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Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:10 PM   #1
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How to connect my monitor and Apple TV simultaneously?

I just bought Apple TV and I have Mac mini connected through minidisplayport. I need to connect additional monitor and Apple TV to my Mac mini simultaneously, so need to connect 3 devices to Mac mini. I heard that it is possible by special device - splitter, but do not know what model exactly. Please help me how to do?
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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I just bought Apple TV and I have Mac mini connected through minidisplayport. I need to connect additional monitor and Apple TV to my Mac mini simultaneously, so need to connect 3 devices to Mac mini. I heard that it is possible by special device - splitter, but do not know what model exactly. Please help me how to do?
You can't hook an Appletv into a Mac mini.... Are you trying to hook both the mini and the Appletv to a particular monitor?!? I guess I'm not sure what you are trying to do.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 08:53 AM   #3
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also not sure you question, the ATV does not "hook up" to any computer it can be used to mirror certain computers, Airplay Itunes and certain iOS apps, and be used as a homesharing device if you have homesharing enabled and running in iTunes on a computer but there is not phyical connection
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:44 PM   #4
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also not sure you question, the ATV does not "hook up" to any computer it can be used to mirror certain computers, Airplay Itunes and certain iOS apps, and be used as a homesharing device if you have homesharing enabled and running in iTunes on a computer but there is not phyical connection
So you mean that there is no way how to display my videos on the both devices (Apple TV and monitor, first) simultaneously?

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You can't hook an Appletv into a Mac mini.... Are you trying to hook both the mini and the Appletv to a particular monitor?!? I guess I'm not sure what you are trying to do.
Now I have Mac Mini with a connected monitor. I just want to connect my Mac to send the same picture to the Apple TV and Monitors.

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Old Feb 11, 2013, 11:04 PM   #5
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Well, I read some articles and they suggest to use splitter, I found one, but not sure that it is useful in my case:
https://www.hdwise.com/home.php?cat=668
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:37 AM   #6
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So you mean that there is no way how to display my videos on the both devices (Apple TV and monitor, first) simultaneously?
If it's a mid-2011 or later Mac Mini, I think the feature you're looking for is "AirPlay Mirroring":

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5404
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:26 AM   #7
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If it's a mid-2011 or later Mac Mini, I think the feature you're looking for is "AirPlay Mirroring":

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5404

Yes, the functions is the same, but this solution will work for 1 monitor only, I need to get at least 3 devices (4 would be ideal).
And I affraid that this Mac is older...
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:57 AM   #8
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Yes, the functions is the same, but this solution will work for 1 monitor only, I need to get at least 3 devices (4 would be ideal).
And I affraid that this Mac is older...
What year is your mini? Maybe it will operate both monitors through a dual display setup.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:10 PM   #9
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What year is your mini? Maybe it will operate both monitors through a dual display setup.
I don't remember clearly when I've bought it, but suppose it was in 2010.
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I don't remember clearly when I've bought it, but suppose it was in 2010.
If its the all-aluminum case, then it has mini-display and HDMI ports. You can drive to monitors right from the mac mini.
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If its the all-aluminum case, then it has mini-display and HDMI ports. You can drive to monitors right from the mac mini.

Well, it is not all-aluminium
But I still do not understand how to connect.
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Well, it is not all-aluminium
But I still do not understand how to connect.
If you bought it new, then it probably has the mini DVI and minidisplay ports. Either way your machine can have two monitors connected to it.
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