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CMD is me
Jul 12, 2008, 02:51 PM
I'm considering an AppleTV. I have a MacBook Pro and 500gb ext hard drive. Will the AppleTV wake the MBP up from sleep? And does the lid need to stay open (on the MBP)?



FarSeide
Jul 12, 2008, 02:57 PM
I'm considering an AppleTV. I have a MacBook Pro and 500gb ext hard drive. Will the AppleTV wake the MBP up from sleep? And does the lid need to stay open (on the MBP)?

thats a good question. I have MBP + Apple TV + TC.

I will try that out. Give me a sec.

Brain lapse.. Apple TV is synced up to your iTunes at all times so your computer doesnt have to awake.

CMD is me
Jul 13, 2008, 10:41 AM
thats a good question. I have MBP + Apple TV + TC.

I will try that out. Give me a sec.

Brain lapse.. Apple TV is synced up to your iTunes at all times so your computer doesnt have to awake.
But doesn't your MBP need to be awake to access a connected external drive?

CMD is me
Jul 23, 2008, 10:06 AM
But doesn't your MBP need to be awake to access a connected external drive?

Anyone?

Holla
Jul 24, 2008, 08:17 AM
But doesn't your MBP need to be awake to access a connected external drive?

Anyone?

I think your MB Pro does need to be awake. Otherwise, your AppleTV won't be able to locate your iTunes library.

CMD is me
Jul 24, 2008, 09:57 PM
So to those with a MacBook + :apple:TV do you just set your OS to not sleep but rather use the screen saver? If so, I guess that's fine, my MBP is just use to getting lots of rest.

Akira1980
Jul 25, 2008, 05:42 PM
I have 40GB Apple TV, and my iTunes alone is over 50GB. So I just stream everything to my Apple TV from my MBP. When I come home, I plug in my MBP and leave it on 24/7. Streaming is really fast. Usually you have maybe 1 second of delay but that's about it. I am sure it is the same way if you use external HD.

CMD is me
Jul 25, 2008, 09:45 PM
Cool. What do you have your energy saver set to? Never sleep + screen saver on?

Akira1980
Jul 25, 2008, 11:06 PM
Cool. What do you have your energy saver set to? Never sleep + screen saver on?

Never sleep + Screen off after 15min. I don't bother with screen savor.

sonictonic
Jul 25, 2008, 11:06 PM
I have this setup and what I do is just let the display sleep. This works perfect. Haven't tried with the whole MBP in sleep mode... I don't think it'd work. In my opinion though just sleeping the display is good enough for my MBP and its not doing any harm really by leaving the computer on a lot while I am home anyway.