard and USB Mouse.


to control hte software.

Nev
Anyone have any idea on this? I have NoSleep installed, it allows audio to continue, so my MacBook isn't going to sleep, but i'm not getting video, just a black screen.