Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 7, 2010, 07:12 PM   #1
dizzy130
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Resources used by streaming?

I'm considering a new tv. I'm not interested so much in renting from Apple as streaming from my Macbook. My only concern is, will this slow my Macbook down too much? Or will it be pretty much invisible? I'm thinking of either browsing the internet or maybe writing a paper in Word, not gaming or anything like that. It's a 3 year old Macbook with base specs, so it's getting up there in age.
dizzy130 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8, 2010, 11:17 AM   #2
dXTC
macrumors 68000
 
dXTC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Up, up in my studio, studio
I have an approximately 3 yr old iMac, and it streams to my new tv with no problem. You shouldn't have a problem either, so long as your browsing doesn't use a bunch of bandwidth, like video (and if you're watching video on your MacBook, then who's watching the tv?). Word processing is trivial in terms of processing power required, no probs there.
__________________
dXTC
A good bit of stuff: iMac 21.5" i3 MBP 17" i5 Two 5g iPod nanos and more
...geeve to me LAAAHRGE keess!
dXTC is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 8, 2010, 11:36 AM   #3
bbtrinet
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
The Apple TV doesn't use resources for a long period of time during streaming. My iMac is downstairs, and I have my iTunes on an external drive. I can tell when my daughter is upstairs starting to watch a new video - the external drive turns on and spins for about 3 minutes.

Her entire video (average of approx. 90 minutes) is downloaded wirelessly in less than 3 minutes, and stored on the Apple TV, and then my iMac is not accessed again until my daughter requests a new video.

My iMac, from 2008, is not noticably slower at all.
bbtrinet is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
update resources MrFusion iPhone/iPad Programming 0 Apr 24, 2014 08:51 AM
Resources of Launchpad stormgen OS X 0 May 10, 2013 05:23 AM
Parallels 8 Resources Benhama Mac Applications and Mac App Store 1 Jan 22, 2013 12:46 PM
Newbie resources :) cr0fty iPhone/iPad Programming 14 Jun 10, 2012 03:43 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC