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carlsson
Jun 23, 2008, 06:43 AM
I would like to mirror what happens on my MacBook to my Apple TV. That way it would be much easier for me to make presentations for example.

Maybe you say that it's not possible to stream so much information, but it is - it can be done via Remote Desktop today. The quality of that is totally OK if you ask me.

Is there a way to solve this?

If there is, what do I need to do? I haven't modded my ATV and I don't know the easiest way to do that.

If I close my eyes, I can see a new menu option before me: "Connect to computer"... It would be great!



dbwie
Jun 23, 2008, 06:48 AM
Why not just connect the MacBook directly to the TV, and bypass the AppleTV device?

carlsson
Jun 23, 2008, 08:53 AM
Why not just connect the MacBook directly to the TV, and bypass the AppleTV device?

Because I don't want to. I would like to have the MacBook on the other side of the room, no cables attached. Everything else is wireless, why shouldn't picture be as well?

brand
Jun 23, 2008, 08:57 AM
Is there a way to solve this?

Yes there is but not using an :apple:TV

carlsson
Jun 26, 2008, 05:14 AM
Yes there is but not using an :apple:TV

That sucks. How hard can it be? :confused:

aljoseph
Jun 26, 2008, 08:56 AM
Carllson: It probably wouldn't be too hard to do. Why don't you do it and let the rest of us know how it turned out. tv was engineered, designed and offered to perform specific tasks. Why are you unhappy it doesn't do what it was never designed to do in the first place.

carlsson
Jun 26, 2008, 09:13 AM
Carlsson: It probably wouldn't be too hard to do. Why don't you do it and let the rest of us know how it turned out.

Unfortunately I am that type of guy that neither have skills, or time, to do this. That's why I'm asking.
I thought that maybe someone, who wants to earn some money, and DO have the time and skills, can make such an application for ATV. It's called Shareware. Some other folks on the planet do things like that (shareware, that is).


tv was engineered, designed and offered to perform specific tasks. Why are you unhappy it doesn't do what it was never designed to do in the first place.

Well, maybe because I think it should be able to do that... Why do you think there are so many hacked ATV's? Is it because Apple made the perfect Media solution and you just install codecs and plugins for fun?

Just because you buy a product doesn't mean you are 100% satisfied, right? ;)

Tallest Skil
Jun 26, 2008, 09:18 AM
Well, maybe because I think it should be able to do that...

I have an iPhone. I think that it SHOULD be able to be on Verizon. It's not. They had their chance, and they're idiots.

I have an LC 575. I think that it SHOULD be able to be upgraded to run OS X. Actually, the only thing stopping it is the 160MB hard drive.

I want a Nehalem Mac Pro. I think that it SHOULD be able to use more than nine graphics cards. (if you're confused, the three from the first Mac Pro, the three from the Penryn Mac Pro, and the three that will come out specifically for the Nehalem Mac Pro)

BlkHwkJailBrkr
Oct 15, 2011, 10:11 AM
I have an iPhone. I think that it SHOULD be able to be on Verizon. It's not. They had their chance, and they're idiots.

I have an LC 575. I think that it SHOULD be able to be upgraded to run OS X. Actually, the only thing stopping it is the 160MB hard drive.

I want a Nehalem Mac Pro. I think that it SHOULD be able to use more than nine graphics cards. (if you're confused, the three from the first Mac Pro, the three from the Penryn Mac Pro, and the three that will come out specifically for the Nehalem Mac Pro)

I'm a little late on this thread, found it on google to see how I could mirror my Mac on to ATV2....WIRELESSLY. But, I must say that because people want their devices to do more than they "should" is the reason why we jailbreak our devices and enhance the ***** out of it. and if you're that guy that frowns on jailbreaking....whatever, every new "enhancement" you see on an iOS upgrade comes from the jailbreak community that apple steals from, re-engineers and makes it look better.

bjttd
Nov 17, 2011, 04:07 PM
I'm with Carrison

I have been reading your thoughts but I want something like
Windows 7 Intel Wireless display and a Netgear device.

I know I know how dare I mention windows but have they done something
a lot of Apple users want.?

Tagefo
Dec 27, 2011, 08:41 AM
Not the best solution I guess, but absolutely doable like this;

Needed; iPhone 4S, Apple TV, Mac (of some kind)

Use Splashtop on the iPhone to connect to the mac you want on your TV, and mirror that image from the iPhone to the Apple TV 2

Caliber26
Dec 27, 2011, 09:29 AM
If the rumors are true, AirPlay Mirroring will be coming to Lion - as well as iMessage:

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/31/airplay-mirroring-and-imessage-coming-to-mac-os-x-lion/

dgalvan123
Dec 28, 2011, 04:20 PM
Not the best solution I guess, but absolutely doable like this;

Needed; iPhone 4S, Apple TV, Mac (of some kind)

Use Splashtop on the iPhone to connect to the mac you want on your TV, and mirror that image from the iPhone to the Apple TV 2

Yes. This also works with an iPad 2 instead of the iPhone 4S. Only problem is the mirrored screen coming from the ipad2 or iphone4s will have the same aspect ratio as the iDevice, whereas most TVs have a different aspect ratio. So you'll see black bars on the sides of the TV screen.

Spencie
Dec 29, 2011, 06:37 PM
I wish there is a way to do that wirelessly. I read in one magazine that there is something called McTivia (http://www.awindinc.com/mctivia/) that is quite expensive, but can wirelessly connect your mac or desktop to your tv without the apple tv.

TheCheapGeek
Dec 30, 2011, 08:32 AM
I haven't tried this so I can't comment on the quality for video for example. However using screens fro edovia, logmein, or any VNC app on the iPad to connect to you mac, then airplay mirror the iPad display to the Apple TV.

Depending on what you want to do this should work.

ThisIsNotMe
Feb 23, 2012, 12:10 AM
It would be nice to have a VNC client for Apple TV 2 (hell, there are a ton for iOS already, just need someone to take on the task of porting it to Apple TV 2) so that products like Screen Recycler can be used.

Hell, I would *pay* for a VNC client for the Apple TV 2.

chiefpavvy
Feb 23, 2012, 09:12 AM
AirPlay Mirroring will be a standard feature of Mountain Lion (10.8)

Haven't tried AirParrot will give it a shot later on, may be a good choice for those stuck on older releases.

alexreich
Feb 27, 2012, 11:30 PM
If you can run Mountain Lion when it releases, and the feature is available on your hardware (some features are left out of OS releases for Macs with certain hardware even if you can install the OS), you should be able to stream your Desktop to an AppleTV 2.

eagandale4114
Feb 28, 2012, 01:16 AM
You will need a mac with a second gen i series processor to run airplay.

michaelborland
Mar 2, 2012, 10:47 PM
AirParrot, AirPlay Mirror your Mac's screen to AppleTV, wirelessly work great and only $10...

http://www.airparrot.com/

Captainjman
May 21, 2012, 08:48 PM
I think its amazing how the apple fanboys react when you show them that apple isnt perfect. Its actually pathetic.

This guy is right, it SHOULD be able to do all these things - on the PC side, pretty much everything discussed in this thread (and others like it) are already being done.

I switched to apple recently, just to try it out and I really like it, but its FAR FAR FAR from perfect. In fact, apple is so restrictive in hopes of making even more money off their customers that it takes YEARS for the technology to become available.

I wish apple would get their head out of their aXXes, let us do what we want with these computers. If you have a wireless connection to an apple TV, don't tease us, let it work in every way possible.

If apple would do that, more people would switch over to the Mac side, which would increase sales and would help Mac grow even more. So its in everyones best interest to see all kinds of functionality in these devices.

And for the fanboys defending Apple to the death - you are pathetic, very very pathetic.

Jason

mic j
May 22, 2012, 08:01 AM
I think its amazing how the apple fanboys react when you show them that apple isnt perfect. Its actually pathetic.

This guy is right, it SHOULD be able to do all these things - on the PC side, pretty much everything discussed in this thread (and others like it) are already being done.

I switched to apple recently, just to try it out and I really like it, but its FAR FAR FAR from perfect. In fact, apple is so restrictive in hopes of making even more money off their customers that it takes YEARS for the technology to become available.

I wish apple would get their head out of their aXXes, let us do what we want with these computers. If you have a wireless connection to an apple TV, don't tease us, let it work in every way possible.

If apple would do that, more people would switch over to the Mac side, which would increase sales and would help Mac grow even more. So its in everyones best interest to see all kinds of functionality in these devices.

And for the fanboys defending Apple to the death - you are pathetic, very very pathetic.

Jason
Ooooo. Someone didn't take his happy pill this morning.:eek:

Donka
May 23, 2012, 07:14 AM
Been using AirParrot and it is a fantastic app - highly recommended. Just the right amount of options.

yinz
May 26, 2012, 04:13 AM
I think its amazing how the apple fanboys react when you show them that apple isnt perfect. Its actually pathetic.

This guy is right, it SHOULD be able to do all these things - on the PC side, pretty much everything discussed in this thread (and others like it) are already being done.

I switched to apple recently, just to try it out and I really like it, but its FAR FAR FAR from perfect. In fact, apple is so restrictive in hopes of making even more money off their customers that it takes YEARS for the technology to become available.

I wish apple would get their head out of their aXXes, let us do what we want with these computers. If you have a wireless connection to an apple TV, don't tease us, let it work in every way possible.

If apple would do that, more people would switch over to the Mac side, which would increase sales and would help Mac grow even more. So its in everyones best interest to see all kinds of functionality in these devices.

And for the fanboys defending Apple to the death - you are pathetic, very very pathetic.

Jason

If OSX allowed you to do that, it would turn into Windows.